Keeping You Entertained for 20 Years! 2Face, Omawumi, Daddy Showkey, Waje & More Celebrate with MultiChoice Nigeria as it Turns 20 | Photos & Scoop

Multichoice at 20 - BellaNaija - November2013035Dance, drama, hit performances, speeches from top dignitaries and an amazing wrap to an awesome evening! The grand ball room of the Eko Hotel and Suites VI came alive on Sunday 17th November 2013 when Nigeria’s pioneer pay TV Company, MultiChoice Nigeria, celebrated its 20th anniversary.

The anniversary celebration, which was well represented by captains of industry, Nigerian celebrities and friends of the group, saw the likes of Daddy Showkey, Waje, Seyi Shey and 2face Idibia alongside the Crown Troup of Africa entertain guests in attendance.

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Ben Ogbeiwi on stage

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We know you know  this one. Can we hear you sing Shooooowwkey!

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Daddy Showkey

Don’t worry ladies and gentlemen. It’s all part of the act.

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Like a boss! Waje looks so good in a suit!

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Waje

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Ms. Irawo hit the stage wearing a pretty pink lace number. I think this might be one of my best looks for Seyi Shay on stage. What do you think?

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Seyi Shay

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It wouldn’t be a celebration without 2Baba himself. The star took a sec of daddy duty to hit the stage and perform some of his classics.

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2Face Idibia

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Now that is how to get down. Omawumi never disappoints. She rocked it like it was the year 2000 on stage with her dancers.

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Omawumi

The performances were geared towards telling the MultiChoice Nigeria story- its entrance into the Nigerian pay TV market, its challenges, breakthroughs and successes. Speaking at the event, the Chairman of MultiChoice Nigeria, Adewunmi Ogunsanya said, “MultiChoice is credited with enhancing access to premium, digital pay-TV content when it introduced several affordable decoders into the market plus five bouquets – DStv Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium.”
“In addition, the introduction of GOtv, another highly affordable television service which delivers a selection of exciting channels in great picture and sound quality, has helped to enhance skills and expertise across board in Nigeria’s entertainment industry. Its state-of-the-art high definition studio, the first in Africa, was sited in Lagos”.

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The availability of the studio facility in Nigeria led to the production of hit television shows such as Tinsel, 53 Extra, Jara, among several other content which are popular in Nigeria and also well received across Africa.

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At MultiChoice, we pride ourselves as the global leader in technology. We bring entertainment to homes in over 50 countries across the African continent. The theme for our 20th anniversary celebration, ‘Keeping families together for over 20 years’, was not chosen casually. It is a major responsibility for MultiChoice that serves both as a mantra and a philosophy, a promise that we will invest continually in cutting edge technology and the content we expose daily will help create the atmosphere we call home.”

Through our DStv, GOtv, mobile and online platforms, we provide wholesome family entertainment on over 150 channels. We constantly expand the frontiers of content generation to remain competitive globally. We rub off on the Nigerian economy in unquantifiable ways,” added Ugbe.

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Biola Alabi, Managing Director, M-net Africa and Mr. Lulu Louis Mnguni, High Commissioner, South African High Commission

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Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport and Mrs. Busola Adeogun- Philips, Regional Director for Dtsv Media Sales

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IK and Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Marketing and Sales, MultiChoice Nigeria

Hmmm. Who do you think rocks locs better? Uti Nwachukwu or Gbenro Ajibade?

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Uti Nwachukwu and Gbenro Ajibade

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John Ugbe, Managing Director MultiChoice Nigeria and Biola Alabi, Managing Director, M-Net Africa

Double the smile, double the beauty. Is it me or do they look like twins?

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Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi and Abiola Alabi, Managing Director, M-Net Africa

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Victor & Funmi-Victor Okigbo

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Oludare Kafar, Marketing Manager, GOtv and Elizabeth Amkpa, General Manager, GOtv

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Jide Kosoko and Kate Henshaw

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Biola Alabi and Uti Nwachukwu

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Mr. and Mrs. Akinola Salu

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Ladi Balogun, MD – FCMB and John Ugbe, Managing Director – MultiChoice Nigeria

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Adewunmi Ogunsanya – Chairman, MultiChoice Nigeria and Ben Bruce – Chairman – Silverbird Group

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Lulu Louis Mnguni, High Commissioner, South African High Commission and Emeka Mba, Director General, NBC

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Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Chairman, MultiChoice Nigeria and Elizabeth Amkpa, General Manager GOtv

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Lionel Brits & Wife

L-R: Mr. Jekinns Alumunia and Odett Bagley

Jenkins Alumona and Odett Bagley

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Mozez Praiz & Wife

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L-R: John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria and wife with Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

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Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Chairman, MultiChoice Nigeria; Kappa Kahumba, General Manager, Operations, MultiChoice Nigeria and John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria

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L-R: IK Osakwodua; Felix Awogu, General Manager, MultiChoice Nigeria and Jenkins Alumona

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L-R: Segun Ogunsanya, CEO, Airtel Nigeria; John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria and  Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Chairman, MultiChoice Nigeria

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Busola Tejumola, Insight Consumer Manager; Omolola Ola and Akaoma Onyeonoru

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Loinel Brits & Wife with Nico Mayer, CEO, MultiChoice Africa

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Jide Kosoko, Kate Henshaw and Funke Akindele

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Taiwo Ajai-Lycett with Florence & Iyke Okechukwu

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IK Osakioduwa, Funmi Victor-Okigbo, Victor Okigbo, Olohi Osakioduwa & Busola Tejumola

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Busola Tejumola, Insight Consumer Manager; Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Marketing and Sales, MOmolola Ola Marketing & Communications and Patrick Dumme, Event Manager, MultiChoice Nigeria

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Dr. Tom Adaba, Emeka Mba, Director Genaral, NBC, Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Chairman, MultiChoice Nigeria and John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria

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Nico Mayer, CEO, MultiChoice Africa; John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria; Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport; Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Chairman, MultiChoice Nigeria and Biola Alabi, Managing Director, M-Net Africa

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Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport; Biola Alabi, Managing Director, M-net Africa; Busola Adeogun- Philips, Regional Director for Dstv Media Sales and Nico Mayer, CEO, MultiChoice Africa

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Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport; Emeka Mba; Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Chairman, MultiChoice Nigeria and Busola Adeogun- Philips, Regional Director for DStv Media Sales

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Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport; Biola Alabi, Managing Director, M-Net Africa;  Nico Mayer, CEO, MultiChoice Africa and John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria

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Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport; Kappa Kahumba, General Manager, Operations, MultiChoice Nigeria; Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Marketing and Sales, MultiChoice Nigeria and Elizabeth Amkpa, General Manager, GOtv

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Segun Agbede; Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport; John Ugbe, Managing Director MultiChoice Nigeria and Victor Ikpeba

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Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi; Zac Orji; Abiola Alabi, Managing Director, M-Net Africa and Jide Kosoko

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Tom Adaba, pioneer DG of the NBC; Abiola Alabi, Managing Director, M-Net Africa; John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria; Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport; Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Chairman, MultiChoice Nigeria and Emeka Mba, Director General, NBC 2013.

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L-R: Abiola Alabi, Managing Director, M-Net Africa; John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria and Felix Awogu, General manager, SuperSport

The DStv Explora, the newest innovation in high definition (HD) decoder technology, was unveiled at the colourful event attended by subscribers, the media, Nigeria’s leading entertainment figures, regulators and captains of industry. With 2 terabytes of storage capacity and 220 hours of recording time, the decoder has been deemed the mother of all decoders.
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22 Comments on Keeping You Entertained for 20 Years! 2Face, Omawumi, Daddy Showkey, Waje & More Celebrate with MultiChoice Nigeria as it Turns 20 | Photos & Scoop
  • Hurpeyeahmie November 20, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Issorait

  • cleo briggs November 20, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Love it……. To each his own style!!!! Omawumi baby of life…..Love you!! xoxo

  • Dee November 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Uti and Gbenro!!! Dashing young men..

  • YEYEAREWA November 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Omawunmi can boogie down 4 Africa. LOL. i would have loved to see her and waje dance th0 (Bestie’s of life)

  • alice November 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    INTERESTING….

  • alice November 20, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    INTERESTING….ME LIKEY

  • Noms November 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Okk,can i say now that this is the reason for 2baba’s
    absence @ Peter”s wedding? Love faces by the way. @Ene and Chuks, i
    see u.

  • Gistyinka Blog November 20, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Waje always on point.. 2 baba

  • missy J November 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Omawumi, Waje and seyi in one house, it’s sure was a blast!
    Those ladies vocalzzzzzzzzzzzzzz , I need not say much. Daddy show
    and 2baba I hail.

  • NAMI November 20, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    nice one

  • Jade November 20, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    That was Ms. Ajayi -lacette, veteran actress with Iyke and
    Florence Okechukwu

  • AsHaNi November 20, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    kate kate…ever pretty…but errrr…your face is almost
    everywhere now o..#justsaying

    • Jesseswife November 21, 2013 at 2:38 am

      You can go and put her on house arrest na #justsaying

      • AsHaNi November 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

        and you will be the police/maiguard guarding her abi #justsaying

  • koks November 20, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    those thighs are not red carpet ready. Don’t do that you
    get a chance to hit the gym

  • Nene Morgan November 20, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I like the selection of artists!

  • Daniel November 20, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Haba Bellanaija! Why would you guys tag Iyke/Florence Okechukwu and not tag Taiwo Ajai-Lycett who was already an established actress before Iyke/Florence were born? Also the MD of FCMB is Ladi Balogun….. otherwise nice pictures. Nice to put a face to Adewunmi Ogunsanya who brought DSTV to Nigeria & must have made a fortune these past 20yrs as founder/chairman of Multichoice Nigeria.

  • Modella November 21, 2013 at 7:34 am

    DSTV and their exploitation,would have prefer Pay per view…Sayi sey is ever pretty..Kate Henshaw smile in all her pic,wonder how she does it

  • mercii November 21, 2013 at 8:27 am

    wow, hmmmm so much fun ,good to see some tinsel cast. my ever fav couple florence and iyke okechukwu i see you guys!

  • Kbest adepoju November 21, 2013 at 9:49 am

    2baba is always classy, one love man.

  • Uc November 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Nice!!!!! they obviously had fun.

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