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Kizz Daniel To Headline Sierra Leone’s 59th Independence Celebration

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FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE, January 23, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Sierra Leone will hold Independence Day celebrations on 18th April 2020, to celebrate the country’s 59th anniversary of independence from Great Britain. Events will be held nationwide, with the largest celebrations taking place in Freetown.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, better known as Kizz Daniel and his full Band team will be representing his country as the headliner for Sierra Leone’s Independence celebrations. The event will be staged at the National Stadium Mainbowl is organized by Sierra Leone’s number one event management firm, LAKE Productions.

It will also witness illustrious performances from Sierra Leone’s biggest music Artistes live on the closing weekend to Ramadan and their national Exhibition night.

In May 2015, Daniel released a third follow up single, “Laye,” on his birthday, along with a video two weeks later which was shot in different locations in the eastern part of Africa and was directed by AJE FILMS.

Kizz Daniel released his first studio album titled New Era on May 14, 2016. After his exit from his former label G-WorldWide he went to float his own personal imprint FLYBOY I.N.C. which recently signed two new acts Demmie Vee and Philkeyz. After which Kizz Daniel was featured on Demmie Vee single entitled “You Go Wait?”.

2018 was sure a good year for the WOJU crooner, he features Wizkid (musician) on a Hit Song “FOR YOU” and the DMW boss,Davido on another single “One Ticket” which is Currently Trending within 24hrs of its release. On the 30th of December 2018, Kizz Daniel released his 2nd Studio album and his first under FlyBoy Inc titled “No Bad Songz”.

The album contained 20 Songs including the pre-released One Ticket which he featured DMW Boss, Davido. Other features on the Album includes Nasty C, Diamond Platiumz, Philkeys, Demmie Vee, Dj Xclusive, Wretch 32, Diplo and Sarkodie. The album received positive reviews from music lovers, it debuted at No 55 on the US iTunes Chart and became number 1 on the world Album Chart within 24 hours of its release.

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Stonebwoy, Sauti Sol, Burna Boy And Other African Artists feature On The 2021 Afro Nation (Portugal) Artiste Lineup

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The world’s number one beach festival Afro Nation will hit the shores of Portugal after postponing 2020’s edition. Sounds from different genres; Afrobeats, hip-hop, dancehall, bashment, high-life and R&B will be heard again with artists from different continents gracing the Afro-Nation stage. It is Europe’s biggest urban music beach festival. The 2021 Afro Nation festival will take place between the 1st of July to the 4th of July at Raia da Rocha beach in Portimao, The Algarve, Portugal.

This year’s lineup will want you to buy a plane ticket to Portugal to have an amazing experience at Afro Nation. The esteemed 2021 lineup will feature sets from African artists like; Sauti Sol, Stonebwoy, R2Bees, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Yemi Alade, 2 Baba, Diamond Platnumz, Sho Madjozi, Olamide, Fireboy DML, Kuami Eugene, and many more. Other artists on the lineup are Chris Brown, Chronixx, Megan Thee Stallion, Skepta, Koffee, Mavado amongst other promising artists.

This big announcement comes after the Minister of Economy, Portugal made a statement saying people will return to restaurants, parties, and summer festivals will come back with full force.

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Medikal, D-Black, Sefa, Efya, And International Star Michael Blackson For Tropical Fiesta 2021

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Livewire Events in collaboration with Yfm , 4Syte Tv, Moet & Chandon & Hennessy are bout to take Us away from it all and have a ball for 4 days & 3 nights out of Accra on the water at the dreamy Maaha Beach Resort in the Western Region between Takoradi & Axim for TROPICAL FIESTA 2021.
From Friday the 8th – Monday 11th January 2021.
With 30 Special Guests, 10 performing artists, 10 Mc’s, 10 Djs , 10 Parties, 12 chefs from around the world, A Music & Comedy Concert, A Party on the Island, A night beach party, the 4syte TV Pool Rave, and just having an out of this world experience for 4 days and 3 nights this is set to be an experience like no other.

Special Guests include Hollywood Star Comedian Michael Blackson, Ajei hitmaker D-Black aka the Enjoyment Minister, The La Hustle hitmaker Medikal, The Queen of Soul Efya, The sensational Sefa and yet to announced 25 more guests and performers.

The event’s’ Stay & Ball’ 3 Day Packages starts from (800 Ghc Room Packages to 10,000 Ghc Executive Suites). Also, Stand Alone Access Bands & Tickets go for 150 Ghc a day is out on www.tropicalfiesta.com or call :
+233 20 513 4787
+233 20 820 1554
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This Experience is supported by Club Onyx, Oasis Lounge, Big League Events & Black Avenue Muzik.

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Oxlade Performs A Bathroom Session With Clash Magazine And WaterAid

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Nigerian singer-songwriter and musician, Oxlade, over the weekend supported WaterAid; an international non-governmental organization, focused on water, sanitation and hygiene to raise money for its Future on Tap appeal by performing some of his best-known songs and new music from his privy. The Bathroom Sessions were free to watch and was streamed on WaterAid’s and Clash Magazine’s Facebook channels.

Whereas the organization’s May Bathroom Sessions benefited their COVID-19 emergency appeal, this time Water Aid to raised funds to deliver clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to people around the world who are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis.

“So this is my bathroom session with @clashmagazine for @wateraid ….It’s a sign form contribution to assist kids who got less access to clean water …..To survive….You can go to their official YouTube channel to watch this again, you will be saving a kids life …..”, Oxlade posted on Instagram

Bathroom Sessions is a unique online music festival featuring influential artists from around the world who come together to play exclusive sets from their bathrooms in support of WaterAid’s vital work. In 2020 they’ve had some amazing line-ups, from UK acts Mel C, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and High Contrast, to international superstars Stonebwoy, Yuna, Simi and Johnny Drille.

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Audiomack Unveiled Official Streaming Platform For 2020 Afrochella Block Party

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Audiomack today announced its collaboration with Afrochella to host the second edition of its Rising Star challenge designed to increase the visibility of artists across Africa. In addition to this, Audiomack will be sponsoring Afrochella’s block party on December 26th as the official streaming partner.

Launched in 2019, Rising Star is an initiative created to discover and promote up-and-coming talent across Africa. The first edition saw over a hundred entries from African artists compete for a chance to perform onstage at 2019 Afrochella, alongside a cash prize and a studio session with BBnZ Live – one of Ghana’s leading entertainment and artist management agencies.

This year, artists across the Africa continent are called upon to submit their music and portfolio to Audiomack for a chance to emerge as the winner of the second edition of the Rising Star challenge. 25 of the best submissions will be included in a curated Audiomack playlist for the public to discover these emerging talents. On January 12th, these submissions will be vetted and judged by music aficionados – Juls (British-Ghanaian producer), King Promise (Ghanaian singer-songwriter) and Olive Liv-Chisomebi Uche (Content Strategy Manager, Audiomack Africa). The chosen artist will win a cash prize of $1,000; a studio session at BBnZ Live as well as an artist feature on the Audiomack platform.

‘’We are proud to be able to provide a platform for the discovery of fresh and exciting music talents in Africa. Our Rising Star challenge is in line with our vision to ensure the delivery of authentic and quality music to the global audience. Afrochella presents an opportunity for Audiomack to accelerate our commitment of investing in rising artists and ultimately promote African music’’, said Adeyemi Adetunji (Head of Operations and Commercial Partnerships, Audiomack Africa).

Commenting on the initiative, Afrochella Founder, Abdul Karim-Abdullah said, ‘’We are excited to combine efforts with Audiomack to help provide exposure and support to talented artists across Africa. We believe that Afrochella and Audiomack’s shared value in spotlighting and elevating local talent will drive the music ecosystem forward across the region’’.

‘’Rising Star’’ is currently underway and closes 2nd January, 2020. The Rising Star playlist will go live on the Audiomack platform from January 3rd till January 11th and the winner will be announced on January 12th. Artists can apply and find all information at afrochella.com/Blockparty

With a presence in all 54 African countries, Audiomack remains committed to connecting with its African audience by investing resources into the region’s culture and communities.

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