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.


22 Sep: Episode 163

It’s all about stirring sounds and rhythms on today’s show and we've put together a special kind of live performance just for you!

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Lagos Live Sessions: The Goethe Institute put together a memorable show for music lovers with incredible performances by Sound Sultan, D. Tones and Naija Ninja Crew.

Strictly come dancing stars: Dance is no doubt another way to unwind.Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor of the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fame are not unfamiliar with sensual moves.

Classic FM party: Raising the tempo a notch higher.An urban radio station in Lagos, Classic FM prepared the battle ground for DJs to put sounds fromthe 80s and 90s to the test. Music lovers were the judge.

Guest: Tuface Idibia
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15 Sep: Episode 162

We hop on the ride with Sika and Sean Tizzle as the ingenous singer gives us an insight into his music, style and influences.

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Aje's story: The growth of the music industry in Nigeria has given rise to more creative music directors. Aje is one of the pros on the block and he has worked with Davido, Patoranking, Brymo and K-Switch. He tells us how his background as a music artist influences his music videos.

Photography exhibition: We get an exclusive pass into the imaginative mind of a photographer, Ade Adekola. We were at a photography exhibition where his striking works were put on display.

BBC event from Mauritius: We jet off to the breath-taking Island of Mauritius for a fascinating show.

Guest: MiCasa
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01 Sep: Episode 160

We check out the talents keeping reggae music alive, some Nigerian acts are definitely holding it down!

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Raggae Dancehall: Reggae and dancehall music lovers hit the dance floor to celebrate this unique brand of music. Acts such as Patoranking, Diana Bada and a few newcomers get to thrill their audience with great renditions. DJ Spinall dished out his very best on the wheels of steel.

FASHION POLICE OF MUSIC VIDEOS: Raggae is one genre of music that features interesting style and our Style Panel are holding up 3 music videos to check out which styles were glam and which were bland.

PROFILE OF RUBY GYANG: Beautiful Afro Soul Singer, Ruby Gyang who recently put together a song to celebrate the good men in her life opens up to us about her personality, her music career and her choice of Soul Music.

GUEST: PATORANKING

 
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18 Aug: Episode 158

: Stylish Up and coming music diva Tonye Garrick recently opened up to 53 Extra about her life journey.

Also featured:

MMG Clan: It was a celebration of the best of MMG Record Label at the industry night that  ushered in their new album, Evolution.Iyanya, Emma Nyra, and Tekno thrilled their fans to great tunes.

Afropolitan vibes: And it was more fun for the regular 9 to 5 hardworker who takes out time to unwind from the stress of the long busy week. An open – air evening was the right detox.

Man on fire concert: now for some more sweaty moments on the dance floor.  The Spirit of David dance crew recently organized a concert to sensitize the public to stay positivey despite the odds..

Guest: Yemi Alade
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11 Aug: Episode 157

We got the first hand taste of life on one of the hottest tourist’s destination on earth, the wonderful island of Muaritius.

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Only the best show: Multichoice Africa put together a grand content showcase, which celebrated the company’ channel offerings.  It was night of spectacular live music and glamour and it was aptly tagged, the Only the Best Show

Wind surfing: Beautiful beaches are one of the appealing features of the Island, and the call of the seas was just impossible to resist.

Latin Dancing: We attended the Multichoice Entertainment is Universal event which celebrated some of the top lifestyle and enertainment Channels on DSTV.It’s time to put on those heels and hit the dance floor for some sexy latin danciing

Guest: Sakordie
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04 Aug: Episode 156

Pharrell' Williams' Happy video was a global hit and it inspired people around the world to create their own versions, just like the crew at 53 Extra!

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Needle Kraft Event: We attended the needle kraft fashion event and saw some wonderful things on showcase.

Sika and Ozzy story: Our presenters Sika and Ozzy have had several fun adventures since their debut this season and you know what would be more fun? We decided to relive some of those moments.

Fashpa Event:We were at the Fashpa Event where the creme de la creme came to mingle with fashion editors, bloggers, designers, stylists and other fashion lovers.

Guest: Lynxx
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28 Jul: Episode 155

This week we have a sit down chat with rap and hip-hop artist Eva!

Also Featured:

Skales:
We spent some quality time with hip hop artist, Skales at a live performance and got the scoop on his post EME plans.

Rap Game Changers:
Still on talented hip hop artists, we zoom in on gifted performers who have raised the bar in their various sub genres.

Praiz & Diana King:
American Singer Diana King was in Nigeria for collaboration with Nigeria Singer Praiz on the track Mercy and we were in the studio to bring you the entire scoop!

Music Video BTS: We were on the set of an actual music video for some behind the scene thrills with Lace Ft Phynom.

Rap and hip hop artist Eva is our guest this week.
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21 Jul: Episode 154

Fashion designer Wana Sambo shares her insights on fashion and gives us some fashion tips.

Also Featured:

The Garden Show: It’s time to stop and smell the roses literally, we attended this year's edition of The Garden Show which was themed from waste to wonderful.

Wana Sambo Interview: Her eclectic designs have been creating some major buzz in the fashion world; we had a chat with the lady herself to find out what keeps her inspired.

Bez Unplugged: When it comes to smooth Afro-Soul sounds, Bez is one artist that comes to mind. We enjoyed exciting live music at the one night unplugged event, with amazing performances from the soul crooner.

Mai Atafo: We attended an evening of entertainment and style as Mai Atafo partnered with Bespoke London tailors, Savile Row.

Interior Designs:
Now another way to enjoy good living is to come home to a beautiful environment after a long day. We got some practical lessons from a top interior designer.

Our guest this week is events maestro Funke Buknor.
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14 Jul: Episode 153

This weeks episode is all about fashion and the latest trends.

Also Featured:

Iconic Invanity Launch: Iconic Invanity's exquisite designs have adorned top celebs both locally and internationally and we got an eyeful of even more lovely collections at the brand's luxury boutique launch in Lagos.

AFW Designers: We follow up on the work of two upcoming designers who showcased at the African Fashion Week this year.

Celebrity Style: Dimeji Alara is a known stylist and fashion magazine editor but now we are about to discover who he is crushing on when it comes to style!

Brazil Trends: If you were in Brazil this summer you would of discovered that its not all about the football. There's so much to see including hot fashion and the beautiful landscape.

This week's guest is none other than fashion designer April by Kunbi who has dressed celebs like Toke Makinwa and Genevieve Nnaji.




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07 Jul: Episode 152

This week’s show will prove to you that in life you can have more than one revenue stream!

Also Featured:

Dr. Sid Plays Dentist: We took a visit to the dentist with one of 53 extra fans who seem to be having some issues with her teeth and you will not believe who our dental consultant was.

Banky W Cooks With Eku:
Banky W is a master at cooking up chart stopping tracks but we decided to really find out if he is just as hot in the kitchen.

Muna Shows Transformation:
Find out what it takes for a beauty queen to become a rapper as Ex-MBGN winner walks us through her transformative journey.

Career Tips: We give you some expert tips on how to make your career worthwhile.
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53 Extra: Dr Sid

Dr. Sid relives his wedding day with 53 extra and gives us a shoki dance tutorial.

53 Extra: Folake Coka

This week's special guest is Folake Coka.

53 Extra: Diamond

This week's special guest is Diamond.

53 Extra: Chude Jideonwo

Today's guest is Chude Jideonwo.

53 Extra: Tuface Idibia

Today's guest is Tuface Idibia.

53 Extra: Stanley Enow

Today's guest is Camaroonian rapper Stanley Enow.

53 Extra: Ara

Today's guest is Ara.

53 Extra: Sarkodie

Today's guest is Ghanaian music sensation Sarkodie.

53 Extra: Lynxx

Our guest this week is Lynxx.

53 Extra: Eve

Rap and hip hop artist Eva is our guest this week.

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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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