Audiences across Africa are loving the Studio 53 spin-off, 53 Extra , and the beautiful presenter, Eku Edewor, has a lot to do with the show's ever-growing popularity...

Studio 53, AfricaMagic's flagship, glamorous magazine show, enjoyed widespread popularity, capturing the continent’s appeal and celebrating its talent and energy.

The show focuses on the entertainment industry in Africa. It showcases the latest in music, movies and fashion, as well as red carpet events across the continent.

Incorporating the best of its past, with several dynamic new elements, plus two brand new presenters; the show will bring audiences Africa’s ‘entertainment news’ as well as the latest on celebs and captains of industry.

53 Extra is anchored by the gorgeous Eku Edewor, a graduate from the New York Film Academy.

Having launched in 2004, to date Studio 53 (named in honour of the 53 countries in the African Union), has visited dozens of countries, stretching from the Cape’s southern tip of Africa to Cairo in the North. Along the way the series has stopped at destinations as varied as the ancient cities of Ethiopia and Tunisia, the stunning dunes and deserts of Namibia and Mali and the bustling heart of Nigeria’s Nollywood.

53 Extra continues to go the distance bringing viewers more of these exotic destinations with the addition of exclusive red carpet interviews, as well as glamour and lifestyle features.

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Sika Ossei: New face on 53 Extra

Welcome 53 Extra's lovely new presenter, Sika Ossei who gives us a tour of the green carpet at the pre carnival Ball in tonight's episode.
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Interview: All things Eku

With 53 Extra holding auditions for a new co-presenter we took some time to speak to current host Eku Edewor about hosting the show, the departure of Dolapo Oni as well as projects she has in the pipeline.
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53 Extra Auditions in Lagos

Calling on all 53 Extra co-presenter hopefuls, 53 Extra is having auditions this coming Thursday 8th August at the Apa Suites, Eko Hotel. Auditions start at 09:00am till late.
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Interview: Dolapo Oni

We spoke to Dolapo Oni about her departure from 53 Extra and what she takes away from the show. She tells us about her highlights on the show as well as what the show has taught her about herself.
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Video: Burna Boy and Bibi’s date

This year 53 Extra played Cupid and brought together music sensation Burna Boy and beauty entrepreneur Bibi ahead of Valentines Day.
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Dolapo’s random thoughts

We all have moments where we have thoughts on our minds that you would not normally want the world to know about. We asked 53 Extra’s Dolapo Oni what some of her random thoughts are in various situations.
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Dolapo share’s her highlights of 2012

53 Extra presenter Dolapo Oni says playing the role of Moremi Omotoso on AfricaMagic Entertainment's Jacob's Cross was one of her highlights this year.
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Dolapo shares her health tips

The ever prim and proper 53 Extra co-presenter Dolapo Oni says as part of her beauty regiment she does not diet but has all food types in moderation.
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Cobhams Asuquo on 53 Extra

Tonight 53 Extra will speak to extraordinary singer/songwriter Cobhams Asuquo who has won many awards for his creative lyrics and his majestic voice.
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Kenny Ogungbe: the godfather

We profile one of the godfathers and pioneers of the Nigerian music industry, Kenny Ogungbe, who' s also a studio guest on 53 Extra tonight at 21:00, on channel 128.
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Eku Edewor

Stunning 53 Extra host, Eku Edewor, boasts an impressive resume, having successfully worked as a presenter, model, actress and producer.

Born and raised in Nigeria, the beautiful 23-year-old fashionista and New York Film Academy graduate has worked with numerous big name actors, artists, producers and writers.

Eku fans would also have seen her celebrating M-Net's 25th Birthday 'glampaign' alongside other well-loved faces and personalities.

Representing Arise Magazine, Edewor assisted at the glamorous Face of Africa gala event held in Lagos. She has also project managed various fashion exhibitions for Arise during Fashion Week in New York and Paris.

As a presenter,  the in-demand host has landed some fantastic shows for celebrated brands. Most notably, she opened and closed the Big Brother Africa All Stars season as co-presenter, lent her face and voice to the Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010 campaign, and also hosted a charity dinner, held as a tribute to formidable African women for Nigeria’s 50th Celebrations.

Landing a spot among the international star studded cast and crew of the 2009 Ian Dury biopic Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll was a highlight for Edewor, a rising star worth watching.


21 Apr: Episode 141

This week we profile designer Duaba Serwa.

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Duaba Serwa Profile: We zoom in on another Ghanaian designer making waves on the global scene. She has shown her amazing work at top international fashion shows and she is giving us an exclusive tour of her collections right here on 53 Extra.

Collaborations: It’s not all about fashion today, we have got some sizzling music in the mix. Now, add sexy Ghanaian sounds to hot Naija tunes and what you get are some of the hottest music collaborations in the continent.

Lifestyle Hot Spots: Now long ago, explorers trooped to Accra in search of mined gold, but today we will be discovering the city’s true gold. The rich culture and art, the finger licking flavors, and so much more.

Reggie Rock Stone Profile: Iconic Ghanaian musician, Reggie Rock stone gives us insights into the country’s music and entertainment history.

Loro Piana: We check out the stunning fabrics of Luxury Italian Male line Loro Piana, at the La Villa Boutique fashion event.

This week we have a chat with Christy Brown.

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14 Apr: Episode 140

This week is all about weddings!

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Wedding Expo: Time for our first stop on the wedding tour, as we check out the colorful bridal displays at this year’s wedding expo.

Brides Maids Styling: Another very important element of weddings is the bridal train, but getting ladies of different sizes to wear the same dress sometimes turns out to be challenging. Luckily we have a young designer who has discovered the key to making bridesmaids of different shapes look uniform and fabulous.

Wedding Photography: They say a wedding is a couple’s happiest day and so it’s very important to capture those special moments. That’s where the wedding photographer comes in. We follow celebrity photographer Akintayo Timi on a romantic pre-wedding shoot.

My Big Nigerian Wedding: Weddings certainly takes lot of work, planning and of course money. Well luckily for one couple money concerns can be struck off the list. We attended the My Naija Wedding Competition where couples had the chance to win mind blowing prizes.

Tosan Jemide is infamous for his outstanding cake designs, we profile some of his work this week.
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07 Apr: Episode 139

This week we profile girl groups who have kept us dancing through the years. Kelly Rowland is our studio guest.

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Gidi Culture: We hit the beach for some of the pleasurable attractions and we also enjoye great entertainment at the Gidi Culture Festival.

Half of a Yellow Sun Profile: Half of a Yellow Sun, is set against the backdrop of the Nigerian-Biafran War 1967-1970. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton. The producer of the movie gave us the scoop on what it took to reenact that era.

Polo Lessons: Polo is a prestigious sport which requires great skill, precision and endurance. 53 Extra’s Ozy Agu got lessons from Yinka Alakija, one of executives of the Lagos Polo Club.

Girl Band: Now, from masculine sportsmen to vivacious female musicians. They are feisty, sexy, and talented and embody of girl power. We put our spotlight on the African girl groups that made waves for many years.

Our guest this week is award winning musician Kelly Rowland.
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31 Mar: Episode 138

This week we do a post mortem of this year’s AMVCA red carpet looks. Eku is joined by Ebuka Ucehndu Obi and Uti Nwachukwu.

Our Celebs They are fashionistas who always stun on the red carpet. Creative director of Liam Fashion Agency, Lillian Unachukwu.She picks the best and worst looks.

We always love when people break tradition on the red carpet and ironically wearing traditional attires are just that. The panel reviews 2nd set of celebs who rocked traditional wear and also pick their overall best and worst looks.

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24 Mar: Episode 137

This week our very own Ozy gets a crash coarse on how to spin the decks from DJ Xclusive.

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DNTMT dance tutorial: Lessons in the art of dance from talented group-Dance Na The Main Thing. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to bust a move.

DJs turned musicians:
From good moves to good music, we put our spotlight on gifted disc Jockeys who are going from spinning beats to making music.

DJ 101: 53 Extra’s Ozy Agu got a one on one tutorial from the talented DJ Xclusive and he even got to try out his newly acquired skills at a party.

Party at the place: They say there ‘ain’t no party like a Lagos party’ and we will be hitting one next. It featured sizzling performances by Olamide.

Our guest this week is DJ Jimmy Jatt.
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17 Mar: Episode 136

This week we speak to award winning producer/director Shirley Frimpong Manso.

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AMVCA cocktail party: We mingled with the stars at the Pre AMVCA cocktail.

AMVCA set up and buzz: A massive show like this requires quite some preparation, and we captured all the bustling activities and groundwork behind the scenes.

AMVCA red carpet moments and event proper: We captured all the unforgettable moments of the grand night
Voice over of winners and their remarks: They got to take home the trophies and we caught all their excitement and euphoria.

AMVCA after Party:
After a successful event what else will be expected if not a good all night party and that’s exactly what all the stars did at the electrifying AMCVA after party.

Our guest this week is award winning producer/director Shirley Frimpong-Manso.

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03 Mar: Episode 134

It’s five days to the AMVCA awards and this week’s show its all things AMVCA 2014! Don’t forget to tweet us your opinion about the awards using the #AMVCA2014.

#AMVCA2014

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2013 AMVCA Highlights: We decided to take you back to some of the amazing highlights of the 2013 AMVCAs.

Make up Tips from Joyce Jacobs: Celebrity makeup artist Joyce Jacobs gives us some practical lessons on how to get a stunning red carpet face.

Designer and stylist create AMVCA look: One of the major highlights of every big red carpet event is of course the fashion. This insert will give you some tips on how to get the winning look.

Profile of Hlomla Dandala: We spent some time with one of the night’s big contenders; he talked about his work and his hopes for the AMVCAs.

This week we go all out as we have a panel of guests: Ivie Okujaye, Nse Ikpe- Etim, Tope Tedela & Biya Douglas.
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24 Feb: Episode 133

This week we profile actor Bimbo Manuel.

#2014AMVCA

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Loud and Proud Series: The loud and proud series has featured thrilling live performances from many talented acts in the past. This time around rap super star Ice Prince Zamani brought the stage alive and we captured all the thrills.

Ozzy Gets Styled: Our very own Ozy Agu decided to get experimental with his style, and gifted male designer, Kola Kudus helped him to find a new look.

Love Like a Movie: Last year, Dare Art Alade’s Love Like a Movie Concert was absolutely mind blowing, with jaw dropping acrobatic performance, great music and international stars, and this year’s edition was just as outstanding. 53 Extra caught all the magical moments.

Profile Bimbo Manuel: Star actor Bimbo Manuel has had an illustrious career in the movie industry and getting an AMVCA nomination this year was one of his proud moments. He shared his excitement about his AMVCA nod and gave of the scoop on the movie is nominated for.

Our guest this week is fashion designer Mai Atafo.

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17 Feb: Episode 132

This week we chat to movie director and producer Michelle Bello.

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Tiffany Amber /Design Store Launch:
Up street fashion label, Tiffany Amber, collaborated with a luxury interior design firm to put together a very refreshing show. 53 Extra caught all the fabulousity that graced the runway.

Ivie Okujaye AMVCA Nominee: We got to spend some quality time with AMVCA nominee Ivie Okujaye. She shared with us her thoughts on the awards.

Wajo:
We attended a stimulating open air dance gala where styles from across the globe were on display. 53 extra’s Sika Osei brings you all the fun!

355 Restaurant Launch: We attended the launch of 355 Lounge and Restaurant in Lagos, a place that offers fine dining, good music and a slice of New York.

Our guest this week is movie producer/director Michelle Bello.

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10 Feb: Episode 131

We prepare for Valentine’s Day with our special love episode.

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Fan Date With Celeb: 53 Extra plays Cupid again as we linked up a lucky fan with her celebrity crush.

Celeb Love Story Voice Over: We are in an enchanting suite that’s a perfect haven for couples looking for some special time, so it’s apt that we take you into the fairytale love stories of some of our celeb couples.

Tiffany Amber Launch: If you are looking for inspiration for the perfect look this season we have got you covered. There was a spectacular array of stunning designs at the Tiffany Amber fashion show.
Praiz and Waje Profile: We caught up with RnB stars Waje and Praiz and they give us their spin on Music and Love.

Eku, Ozy and Sika: Eku, Ozy and Sika all hang out at a Thai Restaurant, get to know each other and share their take on love.
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53 Extra: Tosan Jemide On Delicious Cakes!

Tosan Jemide is infamous for his outstanding cake designs, we profile some of his work this week.

53 Extra: Kelly Rowland Interview

award winning musician Kelly Rowland tells 53 Extra how different genre's of music inspires her.

53 Extra: AMVCA Red Carpet Fashion

53 Extra does a post mortem of this year’s AMVCA red carpet looks. Eku is joined by Ebuka Ucehndu Obi and Uti Nwachukwu.

53 Extra: DJ Jimmy Jatt Interview

Our guest this week is DJ Jimmy Jatt.

53 Extra: Shirley Frimpong Manso Interview

Our guest this week is award winning producer/director Shirley Frimpong-Manso.

53 Extra: AMVCA 2014 Actors Round Table

This week we go all out as we have a panel of guests: Ivie Okujaye, Nse Ikpe- Etim, Tope Tedela & Biya Douglas who discuss thier best and worst movie scenes as well as this year's 2014 AMVCAs.

53 Extra: Mai Atafo Interview

Our guest this week is fashion designer Mai Atafo.

53 Extra: Michelle Bello Interview

Film director Michell Bello talks about her latest movie, her preferred movie genre as well as about her family.

53 Extra: Toke Makinwa & Maje Ayida

Valentines Day Special: Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida share talk about their relationship and what makes it work.

53 Extra: Jennifer Olize Interview

Eku speaks to producer Jennifer Olize.

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On The Hotseat With 53 Extra's Eku

Every Monday evening at 21:30 (CAT) you can catch the beautiful Eku Edewor gracing your screens on 53 Extra. What you can also be sure of is that Eku will always be joined by an industry player as you can see in this photo gallery.

53 Extra Guests

Some of the phenomenal studio guests we've had on 53 Extra.

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Sika Ossei: New face on 53 Extra

Welcome 53 Extra's lovely new presenter, Sika Ossei who gives us a tour of the green carpet at the pre carnival Ball in tonight's episode.
Read More

Interview: All things Eku

With 53 Extra holding auditions for a new co-presenter we took some time to speak to current host Eku Edewor about hosting the show, the departure of Dolapo Oni as well as projects she has in the pipeline.
Read More

53 Extra Auditions in Lagos

Calling on all 53 Extra co-presenter hopefuls, 53 Extra is having auditions this coming Thursday 8th August at the Apa Suites, Eko Hotel. Auditions start at 09:00am till late.
Read More

Interview: Dolapo Oni

We spoke to Dolapo Oni about her departure from 53 Extra and what she takes away from the show. She tells us about her highlights on the show as well as what the show has taught her about herself.
Read More

Video: Burna Boy and Bibi’s date

This year 53 Extra played Cupid and brought together music sensation Burna Boy and beauty entrepreneur Bibi ahead of Valentines Day.
Read More

Dolapo’s random thoughts

We all have moments where we have thoughts on our minds that you would not normally want the world to know about. We asked 53 Extra’s Dolapo Oni what some of her random thoughts are in various situations.
Read More

Dolapo share’s her highlights of 2012

53 Extra presenter Dolapo Oni says playing the role of Moremi Omotoso on AfricaMagic Entertainment's Jacob's Cross was one of her highlights this year.
Read More

Dolapo shares her health tips

The ever prim and proper 53 Extra co-presenter Dolapo Oni says as part of her beauty regiment she does not diet but has all food types in moderation.
Read More

Cobhams Asuquo on 53 Extra

Tonight 53 Extra will speak to extraordinary singer/songwriter Cobhams Asuquo who has won many awards for his creative lyrics and his majestic voice.
Read More

Kenny Ogungbe: the godfather

We profile one of the godfathers and pioneers of the Nigerian music industry, Kenny Ogungbe, who' s also a studio guest on 53 Extra tonight at 21:00, on channel 128.
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