Idia Aisien is a Nigerian-Cameroonian model and television presenter who, within one year, has made her voice heard in the Nigerian, and international fashion and television industry.
Idia was born on July 4, 1991, in Lagos, Nigeria. At age 15, she finished high school and her first modeling job was a UNICEF charity fashion show in Lagos.
In 2011, she graduated from American University with a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration. After working for prestigious companies like Discovery Communications, Fox 5 News, the AARP Foundation, and the Foreign Policy Initiative, she moved to New York City.
She has also modeled for U.S. based designers like Alice + Olivia, J Brand, Cashhimi, Samantha Pleet, Jovani, Evelyn Lambert, Danny Nguyen, Sarah Bacchus, Undecillion by Rachel Walters, Nikki Angelique, and An Alili.
Idia is proud to have graced the catwalk for African designers like Maki Oh, Ituen Basi, Deola Sagoe and Lanre Da Silva.
She is currently a Talk Show host on Style 101, Nigeria’s version of Fashion Police, and You got Issues, a lifestyle show that caters to career, family and relationship issues, which both air on Spice TV.
Idia has been featured in both local and international magazines like Vogue USA, Elle South Africa, Blanck Digital London, ThisDay Style, Genevieve Magazine, TW Magazine; and graced the covers of Vanguard Allure, Exquisite Magazine, Guardian Life, Zen Magazine, Trendee Magazine and more.
Who is Rema? Nigeria’s youngest hip hop singer
Born into a Christian family in 2000 in Benin City, Edo State, grew up singing and rapping in local churches and schools at a very young age.
He started music early as he rapped in his secondary school and church. While still in school, he created his own group with his friend “Alpha P” who according to sources met him in church and both have since made music together.
In 2013 Rema and his Friend Alpha P formed a group known as RnA which represents the first initials of their name. Rema alongside his friend Alpha P showcased their talents to the world in 2015 for the first time on stage at the annual talent hunt competition Dream Alive with Pikolo Season 2.
The duo is known officially released their debut single titled MERCY. The mid-tempo song was recorded in the dream alive studio in Benin City while the video was directed by notable Benin based video director Whyte House Pictures.
Both gained huge fan appreciation when they performed at the Glo Slide and Bounce in Benin and Lagos. However, Rema continued singing with Alisong until he got signed by Don Jazzy’s younger brother D’Prince, Jonzing World record owner, into Mavin Records.
Rema first came to limelight in 2015 when he and his friend Alpha P (stage name RnA) made it on stage to showcase their talent at the Dream Alive with Pikolo, of which they emerged winners.
They were signed into the record label of Peak Entertainment owned by Mc Pikolo the organizer of the Talent Hunt as part of the entitlement of winning the competition.
They released Panda Cover, Starboy, and a hit track titled Mercy in 2015. Rema was taken up by D’Prince who helped him get signed to Mavin Records.
He came through with his debut project titled REMA-EP. Even though it was his first major release, the EP made its way to the NO.1 Album on Apple Music Nigeria.
Cordelia Emeh, Investment analyst turned Nollywood actress
Cordelia Emeh is a dynamic and multi-talented actress/Producer. She started her acting career as a teenager in Nigeria, taking part in several stage plays.
In 1991 she got a lead role to feature in a Soap opera by the then Frontline Television Limited in Nigeria led by Dolly Esindu but could not continue with the project due to family demands and other pressures at the time.
Emeh got back to pursue her passion and dream in acting after several years when she relocated to the UK.
In 2012 she started going for auditions and making herself available to work with film makers with determination to not let her passion die.
She has worked with various directors and producers, including Toyin Moore, Nelson Spyk, Rhoda Wilson and Dolly Unachukwu.
Featured in TV Soaps and Movies some of which are; International Games, Blood Type, Captivated, “69”, Housewives & Girlfriends 1&2, Enchained, Apostle Do Good, In a Strange land, Love Zone, Tears of the Rich, Love Triangle, DIVA DIVA, Sister Sister, Maids of Dockland, Silent Journey, My London Slave and many more.
Best Newcomer Actress – BEFFTA 2015 (Blood Type and CAPTIVATED)
Cameroon Film & Academy Movie Awards 2016
Best supporting actress – BEFFTA 2016 (Nominee) –(“69”)
Best supporting actress – African Film Awards 2016 (Nominee)-(Housewives & Girlfriends and “69”).
BEFFTA Top 1000 Honors Award 2017
Cordelia is keen to take her career to the next level and is committed to promoting African Films in diaspora.
She recently ventured into producing films and working in partnership with other producers to make UK Nollywood a force to reckon with. Her first Production is a joint collaboration titled SILENT JOURNEY.
Her second is the recent film MLS (My London Slave), all to be released soon.
Cordelia is a member of the UK Nollywood Actors Guild, the UK Nollywood Producers Guild and the UK Christian Drama Ministries Association. She is an accountant, wife and mother of 4 beautiful children.
Who is Marytonette Okudare? Lawyer turned musician AKA Biwom
Marytonette Okudare is a singer, songwriter, and entertainer from Cross-River State in Nigeria.
The Neo-Afropop artist started singing when she was 5 and her passion for music grew from just singing to playing the keyboard when she was nine.
She has a degree in Law and has been called to the Nigerian Bar. She left law to pursue a career in music.
Using her spare time in the university where she bagged a degree in Law, Biwom recorded her first single, participated in a handful of music competitions and gained a reasonable degree of recognition.
In the last quarter of 2018, she released a single titled Faya and has now followed up with the just-released Krizbeatz-produced pop ballad dubbed G-Wagon.
G-Wagon which is her debut since penning a deal with Xcelar Music Group puts her impressive vocal dexterity on display and is accompanied by a colorful Clarence Peters directed video.
The singer embodies a cool girl vibe with a bold alternative aesthetic and an unmistakable pop appeal.
Learn more about Biwom.