Tag Archives: Ayi Jihu

Jasmine (let it show) Jane Maria and Toyin Adekale

International ‘Jasmine movement’ hits fusing opera and reggae with Jane Maria and Toyin Adekale

This groundbreaking project started in France in an exclusive and remote Chateau where Jane Maria recorded her operatic vocals to the Chinese classic Jasmine Flower and went all the way from there to London, China, Seattle USA, bringing in musicians from Africa, Jamaica, USA, UK, Philippines, India, France and China on it’s 2 year journey! Fusing Opera and reggae, culture style and tradition in a global movement of peace and love.

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Master opera singer Jane Maria set to launch in the UK in 2018

Master singer Jane Maria set to launch in the UK in 2018

Breaking the UK musical market coming from another country is a tough ask.  No Asian artists have been able to succeed at this so far although some have got close.  Leslie Loh made the top of the Music Week charts with a track, Boom Bang Bang in August 2003 produced by [Stevie] Eagle E and Doc B.  That was the first and only Chinese artist to make the top of any chart in the West and since then no has come close.  Now Master Opera Singer Jane Maria feels it is her time to make history and attack the British Charts with her mixture of Classical opera and (sometimes) other genres.

Shlepp Entertainment Supremo Stevie Eagle E to work with Beate Jacobsen

Stevie Eagle E confirms ‘collaboration’ with Norwegian star Beate Jacobsen

Head of Shlepp Entertainment Stevie Eagle E has confirmed that he will be working on a musical project with Norwegian singing star Beate Jacobsen this year.  Stevie Eagle E and Beate Jacobsen met for the first time at the G Salvatore Showcase event in the UK and the two immediately hit it off.

The ICC in Birmingham will host the Birmingham Inspiration Awards and Top UK Model 2017 finals on Saturday Nov 11th

Birmingham UK poised for one of it’s biggest nights of the year as the Inspiration Awards hits town on a night of inspiration and celebration.

On Saturday the 11h of November at the Birmingham ICC something quite special is about to take place.  The Birmingham Inspiration Awards.  What makes this event all the more interesting and powerful is that is ‘by the people for the people’.  I am sure many of the big media moguls and businesses are scratching their heads wondering, how did this get so big and slip right under our radar for so long?  How was something like this done and we did not do it?  The basic truth of the matter is that something like this can rarely be done by the super big boys or the media moguls like ‘Simon Cowell’.  These types of events need to be thought out and brought to life by Mavericks not tied down to the same rules as everyone else (Commerical constraints and TV schedules).  That is the only way something a little different can be done and that is the way the Birmingham Inspiration Awards has come about.

Congolese star Soleil NgoNga

African star Soleil NgoNga says her new reality show is not following the Kardashians in style or content.

Reality TV seems to have taken over our airwaves these days.  The moment you look around it seems a new reality TV show is about to be launched somewhere.  So why should we pay attention to African Star Soleil NgoNga when she tells us she is about to launch her own reality TV show ‘A little ray of sunshine’, and what can we expect from this beautiful and talented African socialite that we have not already seen in ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’?

Native American artist Jezz Harvey shines with haunting debut single.

Having attended the NAMA awards (Native American Music Awards) to cover the historic presentation by Chinese star Ayi Jihu it was obvious to us that Native Americans have some amazing artists and talent. However not many seem to break through and the music scene is missing out here. Hold the phone though.

ZuluLand Gospel Choir pay tribute to Stephan Dante

Nails Did – The viral musical phenomenon from Stephan Dante reaches Africa

Some tunes like them or not just get under your skin. They catch on and become viral. Before you know it everyone is singing it even if they don’t want to. ‘Nails Did’ by Stephan Dante is one of those songs. It’s catchy and timely lets face it Nails are the big thing at the moment.

However what makes the whole Stephan Dante ‘Nails Did’ thing a little different is the speed, reach and demographic of it’s viral affect. This is not just a song that has prompted people to sing along, It is a track that has moved people all over the world to do something. Dance, sing, take a picture etc.