Category Archives: Concerts

Daman Sounds Album Release Party for “The Exponential” 16 February 2013, 4pm, Carnivorz, Kaduna, Also Peace Concert in Rayfield Resorts, Jos, 6 February.


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Lagos-based musician Daman Sounds, who raps in Hausa and English,  is having an album release party on Saturday, 16 February 2013, in Kaduna. The Venue is Carnivorz, No. 1 Post Office Road, Kaduna. Time: 4pm

He will also be playing at the Bob Marley Birthday Celebration and Peace Concert in Jos, Plateau State, Rayfield Resort Lake, 6 February 2013, 4pm till dawn. (Other musicians at the peace concert will be:

DJs CLASH….
STEARY J ………..PEACE FM 90.5 JOS
LT JOHN ………….COOL FM 96.9 KANO
KINGSLEY OBIDA ………PEACE FM 90.5 JOS
G CONNECTION ………RAY POWER 100.5 JOS
SIMON EDWARD …….ASO RADIO 93.5FM ABUJA
PUPA J……………….PEACE FM 90.5 JOS
DIGITAL TALLER…………..HIGHLAND FM
RIDDIM AGITAN………….HIGHLAND FM
SIBIN BENJAMIN……….RAY POWER 100.5FM JOS

ALSO ….V-TYME(AUSTRIA)…. YOUNG FACE,X-RAY,DADDY SHINE(ABUJA)…..,APHSIS THE VICE PRESIDENT,DAMAN SOUND(KADUNA) )….DADA,JIFERAH, DADDY D(LAGOS) ETC BLAZE THE PLACE.

To listen to Daman Sounds music and find out more about him, check him out on Sound Cloud,  Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter.

Here are a few of his recent tracks.

Past appearances include the July 2011 Ade Bantu Lagos-Kano HipHop connection workshop and concert held at the Goethe Institut, Kano.

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Sani Danja “New Guy in Town” Album launch, Kaduna, Gamji Hall, Friday, 25 November 2011


Kannywood star Sani Danja will be launching his new music album “New Guy in Town” featuring Soul E, Anita Joseph, Mista Yax, Slim T, Kt40, this coming Friday, 25 November, at Gamji Hall in Kaduna.

In his Facebook message about the event, Danja says:

 ‎3 more days to go Kaduna album launch comes up on the 25th friday Nov 2011 @Gamji hall New Guy in town featuring Soul E, Anita Joseph, Mista Yax, Slim T, Kt40 lots of gift to be won buy ticket get one of my audio cd free…. jersey diffrt club motor cycle flat screen tv and lots of gift to be won gate 500 vip 1000

For more information about Sani Danja, he has two public facebook fan pages (one old one for Sani Musa Danja, and a new one for Sani Danja), and a reverbnation page.

Click the following link to listen to his new track: Have you seen Danja?

And the promo for his album “New Guy in Town”

Hausa music sallah show, Gamji Hotel, Kaduna, Friday, 2 September 2011, 4pm


A sallah show will take place at Gamji Hotel, Kaduna, on Friday, 2 September 2011, set to begin at 4pm. The show will feature Hausa musicians: Masaud KanoRaiders, Adam A. Zango, Billy-O, Funkiest Mallam, Buzu Kaduna, Mahmoud Nagudu, etc.

Gate fee: N1000 for individuals, N1500 for couples

For more information on the musicians, see Masaud Kano Raiders myspace page and facebook page; Buzo Danfillo’s myspace page, facebook page, and reverbnation page; Adam Zango on facebook and IMBD; a recent interview with Funkiest Mallam in Leadership newspaper .

For a sampler of music from some of the musicians who will perform, check out the music videos below:

Adam A. Zango’s “Wazobia”

Funkiest Mallam with Sani Danja in “Zaman Tare”

Billy-O featured in Ty Shaban’s  “Ka yi kudi ka guje ni”

Mahmoud Nagudu’s “Lubiya” mimed by actors in a Hausa film

Buzo Danfillo’s “Forget It” (no video but you can listen to the music here)

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Hausa rapper Ziriums Show, Amarachi Lounge, Brooklyn, New York, midnight, Friday 9/10 September 2011


Ziriums performs "Hausa Fulani" at the 2010 Savannah International Movie Awards in Abuja (c) Carmen McCain

Hausa rapper Ziriums (Nazir Ahmad Hausawa) will be performing in what his invitation to the event calls  “the first Hausa Rap concert ever in Brooklyn”

Time: 12am midnight

Date: Friday, 9/10 September 2011

Venue: Amarachi Lounge , at 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238, United States

$10 cover fee

Ziriums has previously performed at The Shrine in New York; SUNY Purchase, New York; the Savannah International Movie Awards, Abuja; the pre-parlour Music Festival in Niamey, Niger; the British Council, Kano, among other appearances. He has collaborated with musicians Mecca2Medina, Yoye, Supreme Solar, Billy-O, Abdullahi Mighty, Adam A. Zango, Murja Baba, Maryam Fantimoti, Alfazazee, Malo Men, Osama bin Music, and others. He released his first album This is Me online in 2010. It can be purchased on Myspace, Amazon, and itunes.

Ziriums is featured in the forthcoming documentary Recording a Revolution and has also been featured on CNN, NTA International, Fim Magazine, and has made appearances on radio shows and other print and online publications, including translation of an interview and translation of lyrics on A Tunanina and a feature on Sahel Sounds.

For more information about Ziriums and to listen to his music, see his Facebook page, myspace page, reverbnation page, and youtube page.

Ziriums’ show in Brooklyn follows on another recent Kano-Lagos Connection concert featuring much Hausa hiphop that took place in Kano, at the Goethe Institut.

Other hiphop artists who use Hausa include Abdullahi Mighty, Adam A. Zango, Big Daddy Fresh, Billy-O (featured in TY Shaban’s video here), Buzo Danfillo, Daman Sounds, Japs, Jesse JagzKano Raiders, K-Boyz, Lakal Kaney, Lt. John, M.I., Nomiis Gee, Osama bin MusicTY Shaban, Vtime Faya, among others. For more sampling of Hausa hiphop and popular music listen to this free sampler at dandali.com, put together by Hausa popular culture scholar Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, which includes songs by Billy-O, Soultan Abdul, Abdullahi Mighty, Menne, Lakal Kaney, Neba Solo, and the “traditional” musician Dan Maraya Zamfara [actual name is Babangida Kakadawa].)

Here is Zirium’s music video from the title track of his album This is Me.