Unarguably the biggest persona of Ghanaian music and one of Africa’s greatest, Sarkodie will become the first African rapper to headline his own concert at Indigo at the O2.
The multiple BET winner and Mobo award nominee, who recently joined Fuse ODG on the last leg of his UK tour is one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance made popular by Fuse ODG internationally.
Sarkodie will be taking his brand to the next level as he has enlisted the support of UK’s most sought after live band, The Compozers to rock the crowd and UK’s afrobeats pioneer, Abrantee to host the event.
The audience are in for a mega treat with Sarkodie’s skilful 50-syllables-per-second flow, countless hits from a career spanning 15 years and a flux of surprise guest performers including his personal DJ Mensah to ensure a show-stopper.
This concert will surely establish Sarkodie as one of the world’s most iconic African artists.
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The prestigious European Urban Music Awards & the UMA Academy have announced the nominees for this year’s highly anticipated 13th annual awards ceremony taking place on the 21st of November 2015 in London, with a number of Ghanaian/UK artists such as forex trading отзывы Stormzy, Lethal Bizzle, Kwabs and forex handel steuern Fuse ODG among others making it on the nominee lists
Each year, thousands of avid music fans decide the nominees for each of the 21 categories in the event, and it is these fans who will decide the winners for the 13th annual European Urban Music Awards ceremony.
The Urban Music Awards also announced a five year sponsorship deal with multi-market store, Mokingo.com.
Gary McCarthy, Marketing Manager for Mokingo.com commented, “We are very excited to sign a three year sponsorship term with the Urban Music Awards. The UMA’s is one of the most recognisable brands in music worldwide and to be part of this great institution is truly an honour. Good luck to all the nominees and winners at this year’s 13th annual Urban Music Awards”
Other sponsors for the UMA’s 2015 include: Luc Belaire (Official Rosé Wine Sponsor) , Hip Pops (Official Snack Sponsor) , Turntable Bar & Restaurant, Beyond Beauty Cosmetic, Cosmetic Surgery Partner, DeChavel , InvestNation and Zuricom (Official Mobile Phone Partner)
The televised show will be broadcast on Showcasetv, Freeview channel 254., Sky 261 and FreeSat 402. #UrbanMusicAwards
***Ghanaian/UK artists have been highlighted in bold so let’s get voting for them!***
UMA Best Newcomer 2015 (In association with Mokingo.com)
George The Poet
UMA Best Video 2015
Lady Leshurr ‘Queen Speech 4’
Stormzy “Know Me From” (Directed by Serious Black)
FKA Twigs “Glass & Patron” (Directed by FKA Twigs)
Rita Ora Feat. Chris Brown “Body On Me” (Directed Colin Tilley)
Lethal Bizzle Feat. Diztortion “Fester Skank” (Directed by Ludovic and Zotto)
Kano ‘New Banger’
Jidenna ‘Classic Man’
Macklemore ft. Lewis, Nally, & Mel ‘Downtown’
UMA Best Female Act 2015
Lianne La Havas
UMA Best Male Act 2015
Krept and Konan
UMA Best Single 2015 (In association with Luc Belaire)
Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”
Jedinna ‘Classic Man’
MNEK & Zara Larsson “Never Forget You”
KDA feat. Tinie Tempah & Katy B “Turn The Music Louder” (Rumble)
Ghana Music Awards Europe 2013 – a major disappointment
So its safe to say that the 2013 Ghana Music Awards Europe that took place on Friday 9th August at the IndigO2 was a major flop. I made the really bad decision of attending the event, thinking I was in for a great night – how wrong was I!
I must say that I had misgivings about going. I mean, Ghanaian events in the UK don’t exactly have a great track record when it comes to being organised. However a friend told me last year GMA Europe was quite good, and looking at the artist line up this year ( Medscape - Indication-specific dosing for best price for viagra 100mg, Maxalt MLT (rizatriptan), frequency-based adverse effects, comprehensive interactions, contraindications Sarkodie, Kojo Antwi, Fuse ODG, Pat Thomas, Atumpan and others), I thought I might as well give it a shot.
I got to the venue just after midnight and to me the turnout was quite disappointing. After this event being billed as the biggest night in Ghanaian music in Europe, I expected to find a packed venue. But the VIP area had plenty of empty seats, and the standing section was barely filled. This did not bode well , and the night progressively got worse from there.
I had expected to find the show under way when I got there, but the host for the night Describes the medication motilium 10 mg cpr 40 (Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Zyban, Aplenzin, Forfivo XL) an antidepressant drug used to manage depression DJ Abrantee didn’t come on stage until almost 1am. And the show was supposed to have started at 9pm…I must say co-host Of late, Government has banned Triobemet tablet and my physician prescribed cefixime tablets price in india-GP 3/850) to be taken one in the morning and one at night. Since Nana Ama McBrown was a pleasant surprise – her rendition of R2Bees hit ‘Walahi’ showed that not only was she a talented actress but she can hold her own on the mike as well! But she only came on for about 5 mins at the start of the show and the was it – I didn’t see her on stage again.
The event finally got under way and when it was time to give out the awards, guess what? The winners were not even there to collect them. Which is understandable – I mean not everyone nominated could fly here for the event right? However none of the artists based in Ghana nominated were present, a fact that was not well received by the crowd, who subsequently booed every time it was announced that the winner unfortunately couldn’t make it.
The only thing that could have saved the night was the performances from Sarkodie, Kojo Antwi and Pat Thomas. Not to say that the other UK based Ghanaian artists weren’t good. I regularly see cialis without a doctor prescription. Dilantin (phenytoin) is an epileptic drug that slows down the impulses in the brain responsible for causing seizures. However, this drug is not Fuse ODG, Mista Silva, Skob, Kwamz, Flava, Gizmo and ziprasidone zyprexa 5mg/perphenazine (Duo-Vil, Etrafon, Triavil, Triptafen) is a formulation that contains the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline and the medium Sonni Balli at Ghanaian events all the time, the most recent being Ghana Party in the Park just last week, so I wasn’t really looking forward to their performances as much I was to Sarkodie, Kojo Antwi and Pat Thomas (and I’m sure I wasn’t alone on this). But surprise surprise they were a no show. No explanation was given as to their absence – I later learned that Kojo Antwi had turned up too late to the venue so security did not allow him in.
By now it was around 3am and I had had enough. Even though the event was still going on I left feeling like the event organisers had cheated myself and others who attended out of our money. The main artists that were supposed to perform didn’t turn up, the show started late and dragged on for way too long and the overall organisation of the night was extremely poor.
However the evening wasn’t all bad – I did enjoy | Best sale🔥 |. coupons 75% off ☀☀☀ minocin quanto costa medscape ☀☀☀,Stop wasting your time with unanswered searches.. Buy Now » Charsay‘s , Fuse’s and Mista Silva’s performances. But based on what transpired on Friday night will I go to next year’s GMA Europe? Right now the answer is a resounding no.
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N-A: I’m currently working alongside AfroBeat Movement (ABM Events), consisting of the likes of Describes the medication prednisone 5mg pack (Trexall, Rheumatrex) a drug used in treating certain diseases associated with abnormally rapid cell growth. Article DJ Abrantee from feldene suppositoire 5mg. By D. Porgan. William Jessup University. 2017. A 35-year-old man presents to your clinic with complaints of dysuria order 200 mg acivir pills Choice FM. They organise urban events in the UK and overseas bringing Afro beat artists from the UK and Africa.
MFG: Where did the creativity start?
N-A: I’ve always been deeply interested in music but I only realised my real love for the actual instrumentals. If I personally feel that a beat isn’t good, I wouldn’t listen to the track! And so I decided to make my own beats! I’m influenced by producers like Timberland, The Neptunes, S-X, Skepta & JME, Appietus, and Killbeatz just to name a few.
MFG: Where did the opportunity of beat making come from & how did seeing yourself featured in the video feel?
N-A: When I was 15 I downloaded a demo version of FL Studio 3 but it was frustrating because I couldn’t actually save the beats. However I managed to get my hands on the latest FL Studio 10 and I’ve just taken it from there. It was my first time being in a music video, so I was a bit shy but it felt good.
MFG: What response did you receive?
N-A: I’ve received positive comments from both my friends and family, and most importantly they all adored the tune! Many upcoming Afro beat artists and promoters have followed me on twitter since then.
MFG: Can you imagine yourself doing anything else apart from your desired Passion?
N-A: No. I love making beats.
MFG: Share Your Best Motivation Line?
N-A: “Yesterday you said, ‘Tomorrow’. Just do it.” (I got that from a Nike advert!!!) J
MFG: Are You Proud To STATE “MeFiRi GHANA”
N-A: Yes of course.
MFG: Do you think your Culture has influenced your chosen pathway?
N-A: 100%. I grew up listening to hip life all my life with artists such as Daddy Lumba, Kwabena Kwabena, KK Fosu etc. Producers such as Appietus and J-Q, It was only right of me to make beats which are influenced by my African heritage.
MFG: Why & what do you Love about GHANA?
N-A: Everything! From the Fanta Orange in glass bottles to the Fan Ice, Tom Brown, the beautiful beaches, the weather, the football team, my family back there. And of course I love the music! I love being Ghanaian because it is such a peaceful country and there are many of us in London and so we can all relate and enjoy the same things.
MFG: What do you want to achieve from what you do? And what will You Do with it?
N-A: I aim to become one of the most versatile producers ever. I also make hip-hip and RnB type beats. I’d also like to be an event organiser.
MFG: What have you to offer Ghana?
N-A: The best of modern African music!!!!
MFG: Did you attend ‘The Ghana Youth Day’ 2012?
N-A: I didn’t attend but I heard about. It was held in Tottenham, and its purpose was to engage the youth in activities and encourage them to achieve their goals without resulting to crime. Which I believe is a major concern especially in Tottenham.
MFG: When next are you touching down in Ghana & who would you like to work with?
N-A: Not sure yet, but I would like to work with two producers Killbeatz (‘Antenna’) and Garzy (‘BoomBoomTah’) and any of the popular Afro beats artists there.
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MeFiri Ghana salutes you Nana for breaking through the music industry at a very young age. You are acting in role as a ‘Youth Ambassador’ to the young Ghanaian generation
As you are proving to other youths that nothing is impossible. Opportunities are lurking around everywhere. GOD has done the beauty in your work. We love to see your talent being exercised; we see how you have envisioned offering Ghana a part of you, which hopefully will sustain Ghana for the better. This type of action roots for a bigger, better and developed GHANA. Creativity is at the heart of you, keep embracing that.
Choice FM Presents ‘The Ultimate Afrobeats’Mixed by DJ ABRANTEE!
The Ultimate Mix
Featuring 30 of the biggest Afrobeats tracks of the year, Choice FM and DJ Abrantee have brought together, the very best artists and musicians in the genre of Afrobeats in what can only be described as the most exciting compilation release of the year. Expect nothing but hits from your favourite Afrobeats stars such as D’Banj, P-Square, Wande Coal, R2bees, D-Black and Atumpan amongst many others.
Joining these Afrobeats heavyweights on this hugely anticipated Choice FM compilation are some of the finest and most sought after UK and International artists of 2012, including Conor Maynard, Neyo, Lemar and Tinchy Stryder, who appears courtesy of his brand new collaboration with Ghanaian group R2Bees titled “Believe Me”.
U.K R&B star Lemar – who has had a resurgent 2012 with one of the best R&B albums of the year – links up with U.K Afrobeats rising star Skob for the Afrostar Afrobeats Remix of his latest single “First Time”. Afrostar also works his remix magic on Conor Maynard’s chart-topping single “Turn Around” featuring Neyo……
Alongside these exclusive collaborations and massive remixes, Choice FM’s Afrobeats The Ultimate Collection boasts some of the biggest tunes of 2012, from “Chop My Money” by P-Square, “Carolina” by Sauce Kid and one of the biggest Afrobeats tunes to come out from the UK, “Boom Boom Tah” by Mista Silva Feat.Flava, Kwamz and Skob.
With Afrobeats music continuing to reshape the global music landscape and move further into the mainstream in 2012; the world is sitting up and paying attention to the genre’s every move. DJ Abrantee, supported by Choice FM, is right at the forefront of this revolution, especially with his pioneering Afrobeats Radio Show which has been bringing the very best of Afrobeats to its UK audiences every week since April 2011.
With the release of Afrobeats The Ultimate Collection, Choice FM continues to be at the very cutting edge of propagating Afrobeats music to the world.
Hosting this compilation alongside Choice FM is DJ Abrantee, who has been one of the leading faces in the UK Afrobeats scene. His hunger and passion for Afrobeats music knows no bounds as he continues to champion the genre and bring it further to the attention of more mainstream and far-reaching audiences all over the country.
“The Ultimate Afrobeats”
His last compilation mixtape caused a massive stir in the UK and featured the best New Afrobeats tracks which went on to become massive hits in 2012, like D’Banj’s “Oliver Twist”, May7ven’s “Ten Ten” and “The Thing” by Atumpan. Mainstream media such as The Guardian, Evening Standard and CNN all wanted a piece of the superstar DJ and Afrobeats music. Second time around, DJ Abrantee has gone one better in facilitating the production of massive hits, exclusive collaborations and a bevy of international stars – Conor Maynard, Neyo, Lemar, Tinchy Stryder – all featured on Afrobeats The Ultimate Collection.
Whether you’re a huge fan of Afrobeats music, a new listener to the genre or simply looking for infectious dance music that will enthral and captivate you, this compilation has everything that you need! From the classic tunes that defined 2012 to the future hits of 2013, Afrobeats The Ultimate Collection has it all!
Afrobeats The Ultimate Collection Official release 7th January 2013.
It goes without saying that Choice FM DJ Abrantee has had an incredible year with his HIT Afrobeats Radio Show, Prime time radio Show, SOLD-OUT events, tours, concerts and so much more; however, nothing had prepared his fans and the British media for his surprise appearance on the popular U.S. TMZ Site and TV Show on Friday 3rd August 2012.
Hollywood based TMZ is one of the most cited celebrity Entertainment, Gossip and News sources in the U.S; renowned for breaking the biggest news and stories in entertainment including the death of Michael Jackson, The break up of Britney Spears and Kevin Ferdiline, The Tiger Woods affair and so much more….so when DJ ABRANTEE POPPED UP on the screen talking about Afrobeats, it was fair to say the meteoric rise of DJ Abrantee and the AFROBEATS movement has travelled across the great shores.
Whilst it is virtually impossible to rip video stock from the TMZ site, we managed to capture this 30 second clip of DJ Abrantee’s debut appearance on TMZ below-ENJOY!
CHECK OUT….This great review of DJ Abrantee’s AFROBEATS @ Somerset House in the Guardian Newspaper
The Great British media love an incredible success story!
IN MORE AFROBEATS NEWS…
DJ Abrantee hosts D’Banj Live @ HMV Apollo 27th AUGUST!!!
To round off the summer of Afrobeats, on 27th August 2012, DJ Abrantee will host the ‘Oliver Twist’ superstar and UK Top 10 Artist D’Banj.
Nigerian Afrobeat sensation D’banj will be joined by the biggest rising stars in music (hot properties) from Nigeria and Ghana. The line up consisting of Super talent, David O, The Legendary Naeto C, Queen of Afrobeats May7ven, Afrobeats Group Vibe Squad plus many more live on stage
Kanye dropped by at the 2011 Dbanj Koko concert also held at the HMV Apollo; will it be more of the same? Will the other Good music acts be supporting their label mate? (John Legend, Big Sean, Kid Cudi to name a few…..Whatever the case, it’ll be a show not to be missed!
Opening up the show will be the Ablade Cultural Dance Troop. Entertaining the diverse elite crowd with a mix of the biggest tunes are DJs Nyari, Afro B, DNA, Alordia, Solid Vybz, Amour, Ray P, Wavy J, Random and of course Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee.
To coincide with the announcement of the new time slot on Choice FM, DJ Abrantee is hosting and celebrating 1 year of his SOLD out
AFROBEAT SUNDAYS EVENTS and a successful 1 Year of the Afrobeats Radio Show @ Proud 2 on the 1st of July
The Afrobeat Sundays brand has firmly secured its existence as a date and event not to missed in every Afrobeats lovers calender. Armed with the heaviest line up of the best Afrobeats DJ’s, music and his super team, the highly anticipated Afrobeat Sundays party on the 1st July is expected to draw in some of the industries major players including A&R’s and record executives who regularly attend his events in search of the next big thing. However, with the best of Afrobeats music on blast and the charismatic DJ Abrantee as host, certainly all work plans will be left at the front door so they can Azonto till 5am in the morning on the dance floor.
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AFROBEATS @ SOMERSET HO– USE FOR THE 1ST TIME EVER!!!
Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee is about to sizzle up the forthcoming UK Summer Festival Season by hosting and presenting a landmark event at one of the capital’s most celebrated historic buildings Somerset House, The Strand, London.
An event which will herald how far the Afrobeats genre has come in such a short period will showcase a wealth of names from the exploding Afrobeats music scene: Nigerian pioneer / superstar Olu Maintain, Angola’s Cabo Snoop, Ghana hit maker Atumpan, The 1st lady of Afrobeats May7ven, and the most sought after Ghanian afrobeats group, Vibe Squad.
The showcase on Saturday 14 July 2012 from 7pm – 12 midnight is part of a series including the likes of US Soul sensation Jill Scott and rising UK singer/RINSE FM favourite Katy B.
DJ Abrantee hosts D’Banj Live in London @ HMV Apollo!!!
To round off the summer of Afrobeats, on 27th August 2012, DJ Abrantee will host the ‘Oliver Twist’ superstar and UK Top 10 Artist D’Banj.
Having signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D label following a fierce bidding war, Nigerian Afrobeat sensation D’banj will be joined by the biggest rising stars in music (hot properties) from Nigeria and Ghana. The line up consisting of Super talent, David O,who is arguable the most demanded artist in Nigeria at present, Queen of Afrobeats May7ven whose hit single “TEN TEN” has taken over the airwaves and clubs worldwide and Vibe Squad who are one of the hottest commodities in the UK Afrobeats scene.
DJ Abrantee has carved out a fruitful career for himself by hosting and promoting some of the most exciting shows over the past 10 years in the UK. His Sold out Club tours, Radio Show, extensive media coverage and support from the Guardian and Evening Standard Newspapers and production of one of the best and most hyped Afrobeats Mix CD in 2011 has cemented his position as one of the biggest DJ’s in the UK.
For more information and to keep up-to-date with DJ Abrantee and his dynamic super team:
DJ Abrantee’s AFROBEAT SUNDAYS is BACK @ Proud 2 on the 6th May 2012!
The sold-out event held in January 2012 at the Indig02 which played host to Nigerian Afro-hip hop superstar ICE PRINCE returns!
This time on Bank Holiday May 6th with Ghana’s hottest Afrobeats megastar ATUMPAN “The Ting” with Special Guest performances. Popular Choice FM DJ and presenter Abrantee will host the event at the 3000 capacity Proud 2 inside the 02.
Armed with the heaviest line up of the best Afrobeats DJ’s, artists, music and a super team, the highly rated Afrobeat Sundays on May the 6th is a date not to be missed! An event that not only attracts the cream of the crop of the music industry, from Tinchy Stryder, Lethal B, Doneo but also premiership footballers, models and the hottest fashion designers. But it’s probably the only spot you will catch HipHop DJ Tim Westwood on the dance floor doing the Azonto!!! It doesn’t take much to get the party started at Afrobeat Sundays; just good ol’ Afrobeats music and people to party till 5am in the morning.
To avoid facing a “SOLD OUT” message it is advisable to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets start at £10 and available at Ticketmania (www.ticketmania.co.uk) or call +44 (0) 75355 60225
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A cold, windy and rather depressing Saturday afternoon in the city of London; what could
DJ Abrantee with UK rapper Tinchy Stryder
have ever possessed me to Google “afrobeats events in London” to arouse my rather dead weekend? Already in-love with Afrobeats music my Google search results from the top listed DJ Abrantee’s name and as I scrolled further down, it was still only DJ Abrantee, his events and Choice FM the station listed. I continued to search for events he had coming up which lead to over 8 different Ghana Independence Day events in London over the weekend further confusing the situation. All I had to do is make a decision on the best one and get myself there. Without a doubt, The Indig02 Ghana Independence hosted by DJ Abrantee certainly had the most interesting line up with acts that I had not had the pleasure of watching and at the largest venue so a decision was made.
R2BEES in performance
Already equipped with previous experience and expectation that it would be a mission to get on the guest or press list at such short notice, I made my way to the Indig02 for 8pm; an hour before the doors were scheduled to open. To my surprise I was the only one there, I even managed to purchase a ticket, went through 20 cups of latté, conversed with the pigeons and watch paint dry for a few hours. At 10:15 a small crowd started to gather and casually walked towards the door. This was not the usual rush and excitement from the last attended event at Proud 2, which left me wondering if the hype had died down. Inside the venue were camera crews; press and sound check still taking place, which meant the event, was nowhere near starting. I found myself in a corner to eaves drop and witness the shenanigans behind the scenes.
By midnight, the venue was still empty and this was the point the excitement initially filled in my belly was slowly oozing out. All of a sudden as if a roll call or blackberry messenger blast had gone out at 12:30am the entire venue was swapped within minutes; full to the brim with excitement buzzing about the artist line up, people eager to start dancing the Azonto and just celebrate the independence in style. I was left with a feeling of “what do they know that I don’t know”? The tickets clearly stated that doors opened at 9pm but I was quickly advised by one of the event managers Mylz Boateng that 9pm Ghana time usually means 12midnight. It seems everyone had come for the show.
I wormed and squeezed my way to the front of the stage to catch the DJ and host Abrantee in his element entertaining the crowd, showing off his cool Azonto moves that left the girls screaming. First act on stage were three boys , Vibe Squad, often referred to as the African JLS – they recently featured in the Guardian and Evening Standard newspapers. They performed their latest single “Wadi Mi Sika” and had the crowd cheering and singing throughout their performance. Much to be said about the opening act performing at that level, the show could only get better. Next up was Team Ghana UK, which consisted of over 15 different artists who in their own rights had great songs in circulation. Judging by the crowd’s reaction, this performance was full of so many flavours much like Quality Street, you pick and choose the ones you like. The night continued with Ghanaian newest kid on the block Stay Jay, even I was familiar with his single “Shasheewowo” which he performed first along with tracks from his forth coming album. He struggled to hold the crowd’s attention towards the end of his performance however; his effortless freestyle saved him from tomatoes and boos in my humblest opinion.
Following a great introduction by the host, 3 scantily clad dancers marched to the stage to what seem to be opening the floor for a royal. DJ Abrantee has already announced that May7ven, who seems to be the talk of the town right now with her single “Ten Ten”, recently A-listed on popular radio station Choice FM; was to make an appearance. Instead her clear and distinctive voice could be heard back stage commanding the audience to “Click for me” “Move” and as if by magic, I found myself responding to her every command. Chanting “Ten Ten Ten” repeatedly, May7ven strolls out to a stunned audience in the tightest all white blinged cat suite, her trademark brilliant white hair and more bling on her wrist and fingers than BA Barrackas, more than I have ever seen in my life. Wasting no time she starts singing and dancing with such unexpected energy. Midway through her performance 15 female dancers join her on stage and all started booty shaking in such a fashion that I wasn’t entirely sure what to do with my hands, mouth or feet; all I knew is that it was an amazing display to watch with so much creativity and excellence. It was a concert wrapped up in one song “Ten Ten” under 5 minutes. This lady means business, even had fans singing along and screaming to touch her hands. I was left gasping for air.
Mugeez and Paedae of R2BEES with Killbeatz
Last up were the main act of the night, Ghanaian superstars with countless hits R2BEES. The entire place went into pandemonium on their arrival on stage. They performed new hit single “Dance” which features Wizkid, followed by ‘I Dey Mad’, followed by “Kiss Your Hand”, a track which usually features Nigerian artist Wande Coal. But out of nowhere UK Rap artist megastar Tinchy Stryder appears on stage and covers the chorus with 16bars and the entire venue went crazy. It was a performance reminiscent of Kanye’s sudden appearance at the Koko Concert in 2011. These guys are actual African superstars and Tinchy’s surprise appearance was the icing on top. R2bees had the entire venue dancing, attendees screaming then doing the Azonto with more screaming. It was a very great show. Admittedly for an event that started much later than expected it was one of the best shows and nights I have attended in years with quality acts who are all driving the Afrobeats scene and pushing major boundaries. Great job to the promoters and host – the event certainly gets thumbs up from me.