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Good to see the continued growth of Cos Canino’s Under Da Rock Radio. Cos Canino for new visitors to the site, is a staple in Nigeria’s entertainment based out of New York. He is a publisher, a respected promoter and also a co-founder of the annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards held in New York about August/September.


New York, N.Y., Apr. 08, 2014 – UDR Radio, a company of UnderDaRock LLC, today announced their Appointment of Abimbola ‘Abim’ Ettu, as Program Director.

Abimbola Ettu, (better known as Abim), brings to UDR Radio over 20 years of music industry experience which will be seamlessly transferable to his new role as Program Director.

Previously Ettu owned his own indie label which was home to Reflexionz. He worked under Ron Grant in the A & R department at Sony Music and was an integral part of the Chico DeBarge management team. As a founder of ‘2 in a Bush Management’, Abim managed American Idol Alum Jared Cotter. Forming ‘6556 Management LLC’ in 2009, he represented recording artist Asia Cruise and musician/producer Reggie Hamlet who went on to produce for artists such as J. Holiday, Black Buddafly, Lil Eddie and Range.

“This is a game changing addition to the UDR Radio team as we continue to further separate UDR Radio from any other radio station out there”, said Cosmas ‘Cos Canino’ Collins, UDR Radio CEO. “As Program Director, Abim will be creating the structure and format for every single show, branding each one to create the unique sound for UDR Radio………putting shows into segments, creating playlists, jingles, ads, interview line ups, etc….. when you tune in there will be no doubt that you are listening to UDR Radio, the number one African Radio Station in the world”. Cosmas ‘Cos Canino’ Collins continued, “I’m excited about Abim’s lifelong passion and dedication to the music industry and look forward to working with him as he applies his knowledge and vision to UDR Radio”

“I’m very excited about this new challenge, and I’m looking forward to the new opportunity working with UDR Radio” said Abim Ettu, “I’m excited about what lies ahead, and the direction UDR Radio is taking by bringing me onboard as Program Director.”

UDR Radio continues its rapid expansion adding DJ Ezzy K from Guinea, DJ Kofi from Ghana, DJ Big Villa from Nigeria, and Ms Baddy from the Ivory Coast to the international roster within the month of March 2014.

UDR Radio is quickly being recognized as a major stage for artists such as Ice Prince, Iyanya, Emma Nyra, TuFace, Sound Sultan, D’Prince, Samini, VIP, Tiny, Eazzy, Castro, EL, Keche, (to name a few), who have all visted the UDR Radio studio recently, providing them with that much needed link to their fans across the world.

UDR Radio is supported full time by Executive Director Charles ‘Charlie B’ Busari; Assistant Director Kennedy ‘Sam’ Akpoh; Team Manager Prudia Gasson; Social Media and Promotion team Candice Ogbunugafor and Marilyn Preko.

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