We all know how Christmas is in the UK and we all know what to do to have a blissful time with family and friends. 'Set Him Off' brings together the best of African and UK Gospel, geared for a Christmas that has to be interesting for you, your friends, university students, kids and family.
The 'GIVE IT UP' - CHRISTMAS RED concert which comes up on the 27th of December 2010 is set to be the biggest gospel music event in the UK this year.
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Location: KLM CENTRE, Unit 1a, Quebec Way, Surrey Quays, LONDON, SE16 7LQ
Gate: Students/Pre-bookings - £5, Regular/Door - £10, VIP - £25 (Access to comedy show/after party), FAMILY SPECIAL (Family of 4) - £20
TICKETS FOR THIS CONCERT CAN BE A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR A LOVED ONE, FAMILY OR FRIEND. Its a family affair, come celebrate with us.
Contact YEMI on +447534520598 for tickets, more details or visit the link www.sethimoff.com.
AS if the MAMAs was not successful enough for the US rapper Rick Ross, he still ended up getting paid $100,000 (US) in a deal that was brokered on the night (11th Dec) of the 2010 MAMAs in Lagos, to perform at a 10 year old’s birthday party in Abuja.
100,000 big ones! Who are his parents?! The news was tweeted by his official DJ – DJ Sam Sneak, who accompanied him to Lagos for his MAMAs performance. Rick his entourage were flown to Abuja Sunday afternoon to surprise little Igho. I hope MTV cameras were on hand to capture it all go down…this is definitely one for Sweet 16 10 – Naija Edition!
As if that wasn't enough, on Dec 27, 2010 all roads will lead to the Eko Hotel, Lagos, where Kilimanajro Entertainment in association with Storm 360 are organising the “Lagos Shut Down Concert” with Rick Ross.
This concert is headlined by the Teflon Don himself - Rick Ross - ably supported by some of Naija's finest - two of the finest emcee's Africa has to offer back him up with MI locked and loaded and Naeto Super C primed to explode. Also on the bill are Dr. Sid who will bring his infectious hits to the table, “Oleku” crooner himself, Ice Prince, YQ and the emerging young superstar Whiz Kid. Also on the bill is Iyanya – the 1st MTN Project Fame West Africa winner performing his new release “I’m the One”
I guess Nigeria is the next treasure hunt for American artists, as Rick Ross is not the first and wont be last to reap more than what beats the eyes in few days from a country labeled as a third world country were 70% of the population lives below the poverty line, living on less than a $1 a day.
27-year old Lagos resident Casey was announced as the second Glo Naija Sings winner on Sunday (5 Dec).
At the end of a spectacular grand finale in which he performed alongside resident judge Tosin Martins and soul-folk singer Bez, Casey beat out Da Brodas and Rasine to take the $100 000 cash prize, a Toyota Rav 4 and a Glo Ambassadorship.
After the show he told the press: "I had won in many stages prior to this time; I had competed against myself; I got out of my comfort zone by performing songs by Fela with my R ‘n’B style; I had to conquer that phobia."
He added; "I intend to invest with the money and get back to school and take care of my family. I want to learn something in a music school. I just don’t want to win this money and disappear into thin air. I want to do something big in music."
We're sure he will!
Here's Casey's favourite performance from the season, from the Top 8 show: Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing"...
It is a known fact in Africa that entertainment companies that cut across television and radio broadcast, book and music publishing, awards company and privately set up outlets have at one point or the other tried to organize award ceremonies for the sole purpose of rewarding talents and individuals in the field of music or entertainment in the long run.
However, the entire purpose of owning and promoting a music video awards by Soundcity is to ensure that a divergent arena is used in rewarding artistes in that area of their career. Ultimately, it has now become an annual focus for the music channel to host the event for the large benefit of the continents entertainment sector in that area. This had led them to believe in the question; ‘who is better at critiquing videos other than a 24 hour music channel?
Now in its third year, Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVA) is an award aimed at setting a standard in the industry of music videos in Africa. As a prestigious award, it takes into cognizance all the appropriate elements and forms that make the composition of genuineness in musical value, through music videos without undue favor. Big upps to Soundcity, they have done African Entertainment well...
SOUNDCITY MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2010 ft. TUFACE IDIBIA
SOUNDCITY MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2010 ft. BANKY W
SOUNDCITY MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2010 ft. ELDEE THE DON