Four major West African Entertainment Icons have just been named as brand ambassadors of the “Glo with pride” network, Globacom. The new ambassadors are celebrated indigenous rapper Olamide Adedeji, dancehall musician, Inetimi Alfred Odon, popularly known as Timaya, and two Ghanaian actresses, Juliet Ibrahim and Joselyn Dumas.
The telecom company that are notably appreciated for their relatively cheap data fee revealed in a press statement held in Lagos that the four were made its ambassadors because of their inspirational role in growing the entertainment industry in Nigeria and Ghana.
It said that both Olamide and Timaya had made a huge success of their music career and were standard bearers for millions of Nigerian youths.Similarly, Juliet Ibrahim and Joselyn Dumas have rocked the Ghana entertainment scene with their sexy looks and acting prowess, thereby amassing a huge fan base most especially among the country’s youth population.
Olamide is a 27-year-old graduate of the Tai Solarin University, Ijebu Ode. He is renowned for his unique mix of hip-hop, rap and street lingo mostly in his indigenous Yoruba language. He caught the attention of the music industry in 2011 when he released his debut studio album Rapsodi. His sophomore album, YBNL, was equally successful. He released his third studio album BGEL in 2013 with singles like “Durosoke” and “Sitting on the throne” His other hits include Turn up, Shakitibobo, Owoblow, Konkobility, Who you epp and Eeyan Mayweather. Olamide has won several music awards, both locally and internationally most especially the Channel’ O music awards where he was declared “West Africa’s best Artist” in 2014 just before his Sold out OLIC Concert, NEA and The Headies.
Star of the South South, Timaya, is also one of Nigeria’s most successful musicians. He beautifully combines the genres of raga, hip-hop, dancehall and afro beat, and has several highly-rated albums such as True Story, Gift and Grace, De Rebirth, LLNP and Upgrade. He is a multiple award winner and has to his credit four Headies Award and one Nigerian Music Award. Timaya was appointed a Peace Ambassador by the Inter-religious and International Federation for World Peace (IIFWP) in 2011.
Joselyn Dumas is a Ghanaian television host and actress. Her role in A Northern Affair earned her a Ghana Movie Award and an Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She made her debut on Television as the host of Charter House’s Rhythmz, an entertainment show, which saw her interviewing many celebrities. She was host of the flagship Talk show, The One Show, which was aired from 2010 to 2014. She is currently the host for a new TV talk show @ Home with Joselyn Dumas which is aired across Africa and parts of Europe.
Juliet Ibrahim, who is regarded as one of the most beautiful thespians in Africa, is also a film producer, singer and humanitarian of Lebanese, Liberian and Ghanaian descent. She won the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
The four ambassadors have now joined the enviable list of Globacom’s brand icons which parades comedians Basketmouth and Bovi Ugboma; Wizkid, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Hadizah Blell (Di’ja), Patience Ozokwor, popularly called Mama G, Omawumi, Ego, Yvonne Nelson, MI. among other super stars.