Some of the Participating Artistes
Aralola Olamuyiwa – Nigeria
Aralola Olumuyiwa is recognized as the first and best female talking drummer in Nigeria, a performing artist for over 20 years known for her versatility with the Talking drum and her signature braids. Ara, which means “Wonder” in the Yoruba language. Has introduced us to her music world of “gang and fusion”. She has worked with names such as the legendary and Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder and Kim Burell. She has also performed for the likes of the Queen of England, ex-President of United States of America, Bill Clinton and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Black Mayors Caucus in America, Evander Holyfield, Wesley Snipes and Broadway executive amongst other notables.
Fatau Keita – Ghana
Fatau Keita is a Ghanaian singer and songwriter. As an African pop musician, his exciting musical mix blends traditional Dagamba music like “Simpaa” with highlife and takes inspiration from his musical heroes – Selif Keita, Youssou N’Dour, Angelique Kidjo and Fela Kuti. Fatau Keita is an outstanding vocalist who creates a new sensation of Africa with his amazing musical expression blending tradition with modernity. His first CD album titled “Selina” was recorded in Ghana and digitally mastered in Germany.
Adegboyega Anthony Adeyemi – Nigeria
Gboyega ‘bug Z’ Adeyemi popularly known as Adegboyega is a Pan-African Afro-jazz artiste from Nigeria. He is a talented musician and an incredible saxophone player with unique sounds that ‘shout’ Pan-Africanism through subtle-melodic and harmonious tunes. Adegboyega is no new kid on the block. He’s been making Africa-oriented music since 2010 and has performed in major music festivals such as The All Africa Music Awards – AFRIMA 2016 alongside some of Africa’s greatest music icons and legends.
Muri Ayangbola – Nigeria
Muri Ayangbola hails from Oyo State and he is known internationally for impeccable performance on drums. He is the lead/Master Drummer for the famous artiste, Lagbaja and has performed in several events nationally and internationally.
Oluseyi Solagbade – Nigeria
Oluseyi Solagbade is a Nigeria born artiste who promotes his brand of music called Palongo, through hi “BLACK FACE” Band. The band is of horns and percussions closely knit together by socially relevant lyrics. Critics say of him “he is mean and soft, tough and smooth, non-descript and the Futuristic Nigerian Artiste”. He has participated in concerts in Nigeria and other West African Countries. Outside Nigeria, Seyi’s stage dexterity has been displayed in Italy, the UK and South Africa amongst others.
Anu, The Lady Ekwe – Nigeria
Anu, The Lady Ekwe, is an economist, a former beauty queen and a female Ekwe performer of repute. She has shown artistic perfection and a pure dexterity with the Ekwe, which in Eastern Nigeria is a male-dominated instrument. Anu in her expertise has made the Ekwe her forte and delivers on it perfectly with her velvety voice. Choreography and energetic performance. She is from the stable of Atunda Entertainment.