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Six new VJs Find Fame @ Soundcity

By Alonge Michael

Denrele, one of the most remarkable images to have appeared on television in Nigeria, is about to have more of his ilk grace Nigeria's foremost lifestyle, music and entertainment channel, Soundcity.

Denrele (Edun), S Dot (Rotimi Salu) and Yeancah (Dosunmu) are already established figures on the fun channel Soundcity, and now, they are about to be joined in the exciting television experience by six more none-the-less talented channel ambassadors in order for the channel to keep fulfilling its reputation of adding value to life with the power of music.

It would be recalled that earlier in the year, Soundcity embarked on an intensive and extensive search for additional VJs to help propagate its vision of quality, music-powered entertainment and video jockeying. The channel had called on trendy, talented young men and women craving careers in TV broadcasting for its now famed Soundcity VJ Search to which over five thousand wannabes responded.

The long Search started in January at the Astroturf Grounds in highbrow Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, providing ample opportunities for the participating youths to express themselves before the six-member audition committee.

120 emerging youngsters were subsequently drilled at the next stage of the Search inside the Agip Recital Hall of the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, by the reputable trio of Kelvin Luciano, the debonair Chief Executive of QuestionMark Entertainment; renowned compere Michele Dede; and the super on-air-personality Jacob Akinyemi Johnson of Silverbird TV.

Of this lot, only a final ten of the prospective qualified to stay in the Soundcity VJ House at the Lekki Heights Hotel, where for ten days under live camera, they faced a rigorous induction that is the hallmark of Soundcity Channel Ambassadors.

The six new, well-groomed VJs are to be formally presented to the media, viewers and other members of the public at an exclusive Party in June. All through the month, the whole of the Soundcity station has been agog with preparations to welcome these celebs-in-waiting.

Miss Shileola Obisesan, Senior Brand Manager of the Consolidated Media Associates, emphasised that only the best of the prospective VJs have been selected to join the enviable class of Soundcity's brand ambassadors, and in the same vein, only the best in the music and entertainment industry would be present to welcome them at the highly-targeted Reveal Blast taking place on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at the Jade Palace, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos; and we will make further details available only to the invited. And if you miss this, you are either not in town, or not in tune; especially because it is exclusively for everybody who is somebody in entertainment.

“You know that Soundcity is the inspiring cable and satellite music and lifestyle television channel with the mandate of elevating values, engendering warmth and goodness, especially with the provision of quality television content; and this new VJs Project is just one more special way of delivering on our promises made last year to our viewers and other stakeholders, and I dare you to miss this Reveal Party. We are reaching for the peak of entertainment, so why won't you join us?

A 13-day transmission on Soundcity, of every single moment of the entire selection process is expected soon; right from the auditions to the screening and the final selection of the six newest TV sensations to join our beloved, fetching Rotimi Salu (S DOT), magnificent Denerele Edun and charming Yeancah Dosunmu." she added.