By Niyi Tabiti
For Innocent Idibia, Nigeria born International Music act popularly known as Tuface, it was indeed a testimony recently as he, in collaboration with other seven top music acts concluded a world class single with living legend of pop music, RKELLY in Chicago.
Top African musicians under the group name -One8 were chosen to do a song entitled ‘Hands across Africa’. It was recorded with R Kelly actively involved.The recording was done in Chicago, USA.
On Saturday 20 November 2010, Gistmaster.com and others were invited to the media presentation of the video of the song at Planet One, Maryland, Lagos.
The behind the scene clip was just as exciting as the main video itself. Tuface Idibia in threw hilarious banters with Rkelly at Intervals. At least now, the whole world will now believe that he has done something with the great R & B star. Unlike before when people were saying that RKelly just said a word and tuface went to town that he did a collaboration. This time, the song with RKelly and Seven others and R Kelly actively participated.
In the video, Tuface said R Kelly must have been a Nigerian and his name is Robert Kelechi! At every opportunity, Tuface kept calling him Kelechi.
Gistmaster.com gathered that Airtel made huge investment into the recording of the song. Airtel is the name of the telecommunication company that bought over Zain Nigeria. They announced the change of name last weekend.
Deepak Srivastava, the Chief Operating Officer of Airtel Nigeria told journalists that the Airtel One8 is a revolutionary project with a pan African and global vision.
Fans from all over Africa will be connected to ONE8 through the Airtel network with millions of ONE8 fans across the continent accessing the latest gossip,ringtones, music and videos from all over the world.
Srivastava noted that the excitement and enthusiasm shown by R Kelly and his entire production crew in Chicago in support of the project shows how Africa Spirit is reaching out to the world.Eight amazingly talented and inspirational African superstars, supported by Airtel, Rockstar 4000 and Sony Music Worldwide, are showcasing the talent, passion and Rhythm of Africa to the world.
Airtel Nigeria COO said, people would be able to download the songs at an affordable rate and proceeds would be used in supporting schools for the less privileged in the country.
THE ONE8 GROUP
Tuface Idibia (Nigeria),JK (Zambia), Amani (Kenya),Navio (Uganda),4×4 (Ghana), Fally Pupa (DRC),Alikiba (Tanzania),Movaizhaleine (Gabon)