12th November, 2010
Three-time Grammy award winning R&B king, R.Kelly, is set to storm Nigeria for theÂ second time.
P.M. Entertainment learnt that the musician will be visiting Nigeria at theÂ invitation of the Nigerian Breweries Plc for the 2010 edition of Star Mega Jam.
Speaking at the national headquarters of the NB Plc, the Corporate Affairs Adviser,Â Yussuf Ageni, said the choice of R. Kelly was informed by the desire of the companyÂ to sustain the high international profile of the event.
Ageni said: â€œas you know, this yearâ€™s Star Mega Jam coincides with the goldenÂ jubilee anniversary of Nigeriaâ€™s independence. As a truly Nigerian brand and aÂ co-celebrant with Nigeria, Star rolled out a series of activities to mark thisÂ important milestone. This yearâ€™s show will also follow in that spirit.â€
Apart from the American music star, top Nigerian artistes, namely P-square, Dâ€™banj,Â Mo-Hits Crew, Faze, MI, Timaya, Sound Sultan, 9ice and Star Quest winners like KCÂ Presh, Diamonds, The Pulse and Juke Box, will also perform at the show holdingÂ between 17 and 18 December,Â 2010 at the Lagos Polo Ground, Ikoyi and the Old ParadeÂ Ground, Abuja, respectively.
A source close to the NB Plc told P.M. Entertainment that R. Kelly is so excitedÂ about coming to Nigeria that he recently called for the tapes of past editions ofÂ Star Mega Jam to enable him prepare for the event.