Veteran music executive Kenny Ogungbe unveils reality Tv show
Nigerian music executive and Chief executive officer of record label company Kennis Music, Kenny ‘Keke’ Ogungbe has unveiled that he is set to begin a reality show ‘Naija Star Search Reality Show’.
Kennis Music is a record label, specializing in Afrobeats, R&B, pop and hip hop music, founded by Nigerian radio DJ Kenny Ogungbe in 1998. The company’s slogan is “Africa’s No 1 Record Label”. The current CEOs are Kehinde “Keke” Ogungbe and Dayo “D1” Adeneye.
The Naija Star Search Reality Show which is powered by affordable pay-TV company, StarTimes will have auditions open till July 17 with ten million naira prize money and other consolation prizes.
Speaking, Keke Ogungbe who is also the lead judge said, “It’s the joy of seeing Africa setting standards on music mainstream across the globe. The history we have created as Africans, especially Kennis Music being one of the major pioneers of the evolution of Afrobeats, is truly priceless.
“The history is not complete without mentioning some of our artistes that played prominent roles in achieving this great height. The likes of 2baba, Dbanj, JJC Skills, Sound Sultan, and many others popularly known across the globe, who do not only print Afrobeats in gold in the hearts of many, both home and abroad, but also make Nigeria proud.
“This has also opened opportunities to Nigerian youths today doing really well in music, with the likes of Burna Boy who is not just nominated for Grammy but brings it home to us. “This joy for me transcends just being part of history but also being able to give platforms to Nigerian youths with great talent to showcase themselves.
“Thus, this July, we are introducing Naija Star Search. Naija Star Search is a reality show aimed at discovering the next generation of afrobeats superstars, courtesy of StarTimes.” he added.
The 51 year old Kehinde “Kenny” Ogungbe, is a Nigerian DJ, music producer, television presenter and music executive. He is the founder and eponym of the label Kennis Music, and is the CEO alongside Dayo “D1” Adeneye. They own Kennis 104.1 F.M, Lagos.