Wednesday, 18 November 2009


Nonhle and Cedric the Entertainer courtesy of Channel O

Nonhle and Nicky Hilton courtesy of Channel O

Nonhle and Anthony Hamilton courtesy of Channel O

Nonhle and Doctor Rey courtesy of Channel O

The fourth season on O ACCESS returns to Channel O this month and audiences are invited to tune in and catch the best behind the scenes interviews as the series kicks off with Keri Hilson on Tuesday, November 17 at 21:00 CAT.

“It was incredible,” says Nonhle of her time in the US with Hilson. “The single Turnin’ Me On was just huge at the time of our shoot and we got to hang with Keri during an album signing session in New York, she walked around the city, signing autographs and giving away copies of her album. People were going crazy for her and it gave us real insight into what it’s like to be a star at that level.”

Nonhle and the O Access team also went behind-the-scenes at the video shoot for Hilson’s single, ‘Knock You Down’ featuring Ne-Yo and Kanye West, capturing all the drama, emotion and hard work that went into creating the show-stopping clip.

And, in her inimitable way, Nonhle didn’t waste time in getting under the skin of this in-demand superstar: her one-on-one interview gives viewers a chance to hear from Hilson herself how she moved from being a below-the-radar songwriter to a world-class solo artist, the inspiration behind her album In A Perfect World and how she came up with the hit song Turnin’ Me On.

Says Nonhle, “The show we did with Keri is a brilliant way to introduce Season 4 of O Access because I can honestly say that we took things to a new level this time around. Like what happened with Keri, we got to spend some real time with the world’s biggest entertainment stars and there were always things that happened that were not planned but that make for great television.”

Indeed the scoop comes at a time when Hilson’s star has never been brighter: she has just been nominated for Favourite Soul/R&B Female Artist and T-Mobile Soul/R&B Breakthrough Artist in the American Music Awards and already the Grammy bets are on this incredible multi-talent.

O Access is a brand new look and feel that underscores what everyone knows – and that is that there is only one place to be each Tuesday at 21:00: tuned into DStv channel 320 for O Access season 4!

Other stars that audiences will get to see this season include Sean Paul, Vivica Fox, Flo-Rida, Black Eyed Peas, Brick and Lace, Cedric the Entertainer, Robin Thicke, Lady Gaga and Wale just to name a few.