Kidi has dropped an ‘extended play’ EP of five tracks. The EP features Ghanaian-South African singer and songwriter, Adina on one of the songs.

The song includes, lead single, ‘Say Cheese’, ‘One Man’ Ft. Adina, ‘End In Tears’, ‘Freaky Lord’ and ‘Next Time I See You. The team that helped with the production of the EP include, Kayso, Richie Mensah, DatBeatGod, MOG and Nova.

Describing the inspiration behind the title “Blue” for the EP, the say you love me hit maker disclosed that blue is his favourite colour. Also, the colour of the sky and the ocean is blue.

It is mostly related to strength and firmness. It represents order, calmness, healing, hope, faith and heaven.

Therefore, he thought of the pandemic and the panic and economic difficulties associated with this it and decide to name the ep blue to heal people psychologically with the calming effect of the colour blue.

Kidi disclosed that, he had not planned for any projects this year because he was preparing to work on his upcoming album to be released in 2021.

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However, this particular project was sparked by the coronavirus outbreak. The artiste revealed that he now spends most of his time recording at the studio due to the controversies associated with the pandemic.

He said staying at home made him explore his versatility as a phenomenal artist by recording songs with different vibes and tunes aside his usual music genre to put up this project because music is the best therapy to inspire, heal and cheer people in this phase of trying times.

According to the high life and Afrobeats singer, Adina a great talent that every artiste would love to perform together with. she was the only featured artiste on the EP because he never planned this project.

Nonetheless, both who were just playing around some rhythms at the studio during his recording session which ended in a collaboration.

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Kidi stated that, though he was just waiting for a perfect time to feature Adina on a song because his fans had requested for it for so long but the opportunity brought itself through these lockdown period which was worth for a collaboration.

Unlike his debut album, Sugar comprising of twelve songs which was followed with a movie, the ‘Blue’ EP, which was released on March 08, was accompanied with a 60 munities life band virtual concert on TV3.

He said the Covid-19 crisis shouldn’t denigrate the essence of one’s life so, the songs in the EP is meant to strengthen and give hope to us in this difficult era.

Kidi has been successful with back to back hit since achieving prominence in 2015 after emerging as the winner of the 2015 MTN Hitmaker competition.

He’s notable for hits like, ‘Odo’ Ft. Davido and Mayorkun, ‘Adiepenna’, ‘Thunder’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Enjoyment’ and ‘Cinderella’.

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After being featured on a couple of songs this year, Ghanaian ace singer and songwriter, Efya has announced her new banger which is set to be realised next month.

The song which is titled, “the one” is a collaboration between Efya and internationally recognised Nigerian singer who is highly admired as “Queen of afrobeats”, Tiwa Savage.

Interestingly, this is a huge collaboration that has been made to serve her fans and the public with a fierce melody during these discouraging times of the covid-19 pandemic to ease their body and soul from the fears.

Efya took to her social media platforms today, asking the public to watch the space as she drops her new song on the 5th of June.

Fellow celebrities and fans across the world have expressed their joy with the two gigantic female artistes putting their beautiful voices in one music.

The team that helped with the production of the song, “the one” is known as Blaq Jerzee.

Efya is also known by her real name, Jane Awindor, is an alumna of the University of Ghana Legon with a first degree in theatre and music. The artiste officially gained public attention in 2008 when she competed in the first edition of the television reality show, stars of the future which she came out second.

Her recognition made her achieve numerous deals and mounted on robust platforms for more exposure.

Since 2008, Efya has produced hits songs and collaborated with colleagues like Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Mr, Eazi, Mugeez, R2bees, Bisa Kdei, etc.

She won Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ Best Female Vocal Performance award for four consecutive times (2011- 2014) and a lot more.

In 2012, she was featured in Yvonne Nelson’s movie, Singles and Married. Some of her songs are, ‘Little Things’ ‘One of Your Own’, ‘Best in Me’, ‘Getaway’, ‘Forgetting Me’, ‘Life’, ‘Herself, and ‘Saara’. Efya has been consistent with her music profession and remains one of Ghana’s best female vocalist.

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Highly noted as the queen of afrobeat, Nigerian artiste, Tiwa Savage felt her passion for music around 15 years when she and her family had relocated to the United Kingdom.

She started as a backup vocalist for American singer, Mary Jane Blige, Chaka Khan, Ms Dynamite and the late George Michael, a British singer.

Savage partook in the X-Factor television music reality show in the UK in 2006 and later attended the Berklee College of Music obtaining a certificate in professional music in 2007. She also holds a first-degree certificate in accounting at the University of Kent.

After her appearance on the reality show, she gained a deal with American music publishing company which saw her write write for Babyface, Kat Deluna, Fantasia among others.

In 2012, she returned to Nigeria and started her full-time music career. She was signed under Mavin Rcords in Nigeria.

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Savage released her first studio album in 2013 including most of her singles and hits like, ‘Eminado’, ‘Kele Kele Love’, ‘Love Me (3x)’, ‘Without My Heart’, ‘Ife Wa Gbona’, ‘Dorobucci’ and ‘Folarin.

Subsequently she worked with a lot of record labels and teamed up with local and international acts including, Flavour, Waje, Wizkid, Davido, Sarkodie, Iceberg Slim, Fantansia, Warren, Keith Harris and many more.

she has bagged home countless awards from the time when her music career. She has also appeared in movies and co-hosted television shows. She’s currently signed a record deal with Universal Music Group and Motown Records.

Efya recently released her first single for the year 2020 in the middle of April titled, Priceless which featured Mugeez.

Now she’s all set to drop the most anticipated song “The One” featuring Tiwa Savage. Let’s keep enjoying Priceless as we wait for Efya’s new song.

 

We can’t wait for ‘The One’! Let’s support our stars

 

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New Video Alert!

Ghanaian Recording Artist, Song writer, RJZ (Joshua Pharez Essuman-Mensah) has released a new Short Film “For Life,”

RJZ who is also a producer and an actor brought his A Game on “For Life,” his new record, singer RJZ makes an avid argument about the durability of unconditional love.

The emotive chanteur, who labels his versatile music styles as simply, “Feels,” admits that allowing outside opinion to permeate his relationship could strain the union.

However, he posits on the joint—co-produced by Erby and Jaysynths—which a pair bonded by unconditional love, cannot be broken.

The sentiment is prominent in every line of the song, particularly in the following promise:

“Baby there’s somethings ago do till I die/ Like say ago dey by your side for life.”

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“For Life,” is the maiden submission from the La Meme Gang star since signing with Twist Entertainment Legacy, the imprint that is also home to Afrobeats crooner, Kweku Afro.

It is unclear whether the number heralds a forthcoming project. Nevertheless, for RJZ’s ever-growing fan base, this is a welcome addition to his impressive catalogue, and a needed boost to quarantine playlists.

“For Life” is available across all major digital platforms.

 

Please Watch the short film below and share the video. Let’s support Our Celebrities 

 

 

Song written by: RJZ

Record label: Twist Entertainment Legacy

Producers: Erby and Jaysynths

Video Director: Mr Akrong

Video Production: Twisted Eye Production

New Music Alert!

Famous Bobson, the Nigerian afro-pop buzz, has released two new singles today which are: Stainless (feat. Peruzzi) [Remix] and Famous Riddim
These two singles are in anticipation of his much awaited headline concert in London this coming October!
Ticket available @ Bobo Live In London https://shoobs.com/
Date: 20th of October, 2019.
at XOYO on the
Both songs are guaranteed to put listeners in that summer groove and
vibe with a delightful
sonic experience.

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST AFROBEATS FESTIVAL COMES TO NEW YORK!

One Africa Music Fest New York

DATE: August 10 2019

VENUE: Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, New York, USA

One Africa Music Fest USA has always featured best line-ups of  Africa’s  most renowned artists,  such  as  UMG Tiwa Savage, Sarkodie,  Davido and more…

 

 

This year, 2019’s confirmed line-up includes:

@diamondplatnumz from Tanzania 🇹🇿

@harmonize_tz from Tanzania 🇹🇿

@eddykenzo from Uganda 🇺🇬

@wyclefjean from Haiti 🇭🇹

@tiwasavage from Nigeria 🇳🇬

@teknoofficial from Nigeria 🇳🇬

@official2baba of Nigeria 🇳🇬

@tenientertainer from Nigeria 🇳🇬

@burnaboygram from Nigeria 🇳🇬

@jahprayzah from Zimbabwe 🇿🇼

@kojofunds 🇬🇧from London

@sneakbo  🇬🇧from London

@stefflondon 🇬🇧from London

@theben3 Benjamin Mugisha  🇷🇼

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Beyonce Knowles-Carter Stars in the Lion King

In 2019, the American entertainment industry received yet another bombshell with the musical film, titled The Lion King, produced by Jon Favreau.

The musical film is a photorealistic remake of Disney’s award-winning traditionally animated film, The Lion King in 1994.

The remake featured top-rated personnel in the entertainment industry including Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, Billy Eichner, John Kani, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones.

Despite much contemplation over the availability of the Grammy-award winning star, Beyonce Knowles, Jon Favreau’s adamancy about making Beyonce play the role of Nala eventually paid off.

On November 2017 when it was officially announced that she would be playing the much-anticipated role.

 

The Lion King

 

The Lion King

The Lion King has raised the interests of millions across the globe as many keep anticipating how her unique role will pan out.

Beyonce, inspired by the new project, has recorded a surprising 14 soundtracks to be released along with the release date of the musical film that has attracted over 174 million viewers through its trailer alone, to be released on the 19th of July, 2019.

The album titled The Lion King: The Gift won the heart of millions who now regard Beyonce as the indispensable tool to rocket Afrobeats in the United States music mainstream.

The Lion King soundtrack featured top African Afrobeats veterans including WizKid, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy and Mr. Eazi to ensure the music meets the nuance of real African music.

WizKid Tekno, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy and Mr. Eazi,Shatta wale, Tiwa Saveage
Photo Credit: WizKid, Mr. Eazi, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Yemi Alade, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy and Shatta wale, Tiwa Savage

As a result, the successful singer nicknamed the soundtrack “A love letter to Africa.”

The soundtrack has helped market the movie has millions are already aware of the upcoming film due to the proficiency and popularity of the hardworking music icon, Beyonce Knowles.

Her album featured other African top-rated artists; Moonchild Sanelly and Busiswa from South Africa, Shatta Wale from Ghana along with Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, and Kendrick Lamar, the producer of the Marvel’s Black Panther soundtrack.

Disney’s United Kingdom premiere saw the meeting of royalty between Lioness Nala, Beyonce and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex for the first time.

 

Beyonce The Lion King Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex , Beyoncé and Jay Z

 

Following Carter’s family shout out to the Duchess during their Brit awards acceptance speech in February. In what could be termed magical moment.

The meeting was welcomed with much love and lots of chat between the two unanimously decorated women in the world.

The night had in attendance, The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, Jay Z, and other Lion King stars Seth Rogan and Billy Eichner.

 

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Their meeting seemed like a regular meeting between to celebrated people to some and to others, it was a meeting between two powerful black women in the world.

Disney’s The Lion King remake was grandly welcomed in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe and is expected to attract millions of viewers in the UK within the first couple of days.

The Lion King will mean so much: Afrobeats ground-breaking moments in the world, reunion and moment of love between the nobles, the revival of the old Disney movie and more. Sure people won’t dare miss out on this as it unfolds.

 

 

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Trader Vic’s presents… Afrobeats The Summer Edition!!!

Trader Vic’s are synonymous for hosting some of the most exhilarating events and have quickly become popular within the industry as well as the general social scene. This year, the exemplary bar and restaurant chain introduce a diverse sequence to their already popular seasonal Series, ‘Trader Vic’s presents… Afrobeats The Summer Edition’ taking place on:

Date: Friday 11th August

Time: From 20:00 –

Location: Trader Vic’s, 22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE

 

Located within London Hilton on Park Lane, the social affair will be the first event of its kind at the iconic chain. It will feature a line-up of UK’s most esteemed Afrobeats artists including MOBO nominee SILVASTONE

MOBO Nominee SILVASTONE

pop princess Vicky Sola

Pop Princess Vicky Sola

 and Afro-group New Age Muzik 

Afro-group New Age Muzik

with special appearance from the man behind some of the biggest afrobeat hits in most recent years, DJ and producer sensation, Juls

DJ And Producer Sensation, Juls.

 The occasion will be hosted by none other than Capital Xtra’s DJ Abrantee 

Capital Xtra’s DJ Abrantee

and music provided by DJ Moses Midas of BBC 1xtra.

 

DJ Moses Midas of BBC 1xtra.

Yvonne Ottley, Marketing and Communications Manager for London Hilton Park Lane commented “This event is a fantastic opportunity to not only show the world the great sounds coming out of the African continent but also to pervade the vastly growing genre to a new demographic. Afrobeats is the fresh phenomenon taking the world by storm and we’re excited to experience it live here at Trader Vic’s.”

 The occasion will offer more than just electric music and buzzing atmosphere, the social affair is set to be one to remember with Trader Vic’s signature tropical cocktails and cuisine, photo booth and other fun amenities.

 

Press and Photography enquiries please contact:

Celestina Diamond | 07871 137 860 | celestina@cdpr.uk

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For dinner reservations book direct TraderVics.parklane@hilton.com

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST AFROBEATS FESTIVAL COMES TO UK!  13 MAY 2017 AT THE SSE Arena, Wembley


Following 2 Sold Out shows at New York’s Barclays Centre (19,000 capacity) and Houston’s Toyota Center (18,000 capacity), the World’s Biggest Afrobeats Festival will now debut in the UK at SSE Wembley Arena

One Africa Music Fest USA saw huge performances by Wizkid, Dbanj, Jidenna, Flavour and Seun Kuti, and  was  attended  by  US  celebrities Swizz  Beatz, DJ Ebro, Lil  Mama,Angela  Simmons and more. The event was also streamed live on Tidal and supported by Hot 97 radio.

The London extravaganza on 13th May, with the weight of Global Radio’s Capital Xtra, will be the first Afrobeats event of this  magnitude  in Europe. It will  feature a line-up of  Africa’s  most renowned artists,  such  as  Roc  Nation’sTiwa  Savage,Nigeria’s  biggest  pop  duoP-Square, Sony  Music’s Davido and  fellow  label-mate  Tekno  dubbed  the ‘golden  boy  of  Afrobeats’; Tanzanian  superstar Alikiba and  pan-African  stars Awilo  Longomba  and Cassper  Nyovest;  and  will  be  hosted  by Nigerian Singer/Actor Banky W and Capital Xtras Abrantee Boateng as the official UK DJ.

One Africa Music Fest has rapidly become the seminal platform to showcase African music and culture to mainstream and diaspora audiences across the world.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP:

Davido: 

Undoubtedly one of the biggest Afrobeats artists to come out of Nigeria, singer Davido accredits much of his success to the support he has received in London calling it his “second home”. From ‘Dami Duro’ and ‘Aye’, to ‘Skelewu’ and ‘Gobe’, his list of anthems speak for his thriving global career. Davido is currently signed to Sony and has previously toured the UK as well as selling out concerts all around the world.

P-Square:

Sensational R&B duo, Peter and Paul Okoye have been championing African music across the globe for many years. Renowned for their energetic stage performances, breathtaking choreography and simply good music, London awaits the timeless hits from the twin brothers who have worked with the likes of Akon, T.I and Rick Ross. Their last song ‘Nobody Ugly’ hit 1 millions views with a week on Youtube

Tiwa Savage:

Newly signed to Jay Z’ s Roc Nation label, ‘Africa’ s Beyoncé’ returns to the One Africa Music Fest stage. Not a stranger to her doting UK fan base, this will be a long-awaited return to London. The singer rose to stardom following her X Factor UK stint which saw her make it to the Judges Houses back in 2006. 

Techno:

Popularly referred to as ‘The Golden Boy of African Music’, became a fan favourite following the release of his first single ‘Holiday’ featuring Davido back in 2013. He later went on to release hit singles ‘ Dance’ , ‘ Duro’ , ‘ Wash’  as well as ‘ Pana’  which dominated the airwaves internationally last year, propelling his career to new heights. Tekno signed to Sony earlier this year

Cassper Nyovest:

Ranked number one on MTV Base’ s Hottest Emcees list 2016 (South Africa), rapper Cassper Nyovest will be performing in the UK for the first time on the One Africa Music Fest stage. Having won numerous awards and sold out concerts in S.A, a freestyle on Tim Westwood Crib sessions in 2015 introduced him to a wider UK audience. 

MTV African Act of the Year, Tanzania Megastar and East Africa’s Most Downloaded Artist on Mkito for 3 consecutive year has brought us many Bangers – Usiniseme, Bongo Flava,  Mac Muga, Nakshi Meembo, Nijwa, Zuu, Zadi Yangu, Wajua…
 ONE AFRICA MUSIC FEST: THE WORLD’S BIGGEST AFROBEATS FESTIVAL IN EUROPE!

Also including: Sarkodie //Olamide // Cassper Nyovest  // Flavour N’abania // Phyno // M.I // 9ice // Efya // Awilo Longomba // Falz // Victoria Kimani and more…

 

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BOX OFFICE:
Tickets still available at Local African Outlets/Restaurants & Shops across London!

 

 

The event brought to you by Paul O, CEO of Upfront and Personal Global Management Consultants (UPGMC), plans to continue to share the vision to unite and showcase Africa worldwide.   

“It’s imperative that we continue to show the world what the continent of Africa is truly about. We are pioneers in the musical sounds and styles that the commercial industry are now sampling and it’s fantastic that we can finally exhibit this on a global scale”. 

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