Maleek Berry First Daze Of Winter Tour Oslo

British Nigerian superstar Maleek Berry is stopping by Oslo on his First Daze Of Winter Tour #FDOW2018  and you have to be there!

Date: 23 February, 2018

Place: Klubben i Røverstaden Oslo

Time: KL22:00

Limited tickets available at: Ticketmaster

 

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Genesis Award Is Coming!

Genesis Awards; an event created to recognise and celebrate the innovative bright minds shaping the new future within the African Norwegian community have released a promo video ahead of the event scheduled to hold on the 21st of April 2018 at Sentralen Kvadraturen Oslo. Details on tickets for the event can be found on their website here

Hear directly from the event’s founder Afronorsk designer; Kinam.

New Music from Efe

Oslo based hip hop/dancehall artist Efe has got new music out and this one is called ‘Ginger’.

Efe was raised with and was first exposed to music by his parents who were involved in church music. This has been a blessing and a curse for him; a curse in the way of high expectations from his parents who are skilled in the same area (music) where his passion lies.

He moved to Norway when he was 15 after living in Nigeria and New york. For Efe making music is a form of expressing himself, which he does through his lyrics.

Lyrics are an important element of my music, many of the texts are based on events that have occurred in my life. Through the texts, i want to inspire others to not lose faith – Efe

Listen, share and enjoy his single; ‘Ginger‘…

 

Music and Art with Arif.

An evening of new music and art; Arif x Galleri Lyssky.

For Arif 2017 has been a big year in his career and to celebrate he is giving his fans a chance to listen to his new mixtape; ‘Meg & Deg Mot Alle’ two days ahead of release date as a listening installation at Lyssky Gallery in Oslo.

Entry is free!

Date: November 15 – 16

Time: Kl14:00 -Kl20:00

Where: Galleri Lyssky, Østre Elvebakke 1, Oslo.

Photo Credit: Momhammadaatey

Quick Chat – KayB (KayB & Mago Entertainment)

KayB originally from the Democratic Repulic of Congo is the founder of KayB & Mago Entertainment. An event promotion company with the vision of bringing Oslo and Norway to the forefront of Afrobeat concerts held in Europe ahead of other popular cities such as London, Stockholm and Paris.

So far his company has successfully carried out four concerts in Oslo, ranging from the reputable Awilo Longomba, Heritier Watanabe, Afrobeat/Reggae/Dancehall artist Patoranking and Yori Yori crooners; Bracket.

On challenges they have faced so far KayB rates gaining the trust of concert goers and reaching the right people as the most challenging. That being said his most memorable concert so far has been Patoranking in Oslo!

We can expect even more afrobeat concerts in Norway from KayB & Mago in the nearest future! Next concert coming up by KayB is Nigeria’s Iyanya. This holds on  Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Cosmopolite, Vogts Gate 64, 0477 Oslo with a special performance and appearance by Stella Mwangi.

”It is Norways time. We have a lot of surprises on the way, our aim is to remove the hassle of travelling out to concerts for African Norwegians and other afrobeat lovers residing in Norway. We will put Norway on all afrobeat artists map and bring them to you! That job is ours and the pleasure yours!  – KayB”

Ring: 96838962, 46236039 for ticket information to the Iyanya in Oslo concert

New Music! Head In The Game – Nora Toure

 

16 year old Nora Toure from Oslo self wrote her new song, ‘Head In The Game‘ in January 2017. ‘Head In The Game’ is the third instalment of her Afro Trap series available on youtube.

She describes Afro Trap as a blend of ‘Afro beats rhythm and Trap’ from the hip hop scene in the USA and got inspired by French African Rapper MHD to explore this genre.

‘Afro- Trap began with French African Rapper MHD in 2015. It is a popular music genre in french speaking countries but not so popular in Norway. I am the first in Norway to sing or rap in this genre’ – Nora

In the music video she showed multicultural Norway and also chose to have her natural afro hair on to reinforce the #blackgirlmagicispoppin movement.

‘What is different with the third instalment in my Afro-Trap series is the language. My first two songs in the series where delivered in Norwegian. I have now chosen to since in english in order to open up my music to not just Norway but a wider international audience.’ – Nora

According to Nora, success is mostly gained through 70% hard work and 30% talent, which is what the song talks about…

‘Life is a game and it is difficult to get to the top, stay focused and have your Head In The Game’ – Nora

Nora who was also a finalist in 2015’s Melodi Grand Prix Junior has been singing for as long as she remembers but rapping was not something she began before the autumn in 2016.

‘I went on vacation to my roots in Togo, West Africa and I discovered MHD and was influenced by many other african artists.’

‘Head In The Game’ was produced by Cheetah Boy and the video was filmed and edited by Philip Geertsen. You can listen to the three part series here

 Featured image by Carmen Lopez.