Nigeria: Glo launches new G-Bam TV Show for the youth


Glo ambassador and one of Nigeria's leading solo music acts, Ego Ogbaro, flanked by presenters of G-Bam, Globacom's new youth entertainment programme, Isio delaVega and Illrymz, during the unveil ceremony of the programme at the Silverbird Galleria in Lagos on Wednesday.

Leading telecoms provider, Globacom has unveiled its electrifying 52-week youth lifestyle TV programme, the G-BAM show. The telecoms giant said the show will enrich the television viewing experience of Nigerians in 2010 with a big bang and eliminate boredom from their Saturday nights.

Selected Glo subscribers and journalists had an opportunity to see excerpts of the new show at the preview on Wednesday. Speaking after the event, music star, Sunny Nneji commended the technical quality of the show, saying it was well put together. "It will keep subscribers glued to the TV on Saturday evenings," he said.

Ego, who was also at the preview, said that even though she was involved in the shooting of some of the episodes, she did not know that the final product would be of such a high technical quality. "There's really nothing like this on TV yet. I'll watch it week after week". Comedian Basketmouth praised the segment on the private lives of stars, saying "it's exciting".

The maiden edition opens with razzmatazz and a scintillating performance by upcoming hip hop act, Dagrin. The scene will thereafter fade for the show presenters, Isio De-la-Vega and Illrymz, to introduce captivating Ego in a live performance that leaves viewers asking for more. Thereafter, the vivacious and pretty Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda engages the audience in bubbly conversation.

The G-BAM show also features a celebrity segment which is essentially a true to life contact with a big time celebrity. The segment shows the act in performance, enabling viewers to hear his or her story first hand and to catch a glimpse of a day in the life of this celebrity. Part of the highlight of the first episode, for instance, is Monalisa in the kitchen.

The show proceeds with racy segments and breezy transitions, ending in a climatic G-Chat segment that ensures that viewers do not miss the latest gist in the entertainment circuit.

The G-chat segment projects newest developments in the showbiz circuit, the show will take the latest and hottest music and sports video feeds from Hollywood. G-BAM show will also highlight the top five songs, cars, bikes, actors and producers of the week. "TV viewers cannot afford to miss out on this latest addition to the entertainment world" Jenarius said.