Foremost Nigerian television host, model and radio personality, Olowu Bardia Adebola, popularly known as ‘ILLRymz,’ has been announced as the co-host for Star Gist, Africa’s premier entertainment and showbiz programme which airs on Africa Magic Showcase. The show which was previously hosted in South Africa will also henceforth air from Nigeria.

StarGist, which gives viewers a daily dose of exclusive star profiles, behind-the-scenes features, and continental and international headlines, will now have ILLRymz co-host the show alongside Zimbabwean celebrity and former Big Brother Africa housemate, Vimbai Mutinhiri.


Explaining the choice of ILLRymz as co-host, the Regional Director, M-Net (West), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “Star Gist is Africa’s resource for star profiles, continental and international headlines, and behind-the-scenes features. ILLRymz has an established presence on the African entertainment scene and is a perfect fit for co-hosting the show with Vimbai. He brings to bear a good mix of passion, wit and knowledge of the local entertainment industry. Our viewers are definitely in for a treat.”

Star Gist features the best of daily African entertainment news and exciting programme segments. Fashion enthusiasts can also watch red carpet events, whilst also getting the details on who wore what and where.

“As the show begins to air from Nigeria, viewers across the continent can expect to get even more first class entertainment and up to the minute news from the continent’s entertainment industries,” added Mba-Uzoukwu.

StarGist airs on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151) Monday to Friday at 20:00 CAT (6pm Nigerian time).

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