#OneAfricaMusicFest: Banky W, P-Square, Falz, Alikiba, Sarkodi, other African music stars set to shut down London today

African music stars set to shut down London today

It is going to be a total shutdown today in the city of London as ‘OneAfrica Music Fest’, Africa’s leading platform that showcases the best and brightest musical talents in the continent, with the sole aim of solidifying Africa’s position within the entertainment industry on a global level, will this evening hold the UK leg of the music concert.

Schedule to hold at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London, the array of music stars from across Africa set to put up a power-packed show include recently engaged Banky W, Falz, Victoria Kimani, and Cassper Nyovest will treat fans in what may be term Afro-cultural music vibes — Afrobeat, Afropop, Afrofunk, and Soca.

Other artistes for the show are Ghana’s rap superstar Sarkodie; Congolese legend, Awilo Longomba; Gongo Aso crooner, 9ice; Atumpan, Jidenna, Davido, Tekno, P-Square, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Alikiba, Flavour N’abania, Phyno and M.I.

Put together by Upfront and Personal Global, a management/promotion company owned by Paul Okoye. The event, Okoye said, “will see African music take over the globe while many Africans in the Diaspora get first class entertainment annually.”

The London concert would be the third in the series, having held in Houston and New York, United States. Banky W in New York hosted the inaugural edition, while Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, Stonebwoy, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Jidenna, and Timaya were some of the artistes that performed the show that held in Barclays Centre, New York.

At the Houston edition, which held in Toyota Center, D’banj, Olamide, Flavour, Psquare, Seyi Shay, Tekno, Skales and international act, Sisqo were among the performers.

Meanwhile, a fashion event and welcome party was yesterday, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Park Lane, Mayfair.


Funke Akindele, JJC Skillz to release musical drama series, Industreet

Funke Akindele, JJC Skillz to release musical drama series, Industreet

Scene One Production has finally released the trailer for the much-anticipated TV Series, Industreet.

Created and directed by JJC Skillz and produced by ace Nollywood actor, Funke Akindele Bello, Industreet is a music-oriented television drama based on the African entertainment scene.

It is set to be the premier television drama series rocking the airwaves with its line-up of amazing actors and musicians entangled in its plots full of intricate twists and turns.

Keep an eye out for stellar performance from Funke Akindele Bello, Linda Ejiofor, Lydia Forson, Leo Ugochukwu, Daddy Freeze, Kay Switch, Charles Okocha and guest appearance from Niniola, Ushbebe, Gemstones, Mo Eazy, to mention a few from its star-studded ensemble.

Industreet TV Series will premiere on May 26 exclusively to SceneOne.tv and can also be watched via SceneOneTV mobile app. SceneOneTV app can be downloaded from both the Apple App Store & Play Store for Android users.

Scene One Productions is owned by Funke Akindele Bello, and is the producer of hit drama series, Jenifas Diary.

Nigeria’s Yemi Alade, Funke Akindele-Bello battle For Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

Nigeria’s Yemi Alade, Funke Akindele-Bello battle For Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

Ahead of this year’s Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, organisers have unveiled actress and producer, Funke Akindele-Bello and Award winning singer, Yemi Alade for the award, where kids’ votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed.

Celebrating kids’ favourites from across the worlds of film, television, music and pop culture, Yemi Alade and Funke Akindele-Bello have been nominated alongside Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o, Pearl Thusi and Wayde van Niekerk in the Favourite African Star category.

Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards takes place on Saturday, March 11, at the USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles and premieres simultaneously on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and NickToons (DStv channel 308) at 2:40PM on Wednesday 15 March.

Yemi Alade and Funke Akindele – Bello join a long list of international nominees at this years KCAs, including Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Daya, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Megan Fox, Lukas Graham, Kevin Hart, Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Jones, Anna Kendrick, Bruno Mars, Melissa McCarthy, JoJo Siwa, The Chainsmokers, Justin Timberlake, Twenty One Pilots and more.

To vote for the Favourite African Star category, viewers are expected to use the hashtag #KCAAfricanStar and the hashtag for your chosen nominee on Twitter @NickAfrica, or post the hashtag on Facebook especially on www.Facebook.Com/Nickelodeo nAfrica tagging your favourite nominee.

Fans also can vote by going to kca2017.nick.com, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, for hilarious videos, the KCA Creator game, quizzes and pictures, and to get the latest KCA news on this year’s show, nominees and attendees.
Stars will vie for the famous Nickelodeon “blimp” trophy across ten music categories, with Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and Twenty One Pilots topping the list with four nominations each.


‘The Voice’ drops 2Baba as coach, picks Yemi Alade as replacement

‘The Voice’ drops 2Baba as coach, picks Yemi Alade as replacement

Nigerian female artist Yemi Alade will replace Innocent Idibia popularly known as 2baba as coach in the second season of M-net music reality show, `The Voice Nigeria.’

According to the M-net West Africa team, 2Baba has left the show to pursue other commitments which has prompted the need for a new coach.

The second season which kicks off in a couple of weeks will have Alade join Patrick Okorie (Patoranking), Aituaje Iruobe (Waje) and Timi Dakolo who will reprise their roles as coaches.

The coaches critique contestants’ performances and guide their teams of selected artistes through the remainder of the season whilst also competing to ensure that their act wins the competition.

NAN reports that the winner from the 17 episode show this year would earn a recording contract with Universal Music Group, an SUV car worth N7 million and a trip to Abu Dhabi.

Last season which was the first season of the franchise in Nigeria, 28-year-old Stage actress Agharese Emokpae popularly known as A’rese emerged winner.

Auditions for the second season of The Voice Nigeria recently held across Nigeria in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Enugu, and preparations are in top gear for the show’s return to television.

Yemi Alade joins Timi Dakolo, Patoranking, Waje on The Voice Nigeria Season 2

Yemi Alade joins Timi Dakolo, Patoranking, Waje on The Voice Nigeria Season 2

As preparations goes upswing for the season two of the reality show, The Voice Nigeria, which returns to screen, songstress, Yemi Alade, has been confirmed as the newest star to occupy the famous red chair as coach.

The Johnny crooner, joins the trio of Timi Dakolo, Patoranking and Waje, who are taking up their roles as coaches, critique contestants’ performances and guide their teams of selected artistes through the remainder of the season, whilst also competing to ensure that their act wins the competition.

Speaking on Mama Africa singer’s addition to the panel, the Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “Yemi Alade is widely recognised as one of Nigeria’s biggest musical exports with incredible appeal across the continent and in other international markets.

“Not only is she an amazing vocalist, Yemi is also recognised for her energetic and entertaining performances on stage. We are thrilled to have her join The Voice and we cannot wait for the contestants and our viewers to experience her on the show,” she added.

Yemi Alade replaces pop superstar, Innocent 2face Idibia, who leaves the show to pursue other commitments.

In the first season, A’rese of #teamwaje emerged victorious winning the grand prize of an SUV and a recording contract with Universal Music. Auditions for the second season were recently held across major cities in Nigeria including, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Enugu.


8 Key Success Factors When Marketing Your Event in Nigeria

8 Key Success Factors When Marketing Your Event

When it comes to marketing your event you have so much to think about. You have to think about who you want people to see the event and how the event is going to be marketed for the public. When it comes to marketing your event, it is usually for a social or benefit event. You will want as many people to attend as possible and that is why you need to look at your marketing strategy with a positive and respectful attitude.

The first factor of marketing an event successfully is to get the word out. You will want to think about hanging flyers, using mass media, or by the word of mouth. You can use all of the different ways or just a few. Most of the time, you will use the word of mouth, along with some flyers (not many) and using the radio airwaves. You can get most of the publicity for free if it is a non-profit organization event.

The second factor is the way that you market. You can market your event by using some emotional factors. You can have signs with children who have some type of disease if that’s what the benefits for. If you do that you are using emotional triggers to make someone feel bad enough to at least donate, if not attend the diner. Depending on the type of event it is, you can use different emotions for different things.

The third factor to keep in mind is getting the right people involved. If you can get a local celebrity to help back the benefit or show up at the event, then you are more than likely to get a good turn out. You can get a local athlete from a major league team, a politician, a local news anchor, or anyone who has a huge influence on the community.

The fourth way to market your event is to use tactics to get a big crowd. If you can get a person with a lot of pull to come to an event, they will encourage others to come. This influence can be because they share the same political party, are friends, or business associates.
The fifth way to market your event is to make it look like an exciting party. Have a TV commercial to explain what it is and why you are having the event. You may want to show previous years of the event and how well they turned out.

You should also never forget the power of the newspaper. If you can get the newspaper to donate or write an article about the event, you have just gotten free publicity, which is the best publicity.

You should also think about where the even is being held. You will want to make it located in a part of the city that is easy to get to and that many of people will want to travel to. You should make these types of events a local event and make the whole community apart of the event. When you make the community apart of the event by asking for their help or attendance, you are promoting your event and the reason for it.

Lastly, you should always use respect in your ads. Never discriminate based on sex, race, or even education. If you want a good turn out, you should market it to the public and state the attire of the event, as well as other information so that the whole community and neighboring communities can join in the event activities.

The way that you market your event will determine how many people show up for the event and how much you benefit from throwing the party.



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