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Three entertainment stars have been named as brand ambassadors of next generation network, Globacom. The new ambassadors are celebrated rapper, Olamide Adedeji, dancehall musician, Inetimi Alfred Odon, popularly known as Timaya, and Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim.
The data grandmasters disclosed in a press statement in Lagos that the three were made its ambassadors because of their inspirational role in growing the entertainment industry in Nigeria and Ghana. It said that both Olamide and Timaya had made a huge success of their music career and were standard bearers for millions of Nigerian youths.
Similarly, Juliet Ibrahim has stirred the Ghana entertainment scene with her sultry looks and acting prowess, amassing huge followership among the country’s youth population.
Olamide is 27-year-old and is renowned for his unique mix of hip-hop, rap and street lingo mostly in his indigenous Yoruba language. He caught the attention of the music industry in 2011 when he released his debut studio album Rapsodi. His sophomore album, YBNL, was equally successful. He released his third studio album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth in 2013 with singles like “Durosoke” and “Yemi My Lover”. His other hits include Pepe Dem, Shakitibobo, Konkobility, Who you epp and Eeyan Mayweather.
Olamide has won several music awards, including multiple Nigeria Entertainment Awards and The Headies.
Star of the South South, Timaya, is also one of Nigeria’s most successful musicians. He beautifully combines the genres of raga, hip-hop, dancehall and Afro beat, and has several highly rated albums such as True Story, Gift and Grace, De Rebirth, LLNP and Upgrade. He is a multiple award winner and has to his credit four Headies Awards and one Nigerian Music Award. The Inter-religious and International Federation appointed Timaya a Peace Ambassador for World Peace (IIFWP) in 2011.
Juliet Ibrahim, who is regarded as one of the most beautiful thespians in Africa, is also a film producer, singer and humanitarian of Lebanese, Liberian and Ghanaian descent. She won the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
The three ambassadors have now joined the enviable list of Globacom’s brand icons which parades comedians Basketmouth and Bovi Ugboma; Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Hadizah Blell (Di’ja), Patience Ozokwor, popularly called Mama G, Omawumi, Ego, Yvonne Nelson, MI. among other super stars.