Organisers of the Calabar International Jazz Festival have announced today that Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole and the multi-talented songstress Asa have joined the already star-studded lineup scheduled for 18-21 April 2014. Cole is well-known in Nigeria for her hits ‘I Should Have Cheated’ and ‘Heaven Sent’, and her two BET reality TV series ‘Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is’ and ‘Keyshia and Daniel: Family First’. Asa returns after a triumphant performance at last year’s Festival, where she wowed the crowd, switching effortlessly between vocals, guitar, trumpet and some fancy footwork.Conoisseurs of smooth jazz, R ‘n’ B and African dance music can look forward to fabulous performances by Hugh Masekela, Liquideep, Jimmy Dludlu and Micasa Music (South Africa), Timotha Lanae (USA), Gwyn Jay Allen (UK) and local superstars Dare Art Alade, Yinka Davies and Kunle Ayo. Dludlu was invited to return after a spell-binding show in 2013, while living legend Masekela is a frequent visitor who considers Calabar his ‘home away from home’. He will anchor a special Peace Concert, a private event hosted by His Excellency, Sen. Liyel Imoke, to highlight the futile and senseless killings around Nigeria.