''Temple Management Company, a global full-service talent and events management agency headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, is collaborating with Insider, a US-based PR Firm as well as the U.S. African Development Foundation, an independent federal agency established to support African-led development, to stage the first ever Africa House at the South By South West (SXSW).
The Africa House program will take place at Parker Jazz Club Saturday, March 10, through Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Austin, TX. The platform is devoted to catalyzing partnerships between entrepreneurs and investors looking to do business with special focus on Best in African Entertainment, Technology, Innovation, Fashion, Art, and Design.
TMC, alongside collaborating organizations, have developed a showcase featuring compelling speakers and panels focused on the technology, art, design, and music of Africa.
Speaking on the event, Aubrey Hruby, co-founder of Insider identified African innovation as the future global growth. He explained, “Africa House will give entrepreneurs, founders, artists, and designers a platform to promote themselves globally while also providing prospective investors the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations Africa has to offer and how the continent’s tech boom is reshaping the business, culture, and economic trajectory of many of its countries.”
Terfa Tilley-Gyado, Director of Communications, TMC also added, “This is a unique opportunity to represent Africa at this major event. This is a boom time for African talent and Temple is uniquely positioned to have conversations across these varying spectrums.”
Pioneering African artists in attendance will include Bisola Aiyeola, a Nigerian actress, singer, MC, and presenter; Chris Akinyemi, who has a blazing new single out and Mr Lab, the virtuoso producer, among others.
Highlights of Africa House’s program include (full schedule and more detail in notes below):
● Lights, Power, Action: Africa Goes Green: Sandrine Nzeukou, Executive Director, Invest Africa in conversation with Jessica O. Matthews, CEO, Uncharted Power; Maurice Parets, CEO, Pawame; and Kolawole Akinboye, COO, Rensource Energy
● Welcome to the Silicon Lagoon: A Nigeria Tech Breakfast Showcase: Featuring Paga, Venture Garden Group, Gidimo, Cars45
● Dancing to the Afrobeat: The Rise and Rise of African Music: Participating companies include RocNation, OkayAfrica, First Access Entertainment, and Touch HD
● Inside Africa: The Next Generation of PR is in Emerging Markets: Featuring Eliot Pence, Insider Co-Founder
● Tech for Development. Powered by the US African Development Foundation. Featuring C.D. Glin, CEO, US African Development Foundation, in conversation with Wutiko, Wazi Vision, and Cherehani
● Africa After Dark: The Official Africa House After Party: Featuring Iyanya, Jeff Akoh, Bisola Aiyeola, Chris Akinyemi, Khaligraph Jones
In addition to workshops, immersive panels, and networking happy hours, Africa House will also present a pop-up shop featuring work and products by Sonia Mugabo (“SM”), a Rwandan fashion brand that employs local artisan talent to make high quality clothing that captures the essence of global trends with an inspired edge that is purely African; UNIFORM, a fashion styling subscription service designed by Chid Liberty, Liberian co-founder of Liberty & Justice, Africa’s first Fair Trade-certified apparel manufacturer; ENZI, an Ethiopian premium footwear brand seeking to challenge global perceptions of Africa through design, and YouNeek Studios, a creative character-based storytelling and entertainment company that produces animation, comics, graphic novels, film, and other media featuring eclectic characters inspired by African history, culture, and mythology.''
For more information about Africa House at SXSW and to RSVP, visit: https://africahouse.splashthat.com/
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Temple Management set to stage first ever Africa House At South By South West… Bisola Aiyeola, Chris Akinyemi,...
Superstar Disco Jockey KYS Kinnsman who is based in the United Kingdom has released a remix to Mut4y and Wizkid's Manya with Tony Tetuila's Fefe Na Efe and the end result is a wonderful mashup. Hit the download button below and get a feel of this record by this ace DJ.
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Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Well renowed international DJ Neptune linked up with ace photographer Titi Alayaki for this dope pictures of the super star celebrity Disk Jockey, as He gears up to release his highly anticipated star studded album #Greatness.
Ladies and gentlemen get ready to Pre order / buy the album #Greatness by DJ Neptune which drops any moment from now.
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"Tunmiwo" [meaning "Review" in English] is a descriptional Afro pop Song, one which Shegrin Imisi Oluwa proudly sang about his typical African look and emphasized on the importance of him being reviewed by the music industry at large. The Lyrics of this song brings hope to the listener.''DOWNLOAD HERE
Monday, 5 March 2018
"For You" is the new single from Bullion Money Music act, Rima. Rima who rose to fame for his hit single "Feeling You" Feat. Tekno. Now Rima returns with another another dope tune for the season of love. With a mixture of Afro sounds and Fusions of Pop culture This will definitely serenade you and keep you wanting to put on repeat.''DOWNLOAD HERE
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Toks Ero is sent by God with a special mandate for Africa. Mouth of the Lord, he is a prophetic voice with a strong bias for constructive and critical engagement of church and political leadership. Adherence to biblical teachings, principles, practices and patterns are focal points of his prophetic ministry.
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''Midem, home to the global music community, today announces the launch of its High-Potential Markets Programme designed to assist music professionals from around the world by encouraging business development and the discovery of new talent. The new initiative aims to foster bilateral exchanges between international and national music executives and sectors in order to facilitate the structuring and professionalization of the high-potential markets.
In 2018, the new Programme will focus on the African music industry with a four-day ‘African Forum’ during Midem (June 5-8 in Cannes). The forum will be preceded by a series of industry meetings across four African countries, to support the structuring of the African music industry, stimulate discussions between African and international music stakeholders, develop sustainable business models for African labels and artists in order to boost African music on a local and international scale.
The African Forum is organised by Midem in association with TRACE, the leading pan-African music media network.
“By partnering with Midem on the African Forum, we bring together Midem’s power as an international music business acceleration platform, with our expertise in afro urban music, along with our local knowledge and excellent relationship with our subscribers in Africa, at the service of promoting African talent and providing creative solutions to improve its local and international development,” notes Olivier Laouchez, CEO, Trace.The African Forum, running throughout Midem, will host high-level discussions involving African and international music industry leaders, politicians and official institutions. In addition, it will provide a platform to promote African musical creativity, a Midem Night dedicated to African music and opportunities to share knowledge and professional training.
“It is such an exciting time to be an artist and especially in Africa, where there are so many talented and creative musicians who are breaking boundaries and whose music travels throughout the world, ” says Yemi Alade, Nigerian Afropop megastar, whose single ‘Johnny’ has set a new record for over 85 million views on YouTube, making it the most-watched video from a African artist.“However there are still many challenges and, to take it to the next level, we need to come together and work on strengthening and structuring of our music business in Africa. I’m very pleased to be part of the Midem African Forum and hope that sharing my experience as an artist will highlight the immense opportunities for African artists, not only in the continent, but globally,” adds the multi-award winning artist and fashion designer.''
''Big Brother Naija sensation, Bisola Aiyeola takes her music a notch higher with the release of Boda Luku.
The Temple Music act teams-up with popular producer, Adey to wax a hot new jam that will resonate with music lovers.
Boda Luku is the name of Bisola's muse in the catchy Afro Pop song filled with theatre, comedy and fun. The colourful video is shot by Temple Motion Pictures, an arm of her management company, Temple Management Company (TMC).
Boda Luku is released worldwide across all media platforms by pan-African record label, Temple Music (TMPL), also a sister company of leading creative talent agency, Temple Management Company (TMC).Meanwhile, the multi-talented act is working on a new compilation, her first body of work which is also due for release any time soon.''
''Nigerian Rapper, JoulesDaKid releases the video to his buzzing single “RRS” Produced by KingIllKeyz, Ft. Ajebutter22 & Comedian Ebiye. The video directed by Slick shows JoulesDaKid and his counterpart Ajebutter22 go through some usual Nigerian "style" struggles with the police. Enjoy the visuals below.''
''September 2016 saw the release of SonOfMeRLiN voL 1., a project that debuted 7 tracks with a cover of Jcole's LOVEYOURs as the opener. The EP also featured what later became an anthem in the south, the smash hit TsunamiRELOADED.John Networq, now widely referred to as "SonOfMeRLiN" is set to drop his sophomore EP SonOfMeRLiN voL2 which is a 10 track collection with features including Gen Pype, LA, BoyBreed, SpotLess, and Minz. There is a song for everyone on this project as John Networq expresses his beliefs, struggle, hopes, aspirations and most importantly his lyrical depth in this project. It's so easy.
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