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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53 Extra: Funmi Victor-Okigbo, Zainab Opeloye and the WED Expo

We catch up with Funmi Victor-Okigbo, the Chief Executive and Production Designer of No Surprises Events, the leading event production and management company in Nigeria.
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53 Extra: Lagos International Jazz Fest, Jesse Jagz & more

53 Extra heads over to the latest hot spot in Lasgidi, we catch up with Jesse Jagz and check out the Lagos International Jazz Festival.
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53 Extra: Tinsel cast, Betty Irabor and more

From award winning photographers to leading ladies in the publishing industry, you definitely don't want to miss 53 Extra tonight!
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53 Extra: A-listers and 150 cocktails on display

Some A-Listers were recently hosted to a unique event that had 150 cocktails on display. It was an opportunity to mingle and have fun and 53Extra was there all the way.
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53 Extra: Beauty meets fashion

Here's what you may have missed on 53 Extra last night.
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53 Extra: A night of the stars

From Beyonce's tour choreographer, to life in the studio.
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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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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.


53 Extra: Beauty meets fashion

Here's what you may have missed on 53 Extra last night.

The West African Fashion Awards is a platform to showcase West African designers and celebrate those that have made outstanding contributions to the blossoming fashion industry. 53 Extra was there to bring you all the glam and action.

Lux, one of the continent’s leading beauty brands, has added new variants to their collection. The company hosted a glamorous unveiling tagged ‘House of Lux’ that was attended by some of the most recognizable faces in the beauty business.

Wana Sambo is an established fashion designer in Nigeria who needs no introduction. She recently opened her doors to stylish guests as she celebrated the launch of her flagship store.

Samsung continues to establish itself as a prominent mobile phone brand. Their new innovation, the Samsung S6, made a special welcome into the Nigerian market at an exclusive event.

On the hot seat were the founders of ROF, a Nigerian apparel and lifestyle brand. Sisters Carmen and Selina Sutherland founded their brand in 2010, after they saw a gap in the market, for a label where “global cultural influences meet in a modern collaboration of spirit and sense.”

53 Extra airs every Monday at 19:30 on AfricaMagic Showcase (DStv channel 151)

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53 Extra: Sean Tizzle



Today on the hot seat, we chat to a fresh faced pop music award winner Sean Tizzle, he opens up about his creative work and more.
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53 Extra: Fashion, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and more

Don't miss 53 Extra tonight!

Dubbed Africa’s biggest beach festival, the Gidi Culture Festival brings together music talents and sports lovers for an enjoyable evening. This years second edition was excitement raised to the power of two and tonight, we check it out.

With an impressive outing at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2013, we profile Kehinde Ejiogu, CEO of Valerie Davids, a soaring fashion brand that caters for high street glam lovers.

Celebrated Nollywood actress and mother of 4, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde boasts of an adorable family. Kelechi Amadi Obi recently zoomed in on this beautiful family for the cover page of Hello Magazine. 53 Extra was at the photo shoot. The Women Rising concert pulled together talented spoken word artist, Titi Sonuga and soulful performers to thrill music lovers at this year’s event. We check it out.

Our guest on today’s episode is Ngozi Omambala. Ngozi is the founder of NMO Management Company and the Creator of the LoudNProudLive Series. She is a seasoned promoter, having begun in UK as a club promoter and Entertainment Editor of Pride Magazine. She created the LoudNProudLive series in 2012 to give female musicians a platform, although the series has evolved to accommodate both male and female musicians.

See all this tonight at 19:30CAT on Africa Magic Showcase DStv Channel 151
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53 Extra: Familusi Akin Babajide



53 Extra visits FAB restaurant, another incredible business extension of the well known Familusi Akin Babajide.
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53 Extra: A night of the stars

From Beyonce's tour choreographer, to life in the studio.

Last night, 53 Extra displayed exactly why AfricaMagic Showcase is the home of great television.

Life in the studio is more fun than many artists let on. To give you an insight into studio life, 53 Extra joined celebrated music producer Cobhams Asuquo and singing sensation Bez in the booth. The two artists recently teamed up on a song titled “There’s a Fire”.

Our cameras headed off to One Nite: Live and Unplugged, where we caught up with award-winning hip hop star MI and his crew.

One of 2014’s most memorable hits, Kiss Daniel’s “Woju” got the remix treatment recently, featuring the unmistakable talents of songbird Tiwa Savage. After shining a spotlight on the brand new music video, we followed Kiss Daniel to One Mic Naija, where he shared a stage with Korede Bello and Tonye Garrick.

Emmy award nominated choreographer, Jeffrey Page, stopped by for a chat. Page’s intricate dance moves - a fusion of traditional African Dance, hip hop, funk and soul, have been featured on big productions such as pop superstar Beyonce's tour ‘The Beyonce Experience’.

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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!

Also featured:

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.

Also featured:

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!

 Also featured:

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.

Also featured:

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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53 Extra: Carmen and Selina of Rof

Sisters Carmen and Selina spotted a gap and in the lifestyle market a few years ago. They promptly sought out to fill at and ROF was born!

53 Extra: Photography

We chat to one of Nigeria's most talented photographer.

53 Extra: Bez

Bez reveals more about his love life and his upcoming album.

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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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53 Extra: Funmi Victor-Okigbo, Zainab Opeloye and the WED Expo

We catch up with Funmi Victor-Okigbo, the Chief Executive and Production Designer of No Surprises Events, the leading event production and management company in Nigeria.
Read More

53 Extra: Lagos International Jazz Fest, Jesse Jagz & more

53 Extra heads over to the latest hot spot in Lasgidi, we catch up with Jesse Jagz and check out the Lagos International Jazz Festival.
Read More

53 Extra: Tinsel cast, Betty Irabor and more

From award winning photographers to leading ladies in the publishing industry, you definitely don't want to miss 53 Extra tonight!
Read More

53 Extra: A-listers and 150 cocktails on display

Some A-Listers were recently hosted to a unique event that had 150 cocktails on display. It was an opportunity to mingle and have fun and 53Extra was there all the way.
Read More

53 Extra: Beauty meets fashion

Here's what you may have missed on 53 Extra last night.
Read More

53 Extra: A night of the stars

From Beyonce's tour choreographer, to life in the studio.
Read More

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

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