THE STORY OF TUFACE AND ROBERT KELECHI!!! …AS AIRTEL, ONE8 RELEASES AFRICA THEME SONG

2 Face Idibia

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.

Amani and others at ONE8/Airtel press conference in Lagos
Navio, Deepak Srivastava COO Airtel Nigeria, Amani and another artist from ONE8 group at the press conference in Lagos on Saturday
R Kelly

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)

6 Responses to "THE STORY OF TUFACE AND ROBERT KELECHI!!! …AS AIRTEL, ONE8 RELEASES AFRICA THEME SONG"

  1. ogarekpe obu   December 4, 2010 at 9:03 am

    airtel and one8 group, i thank you for making a dream come through. r kelly is my mentor and 2 face is number 1 as far as africa is concern, thank you for bringing them together.

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  2. Charisma   December 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Wow! this a great one we Nigerians have always wanted a network like Airtel to solve  some of the major needs we have in communication hear in thew  country, and with ambassadors like tu-face and R.kelly in it it sure would be so so so amazing. pls i would love to know were/ how to download the theme song. thanks Airtel….

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  3. Noel Aisagbon   December 20, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    R. Kelly waz so great nd gud 2 hv shown himself in dat video wit 2face. Atleast d world wil stp talkin. There are onli 2 music artist in 9ja nd Africa at large they are 2face nd others.

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  4. chinwe nwachukwu   January 7, 2011 at 3:03 am

    thanks airtel 2 baba is my man.the best and always will be.nothing do you.chop nockle

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  5. yemi   January 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    2baba…nothing dey happen…we love you….

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  6. nasir ayo   March 9, 2011 at 9:33 am

    1 luv 2baba 1 luv 9ja 1 lu rkelly

    Reply

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