Entertainment, Music

‘We are ready for a spectacular show’ -Cally Ikpe

It is just 24 hours to the most-consistent and cause-driven music awards in Nigeria, the Nigeria Music Video Awards, NMVA 2014, billed to hold at the breath-taking Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island (Lagos) on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

And ahead of the celebration of outstanding creativity in music video production in Nigeria, ENCOMIUM Weekly had a brief chat with the awards organizer and veteran broadcaster, Cally Ikpe on his team’s readiness for the awards…


The anticipation is at boiling point. How prepared is the team for the awards?

We are very ready. I’ll say we are about 85 percent ready. Preparation doesn’t stop until the show is held. We don’t want to let out all our plans. Suspense is the name of the game, you should come and see yourself.

This year’s host is yet to be announced. Who’s hosting the awards this year?

That’s a surprise and it will remain a surprise until the show kicks off. Even 10 minutes to the beginning of the show, you won’t know who the host is. It is deliberate. The host will be unveiled as the show kicks off.

Who are the artistes performing this year?

The artistes performing this year are 2 Face, Kcee, Harrysong, Zaina, Oritsefemi, Joe El.

Would there be a lifetime recognition award this year?

No, we won’t. There would be none this year.

Any final word…

Lobbyists should steer clear. Winning at the NMVA is not about familiarity with the organizers. If it was about that, then someone like Harrysong would have been a regular because he has been with us for long, but he hasn’t won any. There would no influencing decision of who wins or not.

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