Nigeria's Got Talent By Airtel
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DAN FOSTER
DAN FOSTER
Dan Foster is one of the most respected, loved and in demand award winning On Air Personality in Africa with over twenty years in radio broadcasting. He has a unique way of holding the listeners’ attention. You never know what he will do next. He studied Broadcasting and Drama.

After cutting his teeth with a number of radio stations in the United States including Cathy Hughes Radio One WOL in Washington DC, Mix 106.5 in Baltimore and WTBN in the Virgin Islands. He overhauled the Morning radio format into something to look forward to every morning and dominated the airwaves with his unique brand of hilarity of an American on Nigerian soil. His broad expertise includes not only presenting, but producing and directing of programs and He created the reality radio show called “ The Next Radio Superstar”

Foster was also a judge on reality Talents Show, Idols West Africa alongside Dede Mabiaku and Ghanaian Abrewa Nana. He was compared to American Counterpart, Randy Jackson. While in Cool fm, he created the Cool FM Praise Jam Concerts that have taken place since 2004 with a total of 22,000 people in attendance.

He is perceived to be a mentor to many and has personally trained a number of the nation’s best presenters in radio. In 2002, he received an award for Best Radio Presenter of the Year and has since won the 2003, 2004 and 2005 editions of Nigerian Media Merit Awards for Best Radio Personality. He was also recognized by the City Peoples Awards, a respected organization known for recognizing outstanding individuals who have touched the lives of the community. They named him the Media Person of the Year in 2004 and again in 2005.

His inspirational style and his uniqueness was a perfect fit as Head of Programs and production. Currently, the presenter of the # 1 morning show “The Breakfast Jam” and the hot Sunday Morning Praise Jam; he has also been promoted to the position of the Director of Business Development.. Dan Foster has had a fruitful association with corporate Nigeria having served as consultant to a number of blue chip companies in their media campaigns such as Airtel, Globacom, MTN, eTranzact, Nokia, Etisalat, Samsung, Stanbic IBTC, First Bank, Keystone Bank and many others etc.

Dan Foster’s good standing within the industry, wide experience and diverse talents have made him a brand name to be reckoned with, not only in Nigeria, but across Africa and in the Diaspora. He is married to Lovina Foster, with children, Joshua, Daniella and Somtochukwu.
Yibo Koko
Yibo Koko
Yibo Koko is a creative and innovative individual with a strong academic and professional background in the dramatic arts. Also, as an actor, film maker, director, dancer, choreographer and set designer, he is experienced in initiating and managing highly successful events including those designed to raise awareness of cultural and development issues. He has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive internal and external relationships.

Among his many achievements is creating and directing Owu-Amapu Ti, a dance drama tracing the origin of the American tap dance to the Lower Nigeria Delta Region for the 10th Anniversary of The National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Georgia, USA.

In the course of his career, he has won many awards which include April 2010 -‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ in recognition of his contribution to the growth of the Nigerian Film industry.

May 2010 -'Award of Excellence' - 10th Anniversary of the Women of African Descent Film Festival Brooklyn! New York. Concept designer for Movement/Choreography/Carnival Float for Rivers State contingents at the Abuja Carnival,-Winner Overall Best 2008 and 2009 Abuja Carnival.

May 2008: Recipient of the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Film Making Award’ @ the 42nd Brooklyn Arts Council International Film Festival, Long Island University, New York.

Designing and constructing the Float for Rivers State contingents winner - Best Float and Best Costume for King / Queen at the Abuja Carnival 2006.

Yibo Koko is married to Kelechi Yibo-Koko and they have three children.
Kate Henshaw
Kate Henshaw
Kate Henshaw-Nuttall (born in the 1970s in Cross River State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian actress. In 2008 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Kate Henshaw-Nuttall is the oldest of four children. After completing her primary and secondary school in Lagos and Calabar, she spent one year at the University of Calabar reading remedial studies, and then majored in Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) in Lagos. Henshaw-Nuttall worked at the Bauchi State General hospital.

In 1993 Kate Henshaw-Nuttall auditioned for an acting job in the movie ‘When the Sun Sets’ and was handed the role. This was her first appearance in a major Nollywood movie. She has since starred in over 40 Nollywood movies.

In 2008 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film Stronger than Pain. She is presently "The Face of Onga".
The Presenter
Andre Blaze Henshaw
Andre Blaze

Andre Blaze Henshaw was born on August 14th, 1983 to parents of Ibo and Efik origins. He grew up in the south of Nigeria, spending his formative years in Calabar, (Cross Rivers State) and later in Port Harcourt City (Rivers State), Nigeria.

He is one of the youngest ‘veterans’ of Nigerian electronic media. With over ten years of broadcasting experience on radio and television, he has quite literally evolved in the public eye, and his keen ability to hold the attention of audiences in the stretch of time which has spent on air is a testimonial to the skill, talent and unpredictability of this graduate of Mass Communications.

After a year spent working as an amateur copywriter for Epoch Magazine, Andre Blaze began a career on radio at Silverbird’s Rhythm 93.7fm Port Harcourt in 2002 and built his radio career there, rising to become head of the production department despite being the youngest member of staff at the station. He received priceless training in diction, presentation, ethics and media etiquette from Loknan ‘Eldee’ Dombin, (later to become one of Andre’s closest friends and certainly his most popular broadcasting mentor) and Naphtali Tope Brown, who unfortunately passed away a few years after he took Andre under his wing.

In 2008, Andre later on appeared as a judge on The New Faces Of Nigerian TV reality show alongside accepting a job as a presenter at Nigezie, Nigeria’s first 24hr satellite music and lifestyle channel thus making the transition from a career on radio to one on TV. With a broadcast span which covered three continents and a fan base of millions, Andre’s work at Nigezie became a benchmark for TV presentation, as he worked behind and in front of the camera from 2008 till 2012 when he resigned, and began to consult as an independent media creative entrepreneur professional through his companies Ikang, and Parallel Axis. In the same year at Nigezie, he designed and hosted the Zain/Nigezie Tru Search, where the EME recording Client; Skales was discovered in Jos, Nigeria.

Between 2009 and present, he has consulted for and worked extensively with corporate brands like: Airtel, Optima Media Group, Afrinolly, the United States State Department, Nokia, Skye Bank, Blackberry, British American Tobacco, Unilever, Friesland Campina, Moët & Chandon, Bacardi, Samsung, 141, Stallion Motors, Coca-Cola and numerous other private sector firms, as well as the public sector, for such names as the National Orientation Agency, the Cross Rivers State Government, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Kenyan Ministry of Information & South Africa’s Ministry of Tourism.

This respected media entrepreneur and mentor of many has won multiple awards such as: the Future Awards, The Dynamix Awards, the Odudu Awards, The Southern Confluence, and the People’s Choice Awards, to name a few, for his work on radio and television between 2006 and 2012. Notably in 2006, he won the prestigious Southern Confluence Award for excellence on radio, and according to Nielsen Scan, amassed a shocking 12 million listeners on a single day, between seven states in the south of Nigeria, while on air on the Afternoon Drive in August 2007.

He has hosted more than 150 high-profile events in the last four years and has to his credit, more than 30 TV & Radio shows created, hosted and/or produced including the Peak Talent Show, (TV) seasons 2 & 3 and Airtel Friday (radio) seasons 1 & 2.

In addition, he is notably a producer, writer, presenter, compere, deejay, blogger, director, an avid reader, amateur photographer, a philanthropist and extreme & combat sportsman. Andre has continued his driven pursuit of excellence and creative brilliance.

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