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Amakye Dede, Kuami Eugene In A Pre-Christmas Clash At London Concert

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This may not happen again — a one night electrifying experience with the legendary Amakye Dede, who will on December 1, 2018 test the live performance prowess of young Afrobeat and highlife musician, Kuami Eugene at a major highlife night concert in London.

Abrantie Amakye Dede live in London will bring together lovers of authentic good music from all walks of life to converge under a charged atmosphere to enjoy a tasteful blend of old and urban performances — the very best from the rare and indigenous African sounds and melodies.

The event will come off live at the Dominion Center, London. It promises to be the biggest highlife concert ever to hit Britian and probably the biggest test for most of the dynamic artistes on the bill – from the iconic Wutah, Nana Fofie, Ayedem, A Star (the kupe hitmaker), and many other outstanding performers who are musically poised to give their topmost showmanship on the night.

It doesn’t end there. The ultimate night is packed with unending surprises – as there will also be amazing on-stage performance by Kumawood actor and comedian, Kwadwo Nkansah Lil Win, with the official MC for the event, being award winning sports presenter, Patrick Osei Agyemang – Country man Songo. It’s a night no one will want to miss for anything. Live music, laughter, dance and night of unforgettable delightful nostalgia as highlife is the true spirit of African highlife is ignited at the heart of London.

The Amakye Dede live in London is being organized by MayDay Entertainment in partnership with Salt Media. Grab your tickets from https://shoobs.com/events/32828/amakye-dede-live.

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Eshun Brings UN Headquarters, Geneva Alive With Her Performance.

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Ethel Eshun, known as eShun, a Ghanaian singer and performer yesterday, Wednesday 14th November, 2018 gave a powerful performance at the UN Headquarters, Geneva in Switzerland.

The only African who was billed to perform at the high profiled event also gave a brief speech on the Statelessness issue from the African perspective. She then performed songs like Akyia, I Want, Someone Loves Me among others, but the climax was when she performed her song, ”I Belong” the song she composed to address the phenomena called “statelessness”.

The event was well attended and including attendees were the High Commissioner Filippo Grandi and a formerly stateless woman Artee who lives in Thailand.

Statelessness is a situation where a person is denied his or her nationality. It is estimated that at least 10 million people are stateless worldwide: they are not considered as nationals by any State under the operation of its law. They often aren’t allowed to go to school, see a doctor, get a job, open a bank account, buy a house or even get married.

eshun upon return will release the official music video for her latest hit song Akyia this November.

Below are more pictures and videos from her performance.

 

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Legendary Hip Hop Photographer Chi Modu Set To Hold First Ever ‘Uncategorized’ Homecoming Exhibition In Lagos

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The Nigerian-American photographer’s iconic photos will be on display in Lagos this December in a show sponsored by BUD X and curated by Melanin Unscripted.
Chi Modu is the prolific Nigerian-American photographer and documentarian behind some of hip-hop’s most iconic images—and when we say iconic, we’re talking the Notorious B.I.G in a coogi sweater in front of the Twin Towers and 2Pac mid-smoke showing of the words “Thug Life” tattoo across his stomach.


Photo by Chi Modu.

This coming December, the photographer’s work will make its way to Lagos, for a homecoming exhibition in partnership with Budweiser’s music platform BUD X—which celebrates music culture around the world. The event will be curated by photographer, documentarian and writer Amarachi Nwosu’s budding new platform Melanin Unscripted. It will be the first time the artist’s photos will be on display on the continent.

Modu captured hip hop’s golden era like no other, shooting the likes of Nas, Mobb Deep, Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J amongst many others. He also shot over 30 covers for The Source as their Director of Photography.

The BUDxLagos X Chi Modu Uncategorized Photo Exhibition & Workshop runs from December 1-2 and will include also include panel talks, workshops, live musical performances and an after party. Head here to register and to learn more about the event.

Source: Okay Africa

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The Maiden Edition Of The Yoyo Tinz Festival Set To Start In 2 Weeks

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From Monday 19th to Sunday 25th November 2018, the Accra based collective yoyo tinz will invite Accra’s population to experience its very first hip hop festival.

yoyo tinz is a cultural organisation aiming at promoting, documenting and archiving hip hop culture in Ghana and beyond, with a strong emphasis on sharing knowledge about the culture and the societies from which they are created. The organisation has been operating since 2013.

The yoyo tinz festival, scheduled from Monday 19th to Sunday 25th November at La Raceway Club, Accra, Ghana, will be physical enactments of all the work the yoyo tinz collective does in highlighting hip hop culture in its fullness – representing all the elements – rap, graffiti, beatboxing, breakdancing, DJing.

The highlights of the festival will be the art exhibition on Monday 19th November at 7pm at BBNZ Live, professional workshops on Thursday 22nd with the epitome of the festival on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th. For these 2 days expect a week-end loaded with activities: breakdance, graffiti, scratch DJing, basketball court, beatboxing, beatmaking competition, video games, vendors, kids arena, lyrical wars, open mic, concerts.

Based on the success of previous events such as the yoyo tinz shrine at the Chale Wote festival, more than 1000 attendees – children, families, hip hop lovers, music lovers – are expected each day on Saturday and Sunday. Especially since reactions upon the unveiling of the festival poster have been amazing.

The official poster is the result of the work of Bright Ackwerh, Addis Ababa Ackwerh and Elinam Quist. The yoyo tinz team has decided to make a bejewelled yoyo goat the poster character of the hip hop festival. Why a Goat? – G.O.A.T is the acronym for Greatest Of All Times, a title disputed by rappers worldwide. Among other enviable attributes, goats symbolise determination, stubbornness, and vitality. Moreover, the goat – as a symbol and as a living thing – has become popular especially for the Ghana folks, in the recent years of Ghanaian politics! That’s the many reasons which explain the choice!

The yoyo tinz festival is solely financed through crowd funding and personal funds. Many partners have joined the adventure and offered support such as: Terra Alta, Lyrical Wars, Bless The Mic, Afriq Hip Hop, Visiter l’Afrique, Right Com, DDP, Aftown, Decathlon and Surf Ghana.

In an effort to make the culture accessible to all, the festival is free and open to all!

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Website: www.festival.yoyotinz.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yoyotinzfestival/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yoyotinzfestival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/yoyotinz_Fest

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Media relations / partnerships: Essenam – 0207998332
Stands / merchandising: Nii Armah – 0556180199 0209044823
Enquiries: festival.yoyotinz.com [email protected] – 0303 971787

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MTN Pulse Invasion! Fancy Gadam, Flowking Stone to rock Tamale

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Come Saturday 10th November 8, 2018, The Jubilee Park in Tamale will come to a standstill as MTN Pulse storm Tamale for the event of the year.

Dubbed “MTN Pulse Invasion”, the event will see performances from award-winning Tamale serial hitmaker Fancy Gadam and Flowking Stone.

The Free Concert will see Fancy Gadam perform several of his hit songs like Total Cheat, Baby, Mon’Miya, Yaka Chana among others.

The night will also see high rated Tamale based DJ’s and MC’S who have rehearsed to make patrons have a party before, during and after the performances.

The organizers are promising a great and never experienced Jam and urging all people around Tamale to just download the MTN Pulse app to get all the backstage and VIP Treatment to the concert.

MTN PULSE is a community, a lifestyle that enables you to enjoy Money-can’t-buy experiences on MTN. MTN PULSE has designed exclusive value offers for the Youth and Young at heart.

MTN PULSE is for young prepaid customers on MTN and other networks.

Simply Dial *567# and follow the prompts. You will receive a confirmation message from MTN PULSE (567) when your subscription is successful. To de-activate send STOP to “567”

 

 

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