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BN Exclusive: “I Am Afraid of Third Mainland Bridge”! Fun Facts about Channel O Africa Music Video Awards Nominee, Lola Rae



Lola Rae - November 2013 - BellaNaija 01

Yesterday, BN Music kicked off its exclusive info on the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards Nominees with Banky W (Click here to see)

Now it is time for another nominee Lola Rae. The 10th annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards is set to go down in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday 30th November 2013.

Nigerian rap star Naeto C and South African act AKA are the hosts of the event.
Check it out!

Lola Rae - November 2013 - BellaNaija

First Gig on Stage: Iyanya’s Album Launch

Ritual before going on stage: Having a HUGE panic attack, then going on stage and acting like I’m okay *covers face*

Most Embarrassing Moment on stage: Ah! When one of my dancers blew fire on stage and I slipped and screamed. I managed to style it out, so hopefully up until now no one noticed

Shoe Size: Size 4, very small I know

Height: I like to believe I’m 5ft 8in when really I’m 5ft 3in

Allergies: Prawns

Phobia: Heights, Spiders and third mainland bridge in Nigeria

Favorite Color/Number: I love pastel colours, don’t have one specifically. I don’t have a favourite number

Role Model: I have so many, my mother, my father, Tina Turner & Prince

If not Music, what other profession: Maybe fashion, but music is my main squeeze

Favorite Show Performance of all Time: My performance at Destination Africa, in London was so exhilarating

Favourite Musician of All time: I have several; Tina Turner, Prince, Beyoncé, Lagbaja and Nina Simone

Hobby: Sewing clothes or doing make up on others.

#TeamBiggy or #TeamTupac: Super TEAMTUPAC.

Number of music features or collaborations: Thus far unreleased and released we have about 9/10.

Name of the first studio ever recorded in: My first time recording was last year at P2J, my producer’s studi. The first I recorded was “Fi Mi Le”, we have released it now but since rerecorded it.

Music industry crush: I don’t have one

Position in the family: Middle

Keep refreshing for more on the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards Nominees


  1. Dee

    November 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    She is a beauty!!!

    • Sonaya

      November 6, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      With size 4 feet, dang!

    • chuks

      November 6, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      Madam sonaya, biko what wrong with being a size 4?
      *confused face*

    • Hot sumtyn

      November 7, 2013 at 4:10 am

      Don’t forget it’s uk size so that’s U.S 6 and European 37 absolutely nothing wrong with that.

  2. kind anon

    November 6, 2013 at 6:04 pm


  3. Iyke

    November 6, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    BN Exclusive: “ Me sef, I Am Afraid of ‘Private Jets’ and ‘Silver-bird Galleria’

  4. Gistyinka Blog

    November 6, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Gud luck to you dear

  5. Naija Vix.

    November 6, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    LOVE her !

  6. new gurl

    November 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I love her!


    November 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    She’s so small. Pretty lady.


    November 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    isnt she from Ghana?

    • Isa

      November 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm

      Ghanaian ke? I’m pretty sure the mother is Yoruba, her
      middle name is Funmilola

    • sera

      November 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      no her mother is Ghanian hun

    • Chaya

      November 9, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      @ Sera: Nah… She has Ghanaian ancestry but her mama is a Nigerian woman from the Yoruba tribe. By the way, if this babe was an olodo or riffraff of some sort, will y’ll be eager to claim her? Hehe.

  9. Serendipity

    November 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Ritual is getting panic attacks?? Rituals are what u DO (not what happens to u ) before u go on stage.

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      November 6, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      I think she was being sarcastic…hence the use of

  10. jomoh

    November 6, 2013 at 9:45 pm


  11. jomoh

    November 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm


  12. Just Junior

    November 6, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    One hit wonder! This ghanaian babe only has one record lol

  13. Strawberrycandy

    November 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Omo I dey fear third mainland bridge too

  14. dlapikin

    November 6, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    They seem to have a lot of indian/lebanese mixed

    • SOLO ACT

      November 7, 2013 at 4:57 am

      ghanians are not mixed with any lebanese. LOLA Rae’s father is WHITE and her mom is BLack from Ghana.

    • Paul

      November 9, 2013 at 6:40 am

      Yep! Tell em lol

    • Chaya

      November 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      Rachel Funmilola Garton aka Lola Rae’s father is English while her mother is Nigerian (Yoruba). She also indicated that she has Ghanaian ancestry but typically identifies herself as a British Nigerian artiste. , Can life please go back to normal or do y’ll really wanna milk life out of this subject? Lol

  15. Lol

    November 7, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Finally ! Lol

  16. Dammy

    November 7, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Hahaha i ave a friend too dat hate third mainland bridge….dats wen u see her confessing all her sins as if shes gon die on d bridge lol

  17. Cocogirl

    November 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

    OMG!! Is this girl Piscean or what?? She has exactly the
    same phobia as I. The third mainland bridge is sooo on point.

  18. Ebun

    November 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    For a long time, I had a phobia for 3MB too.

  19. dee baba

    November 7, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    people saying she is ghanaian yet was born and raised in lagos and her father is white; she is whatever she wants to be period.

    • Paul

      November 9, 2013 at 6:38 am

      She was not born in Lagos…she lived in Lagos as a teenager she is British Ghanaian.
      I agree with the one hit wonder comment, such a talented girl but her recent material has been very average and plain boring, she needs to try harder or she will fade away!

  20. eunice

    November 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    im feelin to wind my waist shake my body no delayyyy!!
    watch my ting go, love her lola raeeee

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