Category Archives: Nigerian music

Hausa hiphop artist Nazir Hausawa (Ziriums) featured in Recording a Revolution: Hiphop and Social Change in Africa, Alachua County Library Headquarters, Gainsville, Florida, USA, 23 February 2013


Hausa hiphop artist Ziriums (Nazir Hausawa) will take part in an African Hip Hop event at the Alachua County Library Headquarters, in Gainesville, Florida, USA, on Saturday 23 February 2013. Ziriums was featured in the documentary Recording a Revolution, by Alex Johnson and Saman Piracha, which will screen 10am-11am. Ziriums will host a Q&A from 11am-12pm The event also features discussions with founding member of Dead Prez M1, Kamau Ngigi, founding member of Kalamashaka, a Kenyan Hip Hop group, and Michael Wanguhu, the director of the award winning documentary Ni Wakati (It’s Time), which will screen from 1-2pm.

The event is sponsored by the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida and the Alachua County Library District.

For more information, see the poster and the press release below.

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Recording a Revolution: Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa

Event Time: Saturday February 23, 2013: 10 am-5 pm

Event Location: Alachua County Library Headquarters, 4th floor

Recording a Revolution is an event that brings together artists, scholars and documentary filmmakers to discuss hip hop, the visual arts, and political activism in Africa. Two new documentaries will be presented along with a panel including the films’ directors/producers and featured hip hop artists, including American hip hop artist M1, founding member of dead prez. This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the representation of and by artists/activists of Africa and the African diaspora, and open up a public dialogue about social and political concerns in Africa. As it coincides with Black History Month, this event will also encourage a discussion between the historical linkages between Africa and its diaspora.

The two African hip hop artists – Nazir Hausawa (aka ‘Ziriums’) of Nigeria and Kamau Ngigi of Kenya – will arrive several days before the event. If anyone is interested in meeting with them on Thursday or Friday (February 21-22), or would like more information about the featured movies or artists, please contact Sue O’Brien (smobrien@ufl.edu).

This event is sponsored by the Alachua County Public Library, as well as the Center for African Studies and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida.

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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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Campus End of the Year Party and Awards with Sani Danja and others, 30 November, Mozida Lounge, Kano


First Ever Freedom Fasaha 2011 Contemporary Hausa Music Championship Awards, 10 December, 6 pm


Freedom Radio and the Fasaha Association of Nigerian Musicians is hosting the first ever Hausa Music Championship Awards this weekend, as a way of honouring musicians who have contributed so much to the contemporary Hausa musical landscape.

Date: 10 December, 6pm

Venue: The Afficient, No. 74, Sultan Road, Nassarawa Kano.

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”

Creative Expo, Lagos, Nigeria, 4-7 December


The Creative Expo in Lagos, Nigeria, sponsored by the British Council, Africa Channels, and Cool 96.9 FM

 aims to cover a range of activities that will present an opportunity for creative businesses in the UK and Nigeria to raise the profile of the creative economy, through showcases and platform for trade and collaboration.

The event will also provide opportunities for information exchange and networking between creative businesses in the UK and Nigeria, capacity building, access to services/ support in the creative industry and policy dialogue to support the growth of the Nigerian creative industry.

So whether you are a creative individual, association or organisation in the above sectors, take advantage of the opportunity:

–      To receive the training and support you need for a business you are just starting out, or ready to take to the next level;

–      For trade and collaboration

–      To make your voice count in how the Nigerian creative industry is shaped 

Sectors

§      Advertising

§      Architecture

§      Heritage and Museums 

§      Crafts

§      Design

§      Designer Fashion

§      Film and Video

§      Software and computer games

§      Music

§      Visual Arts including photography

§      Performing arts – Drama, dance etc

§      Publishing including electronic

§      Television

§      Radio

The event presents an opportunity to:

·      Grow your business and develop your self,

·      Sell your product / services,

·      Network with other creative industry practitioners and

·      Participate in dialogue sessions with government and private sector! 

Dates 

4th December – Pre Event networking session for International and VIP Pass Holders

5th, 6th and 7th December 2011

Venue

Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos

For more information, please visit the event website:http://www.creativeexponigeria.org

Register early to ensure you get a place for the exciting sessions lined up!

EVENT Programme:

December 4

2.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Registration for international and VIP Delegates

6.00p.m – 9.00p.m        Pre Event Networking for International and VIP Delegates featuring presentation by UK Trade and Investment Department on Doing Business in the UK

December 5

7:00a.m -9:00a.m          Registration

9:00a.m – 9.30a.m        Welcome: David Higgs, Country Director, British Council Nigeria 9.30a.m – 10.00a.m     Keynote Speech 1

10.00a.m – 10.30a.m     Keynote Speech 2

10.30a.m – 12.00p.m     Panel Discussion: Creative Industry opportunities for an emerging economy

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Panel Discussion: Policy Frameworks that support thriving creative economies

4.40p.m – 6.00p.m        Professional Clinics: Music, Fashion and Film Businesses

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Music and Fashion Industry showcase

December 6

Different strand options available for various interest areas  

Strand 1 – The Creative Entrepreneur

9.00a.m – 12.00p.m      Seminar: Intellectual Property and Copyright

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Panel Discussion: The Creative Economy in the Digital Space

4: 30pm – 6:00pm         Professional Clinics: Advertising, Architecture, Visual Arts and Photography

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Film Industry showcase

Strand 2 – The Public Sector in the Creative Economy

9.00a.m – 12.00p.m      Seminar: Public Sector Development Models for the Creative Industries

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Panel Discussion: Private and Public sector synergies for Creative Economy Development

4.00p.m – 4.30p.m        End

4: 30pm – 6:00pm         Professional Clinics: Advertising, Architecture, Visual Arts and Photography

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Film Industry showcase

 

Strand 3 – The Private Sector in the Creative Economy

9.00a.m – 12.00p.m      Seminar: Public Sector Development Models for the Creative Industries

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Panel Discussion: Private and Public sector synergies for Creative Economy Development

4.00p.m – 4.30p.m        End

4: 30pm – 6:00pm         Professional Clinics: Advertising, Architecture, Visual Arts and Photography

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Film Industry showcase

Note: Strand 2 and 3 will merge for the afternoon session

December 7

09.00a.m – 09.30a.m     Presentation: Mapping Nigeria’s Creative Economy

09.30a.m – 10.00a.m     Presentation: Opportunities and Challenges of the Nigerian Creative Entrepreneur

10.00a.m – 10.30a.m     Presentation: The Public Sector in the Nigerian Creative Economy

10.30a.m – 11.00a.m     Presentation: The Private Sector in the Nigerian Creative Economy

11.00a.m – 1.00p.m      Q and A

1.00p.m – 2.00p.m        Break

2.00p.m – 5.00p.m        Panel led Action Planning

8.00 p.m – 10.00p.m     Closing Gala

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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