Nigerian Television host, Radio Personality, Writer, Actress and Lawyer.
After studying law at the Delta State University, she started building her entertainment career by anchoring events, modeling, writing and performing poems on stage.. In 2011, she emerged the winner of Delta Talent Quest Acting Reality TV organized by then Commissioner of Culture and Tourism, Richard Mofe-Damijo on behalf of the Delta State Government. Winning this opened up more opportunities for her as she began hosting red carpet events for the state.
After Law School, Olive started to work with Cool TV (a sister station to Cool FM, Wazobia FM and Nigeria Info). She also won the ELOY (Exquisite Lady of the year) Award for Television Presenter of the year and the 19 Role Model Awards for TV Presenter of the year.
Dare Art-Alade, professionally known as Darey is a renowned RnB musician and creative in Nigeria. Darey, a man of many talent, started out as a DJ at the age 15. It was during one of those late night sessions he met an executive at Cool FM and got himself a job whilst studying at the University of Lagos.
In 2004, he was part of the contestants that made it to the Project Fame Academy, a well renowned Reality TV show and continent-wide talent hunt and he emerged third in the contest. Four years later, Darey became the host of the same reality show and has since hosted a number of notable events and awards.
Darey is also a performing/recording artist and has featured both local and international artistes like Cobhams Asuquo, 2face Idibia, Naeto C, 9ice, Tee-Y Mix, Chamilionaire amongst others
Charles ‘Loven’ Akinloye is a multi-talented singer and songwriter. He is a recording artist who has a couple of tracks to his credit; one of which is “ADUNNI” a love song where he expresses his wish for he and Adunni to be together. He warmed his way through the audition stages in Lagos with his unique voice and singing technique of infusing a bit of a fuji to his performances. He is also a makeup artist and a stylist.
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, professionally known as Seyi Shay is a British-Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. In 2008, she became the lead singer for the now defunct pop girl group “From Above”. The group signed a recording deal with Sony's Columbia Records and was managed by Mathew Knowles' Music World Entertainment company.
Seyi studied music at a local UK college and went on to study business management at the University of East London. In 2011, she moved back to Nigeria to pursue her musical career and has since dropped hits time and time again.
Seyi Shay has worked with a number of notable international artistes like Justin Timberlake, Brian Michael Cox, Darey, Bilal, Michelle Williams, Chip, Rob Knoxx, H-Money, and Cameron Wallace.
Adesewa the Firefly as she is popularly called by her family and friends is the daughter of Seyi Solagbade, a musicologist of international repute and singer turned business woman Fehintolu Adediji. Firefly came back home to Lagos from school in Cotonou just for the Access the Stars auditions and almost missed out due to some domestic challenges.
OluSoji James better known as ‘Olutunz’ is a singer, performer and all-round entertainer. Olusoji took a day off his hustle of selling sachet water to attend the Abeokuta auditions. His voice, energy and determination at the first stage took him through to the Abeokuta regional concert where he emerged as one of the Top 2 for the region. Losing his mom in December 2013 has been one of the saddest moments in his life.
Sylvester Kiskin indeed has a voice to be reckoned with. He is a professional singer who has been part of and performed with many bands. Sly who started out as a singer in church is currently married to the love of his life who is also a wonderful singer whom he met in a band. He is blessed with 2 beautiful children
Emerging one of Abuja’s Top 2 finalists, Miracle is a talented singer who effortlessly hits her high notes. Born in Warri and a fashion designer, Miracle admits that music has been her major source of inspiration and strength since childhood. Miracle is a dedicated singer in church who aspires to go back to school when the resources are available.
If music did not work out, Kitay would have been a footballer. Born in Warri Delta state, Nigeria, Kitay is a mature singer with a beautiful voice. Kitay, who flew in to his audition from Ghana, emerged as one of the two regional finalists after his beautiful and flirty rendition of Kiss Daniel’s Mama at the Abuja ‘Access the Stars’ concert. Contrary to his stage playboy persona, he is a very humble, friendly and spiritual person who sings in church.
Promise is a bartender at one of Calabar’s biggest hotels who has been blessed with a sweet, soothing but powerful voice. He is a music minister in church, back home in Calabar where he auditioned and was selected. This Bartender-gospel minister loves to dance and play football.
Janet is a graduate of Mass Communication from Cross River University of Technology. She has been repeatedly described as a singer with a powerful voice from her first auditions in Calabar. She is a very intuitive lady who loves to dance.
Gabriel Udogu known as Gabriel Songz is a singer and an actor. He is one of the biggest performers to have been found on the show. He was picked from Onitsha regional auditions which he attended with his mum. Gabriel names his mother as his biggest support and this closeness must also account for the awesome cooking skills he boasts of.
‘Amarasuperstar’ as she is fondly called by her friends and family is a singer with some fire in her voice. She is a gentle and optimistic person with few friends. She was selected at the auditions in her home region Onitsha after 2 failed attempts in Abeokuta and Lagos.
Ada Gold is one contestant that can be described as a ‘straight A’ singer. Coming out of a dark place when she lost her mum barely a month to the auditions, Ada has continued to ace every performance right from the Owerri auditions. Whether in Warri where she focuses on her daytime job as a radio presenter or as a musical powerhouse on stage, Ada’s voice is one you can’t ignore.
Anna is a graduate of Accountancy whose online video entry earned her a spot as the 13th contestant on the show. Upon graduation, she moved from Benue to Lagos seeking greener pasture for her passion.
Temitayo Ibitoye, also known as Tee-Y Mix is an award-winning, prolific and world class A-list music producer, Teeymix is the creative genius behind several hit songs such as Naeto C’s “Kini big deal”, Darey’s “Carry Dey Go”, Temi Doll Face’s “School Your Face” and many others. Beyond producing, he is also known for mixing hit songs like “Skelewu”.
The Oyo State native has evaluated thousands of amateur artistes in their ability to sing and in 2012, walked home with the prestigious Headies Award for Best Music Producer for the Year.
Tee-Y Mix is highly esteemed for world-class music production quality and is ever ingenious creations.
Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, popularly known as Kaffy, is a Nigerian dancer, choreographer, dance instructor and fitness coach. She holds the Guinness World Record for "Longest Dance Party" after dancing for over 55 hours at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon in 2006.
Respected for her acrobatic dancing and great level of stamina, Kaffy has developed innovative visualisation-based methods for teaching dance and dance fitness in an accelerated-learning format. In 2017, she created 'The Dance Workshop’, a dance convention aimed at training and mentoring professional dancers while promoting cultural exchange within the Nigerian dance industry’. The 2017 Edition featured America's leading choreographer, AY Hollywood.
Kaffy has featured in award-winning musical videos for artistes such as Olamide, Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay, D'banj, P-Square and some other international top acts.
Access the Stars is a unique fusion of a music talent hunt, a nationwide music tour and reality TV show, taking some of the biggest acts in Nigeria to core regions across the country. Two of Star Lager’s biggest activation platforms, Star Quest and Star Music: The Trek have now been merged as one in partnership with Access Bank.