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Youth net Hip TV joins Kwesé

Nigerian contemporary music and lifestyle channel Hip TV has been added to the line-up of entertainment channels on pay TV platform Kwesé TV.

Elizabeth Amkpa

Available on channel 610, the youth-focused net joins a bouquet of exclusive entertainment channels on Kwesé TV. This includes Box TV, Trace Africa, Trace Gospel, Trace Mziki and Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs’ music channel Revolt TV.

Hip TV, owned by Smooth Promotions CEO Ayo Animashaun, is known for its exclusive interviews with Nigerian celebrities, entertainment news and red carpet moments.

Speaking about the addition of Hip TV, Elizabeth Amkpa, Kwesé TV Nigeria’s general manager, said: “Kwesé TV is Afrocentric and youthful so we are happy to have Hip TV, a home-grown channel for a youthful audience, on our platform.”

“Whether you are in the mood for the distinctly Naija beat, hip hop, R&B or gospel from around the world, you will find them all on Kwesé TV.”

Hip TV adds to the varied list of more than 70 channels that are carried by Kwesé TV, which is part of Econet Media. The Hip TV channel is also carried on Multichoice’s DStv platform.

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Hip TV studio burns down

Nigerian television studio Hip TV, in Ikeja, Lagos, was hit by fire and burned to the ground on Monday evening, reports Gabriella Opara.

Ayo Animashuan

A number of staff and neighbours of the studio helped to fight the blaze before the Lagos State Fire Service arrived.

The inferno, which started in the studio, razed decades-old transmission equipment and the entire building before it was contained.

Thankfully no lives were lost, said Hip TV CEO Ayo Animashuan, adding: “Since the incident, there has been an outpouring of support from friends who have called and visited. I wish to thank them all. We assure our clients and fans that this set-back will not affect our production. The show goes on.”

Lagos fire service is carrying out an investigation into the cause of the fire.

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