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New York based Cameroonian singer Inorie Fotso debuts with TO-NITE

by Nigeria Music Network / 617 Views

Fast rising New York based Cameroonian singer Inorie Fotso debuts with her latest single 'TO-NITE', a pop song specially blended with Techno sounds; is showcased on Nigeria's Music Network.





PRESS RELEASE (MUSIC) 

The New York based Cameroonian singer and actress Inorie Fotso, daughter of the well known business mogul Victor Fotso has released her first solo single worldwide on June 5th 2013. Her music style which is techno blends perfectly with her exotic star look and her define melodious voice. 

This single has already created a buzz around the world before its release since the international press became aware of the good news. 

Through this Single, Inorie's message generally dwells on daily challenges such as love, happiness and betrayal. Her attractive natural voice enhanced by intensive vocal training makes the listening very enjoyable. The melody creates a sense of relaxation and an ideal tempo for synchronization with the heart and brainwaves, making it an ideal audio accompaniment for club's banger. The beat, produced by the Talented based Nigerian producer Tee-Y Mix gives the envy to jump dance right away. Inorie Fotso is also a very talented actress.




Since she started her acting career, only significant roles have been offered to her. She starred in well known movies like the 'American Dream', X Class (Nollywood movie) and she just completed the upcoming blockbuster "Koming from Afrika" produced by Blaise Christian Sitchet and directed by the Hollywood director Robert G Christie.

Her passion in music and Film are justified by her extreme and diverse talent: Amazing vocalist/singer and actress capable of playing very well challenging roles. Talented, Beautiful, flawless, Intelligent and above all God's fearing believer, Inorie is ready and willing to conquer the world.


Inorie Fotso - Tonight (Cameroon Music -'Techno')



Social Networks:

Website: http://triplev3.wix.com/inorie-fotso
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Inorie-Fotso/275714442473749 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/InorieFotso
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Inoriefotso
Soundcloud: Inorie Fotso

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REPORT: The Afro-Beats Educational Roadshow (TAER) 2nd Series

by Nigeria Music Network / 2,386 Views

PRESS RELEASE 

Saturday 23.03.13 was another landmark date in the history of the AFRO-BEATS EDUCATIONAL ROADSHOW! The theme ‘Product Placement and Penetrating Markets’ saw the event kick off with keynote speaker June Bam-Hutchison – (Africa-UK) who’s paper on ‘Establishing International Relations in Africa in Arts, Culture, Heritage and Higher Education’ introduced investment and potential synergy opportunities between the UK and African countries. Her report outlined key thought patterns that needed to be considered before engaging with potential investors and Governments.





This was followed by Keith Harris – Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) and Graham Jackson – The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) who gave an insight to two of the UK’s leading music governing bodies history and operating procedures outlining the benefits along with some of the challenges these organisations face in an ever changing creative business environment.

The ROADSHOW experienced its first all-star female lineup, with Ruby Mulraine  – BBC Radio 1Xtra, Nonny – MTV Wrap Up’s Afro-Beats and Lian Okolie  – VOX Africa TV who’s topic ‘Breaking Afro-Beats Music into the Mainstream – Tastemakers and the Gate Keepers’ was of major interest to a number of attendees in the congregation. Knowing when to present music, how to package it along with why certain tracks get selected over others were key areas of the session that resonated with the audience.

The ROADSHOW took another twist and got intimate with a one-to-one interview with International super-star DJ KOFI who’s CV includes Sony Music to do a mix for the late Michael Jackson’s ‘Invincible’ European album launch, Coldplay’s ‘End of World Tour Party’ at Wembley Arena, Jay Z’s after party, plus the World Economic Forum attended by Tony Blair and Bill Gates to name a few… He discussed ‘Building A Global Brand from Concept to Realisation’. The key outcomes for this session were centered on building an internal focused vision, outlining the paths to achieve, calculated execution, reflection and adjustments!

The African Music Coalition UK, which comprised of DJ Edu – BBC Radio 1Xtra, Nonny – MTV The Wrap Up Afro-Beats Yemi Alade-Lawal  – Afro-Pop Live/ Wahala/ VOX Africa and iKE Onuorah – Strictly Entertainment Music delivered the last session outlining ‘The Way Forward’ for the UK based Afro-beats movement. The coalition put forward a document that outlined their intensions to form a recognised body that represents the interests of UK based African music professionals.

The Coalitions Aims and Remit Include:
 
•    Represent UK based African music professionals in all its forms and affirms its presence and role in the UK and international music community.

•    To encourage other African music communities in Diaspora to set up affiliated chapters with the view of establishing a much more sophisticated and recognised communication system that will benefit all key stakeholders solidifying the movement further.

•    Supports and coordinates the requirements of the member associations in promoting and developing African music and African music professionals.

•    Maintain old and foster new relations with African based music organisations and businesses interested in the development of Africa.

•    Establish platforms that provide training and mentoring opportunities for the next generation of UK based African music professionals.

•    To inform, prevent and sanction against the use of free music with out proper consent from the copyright owners.

•    To continue to work close with our community who are the primary supporters of our music. However to foster new relations with music organisations like the PRS (Performing Rights Society), PPL (Phonographic Performance LTD), BMI (Broadcast Music Inc), BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors), MPA (Music Publisher Association), MU (Musicians Union), AIM (Association of Independent Music) and UK MUSIC in gradually introducing new ways of monitising the use of African music content in the UK. (I) This in return will ensure the creators and owners of the copyright are compensated, (II) encourage more creators to register their music with collection societies, (III) ensure our DJ’s are playing in more licensed venues increasing their demand, (IV) improve the volume of African music played on mainstream radio, (V) increase licensing and sync opportunities, (VI) better monetising and administration for African music, (VII) pull African music business inline with all recognised genres by the BPI (British Phonographic Industries) and IFPI (International Federation of Phonographic Industries) and finally, (VIII) increase the annual revenue generated for the UK music economy.

•    To organise an annual event that brings together the UK African music community showcasing African music and African music businesses commencing in 2014.

iKE Onuorah of Strictly Entertainment Music and co-founder of the ROADSHOW delivered a mini report summary courtesy of the organisers of ‘Social Media Week Lagos’ which took place on the 18th – 22nd Feb 2013 in Lagos Nigeria. The report outlined some key statistics demonstrating Lagos standing alongside other leading international cities during the event.

The ROADSHOW was hosted by the master of ceremonies himself, Adesope Olajide – Presenter Factory78/ VOX Africa, who’s every towering presence and command ensured the steering of the ship was in safe hands.

The highlight of the evening was Dola Billz who performed for the first time an acoustic rendition of 2 of his songs off the newly released ‘Rap Star EP’ titled ‘Roll With The Rapper’ and ‘I Need A Dollar’!!! His coarse vocals entwining Yoruba, Pidgin and UK Street lingo fused effortlessly with the acoustic guitar tailoring his sound perfectly for the retro LONDON SHOREDITCH MARKET…

"BASCA is committed to the inclusion and encouragement of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic music creators within the UK music industry and was delighted to be involved in such a worthwhile event as The Afro-Beats Educational Roadshow". Graham Jackson – Head of Membership (BASCA)


TAER’S Remit:
The road show’s remit is to inform, empower, instigate dialogue, plus provide the enabling environment where entrepreneurial and business ideas can formulate, whilst stimulating synergies, as well as creating the surroundings where potential investment opportunities for all those interested in the development of the Nigerian, African and UK music industry can convene.

Venue:                                                     Date:
University of Westminster                   Saturday 23.03.2013
Lecture Theartre 1
Watford Road                                         Time:
Northwick Park HA1 3TP                     14:00 – 18:40
                       
For all the information on TAER, topics, speaker profiles, past and future events, pictures and how to get involved, website: www.strictlyentertainmentgroup.com/tear/home.php

PICTURES FROM THE EVENT

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THE AFRO-BEATS EDUCATIONAL ROADSHOW (TAER) 2nd SERIES

by Nigeria Music Network / 1,389 Views

PRESS RELEASE 

ITS BACK!!!  THE AFRO-BEATS EDUCATIONAL ROADSHOW (TAER) 2nd SERIES.

After the success of the 1st series on the 12.12.12, the Afro-Beats Educational Roadshow returns once again in association with Westminster Universities Music Department, but this time with some new topics and speakers!  


Topics:

  • ·       Establishing International Relations in Africa in Arts, Culture, Heritage and Higher Education.

  • ·       Discussing Afro-Beats with Two of UK’s Music Governing Bodies!

  • ·       Breaking Afro-Beats Music into the Mainstream – Tastemakers & the Gate Keepers

  • ·       Building A Global Brand from Concept to Realisation

  • ·       The African Music Coalition UK – Outlines The Way Forward

Speakers:

TAER 2nd Series sees our keynote speaker June Bam-Hutchison – (Africa-UK), deliver an interesting papers alongside other new and seasoned panelists including Keith Harris – Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), Graham Jackson – The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), Ruby Mulraine  – BBC Radio 1Xtra, Verbal Vixen – MTV Wrap Up’s Afro-Beats, international superstar DJ/ Producer DJ KOFI, Vidal Juba  – OH TV, Lian Okolie  – The Hi Life/ VOX Africa, DJ Abass – DJAMEDIA, DJ Edu – BBC Radio 1Xtra, Alade-Lawal Yemi – Afro-Pop Live/ VOX Africa and iKE Onuorah – Strictly Entertainment Music. 

All chaired by the master of ceremonies VOX Africa and Factory 78’s anchorman, Adesope Olajide.

The road show’s remit is to inform, empower, instigate dialogue, plus provide the enabling environment where entrepreneurial and business ideas can formulate, whilst stimulating synergies, as well as creating the surroundings where potential investment opportunities for all those interested in the development of the Nigerian, African and UK music industry can convene.  

Venue:                                                                         Date:

University of Westminster                                            Saturday 23.03.2013

Lecture Theartre 1

Watford Road                                                                Time:

Northwick Park                                                              14:00 – 18:40

HA1 3TP

For all the information on TAER, topics, speaker profiles, getting there, past and future events, how to get involved or for FREE REGISTRATION, check out the new website: www.strictlyentertainmentgroup.com/tear/home.php

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Mail: taer@strictlyentertainmentgroup.com 

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VTEK, producer of P-Square's "Magical Healing", to be signed to Square Records?

by Nigeria Music Network / 1,581 Views

VTEK aka "Mr. Awesome", producer of P-Square's "Magical Healing", to be signed to Square Records? If PSquare's management confirms the news with an official press release, Nigerian music lovers all over the world should get ready for a Square year; because VTEK, a multi-talented producer, music artist, and song writer; is a phenomenal talent as far as music is concerned.




Music Industry Media sent us the following newsletter on the story of P-Square possibly signing VTEK as their first true recording artist on SQUARE Records. Read the industry news and leave feedback in the comment box below:

Before the official release of Nigerian celebrity twins Psquare latest single "Magical Healing" with the voice tag VTEK PRODUCTION (the single leaked less than 24hours before the official release), and the speculation about his deal with the Square Records, there has been news about the young Nigerian born fast-rising producer/artiste signing up with American Rapper Rick Ross's label, Maybach Music.

He featured on an official mixtape of the American record label hosted by another Nigerian born DJ Hacker JP of KIIS FM, New York in US.

Since the leak and the consequent release of the song, the relationship between VTEK and the Psquare, we are told, is really growing. Word on the street is that VTEK is the artiste to be signed by Square Records after their deal with May D came to no conclusion.

Many said he already has a deal with them as a producer/artiste and another close source said he is not signed to Psquare's record label, but the American Rapper Rick Ross Maybach Music.

The management of Square Records/ Northside Entertainment are yet to comment on the news but it is certain that whatever the outcome, VTEK is definitely one of the rare talent to look out for. Listening to his production and songs.

Let's wait till then, meanwhile enjoy the official version of the leaked single "Magical Healing" and couple of tracks and productions from the young VTEK.

CONTENTS FROM VTEK  

VEX- from a mixtape: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxoBQ2A-tys

V-Tek - Ima Get U + Wake Up: notjustok.com/2011/01/06/v-tek-ima-get-u-wake-up 

Introducing VTEK: http://www.360nobs.com/2012/01/360downloads-introducing-vtek/

FEW OF HIS PRODUCTIONS
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P-Square ‘Magical Healing’ [Download]: http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/02/12/p-square-magical-healing-mp3-download/

360Recommends: YeyeBoiz – Lose Control [Prod By Vtek]: http://www.360nobs.com/2013/02/360recommends-yeyeboiz-lose-control-prod-by-vtek/ 

MORE... www.vteksounddiary.blogspot.com

SOURCE: http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=162116
 
-Nigeria's Music Network
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KUKU - YORUBA GIRL (NIGERIA PRESS RELEASE)

by Nigeria Music Network / 1,030 Views

Paris, France, July 30, 2012 -- Washington DC based Nigerian singer/songwriter and composer, KUKU has had Paris France buzzing since his arrival on the scene with his infectious "Yoruba Soulful Roots" music.



The charming, charismatic singer has now released a new video "
Yoruba Girl" from his critically acclaimed February 2012 French release, Soldier of Peace (BÁLÓGŪN ÌRÒRÙN).


Directed by the pair of French West Indies photographer Manu Dorlis and videographer Dave I'zen, the video adds a simple yet classic imagery to KUKU's balladry outpour of adoration towards the fine young maidens from his native Yoruba land. Despite the Pidgin English and Yoruba language lyrics, the song has been a crowd favorite and an instant sing along among KUKU's international audience. The songs catchy and witty Yoruba chorus "Moje Dodo" literally means "I eat plantain."  In connotation, KUKU flirtatiously uses the analogy of sweet edible plantain to profess his adulating desire for the Yoruba Girl.

The video, "Yoruba Girl", is now available for music television programming worldwide. Press and media screening is now available online via Youtube, Vimeo, and other media online portals. General public viewing will be made available shortly.



KUKU's new album Soldier of Peace (BÁLÓGŪN ÌRÒRÙN) is now available in digital format (Itunes, deezer, Amazon...) on worldwide music stores. An official physical release will follow in the fall of 2012. Catch KUKU at selected dates across Europe this summer.

JUL/31/2012 - TABULARASA SCILLA WORLD FEST, SCILLA, ITALY

AUG/12/2012 - GALERIE LE 3EMES OEIL, BELLE-ILE-EN-MER,  FR

AUG/13/2012 - GALERIE LE 3EMES OEIL, BELLE-ILE-EN-MER,  FR

AUG/14/2012 - GALERIE LE 3EMES OEIL, BELLE-ILE-EN-MER,  FR

AUG/31/2012 - THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST, LONDON UK

SEP/06/2012 - PENICHE ANAKO, PARIS, FR

OCT/13/2012 - FELA DAY | BELLEVILLOISE, PARIS, FR

For more information on KUKU and upcoming summer concert dates visit the official KUKU website at www.kukulive.com

For press and media inquiries please contact Severine Berger of VEEV COM, Paris at severine@veevcom.com
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