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Flytime Fest 2023 Lineup Announced

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Flytime Promotions, a well-known African entertainment firm, is set to host the popular entertainment event Flytime Fest, which is sponsored by Coca-Cola. They have been providing unforgettable entertainment experiences in Lagos, Nigeria, and worldwide for 19 years.

Their signature events, Flytime Fest with Rhythm Unplugged, have consistently drawn more than 20,000 guests over the years, making them one of Africa’s most recognisable cultural gatherings.

Flytime Fest has announced a multi-year sponsorship partnership with Coca-Cola, the top beverage business in the world, in addition to the anticipated 2023 event, in order to provide the finest of Afrobeats and live music to fans not only in Nigeria but also around the world.

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Flytime Promotions’ founder and CEO, Mr. Cecil Hammond emphasised the company’s dedication to promoting the best Afrobeats artists, both established and upcoming, to the world. They are committed to quality and pushing limits as they approach their 20th year in the business because they want to make Nigeria proud, not just on the African continent but also internationally.

Flytime Fest is renowned for its youth and energy, attracting people of all ages, from the fashion-forward Gen Z to the seasoned Gen X. The message is crystal clear for Afrobeats enthusiasts everywhere: “We own December!”

Here’s a glimpse of what to expect at the event:

December 21, 2023 — Coca-Cola Rhythm Unplugged:

This segment is notable for showcasing emerging Nigerian talent to the global stage. The 2023 edition boasts a star-studded lineup, featuring artists like Lil Durk, Roddy Ricch, Ajebo Hustlers, BNXN, Brazy, Fave, Fireboy, Iyanya, Mayorkun, Spyro, Wurld, with more artists yet to be announced.

December 23, 2023 — Headlining artist, Kizz Daniel:

Kizz Daniel, responsible for chart-toppers like “Buga” and “Odo (Cough),” will take the stage, promising an unforgettable and exciting night.

December 24, 2023 — Headlining artist, Davido:

The legendary Afrobeats artists, Davido, will bring his captivating presence to illuminate the stage in December.

December 25, 2023 — Headlining artist, Asake:

Concluding the event, Asake returns to the Flytime Fest stage for an ultimate, enchanting performance. Asake is known for delivering vibrant and star-filled shows.

Since nearly 20 years, Flytime Promotions has consistently provided top-notch live entertainment and the December 2023 edition at The Eko Convention Centre marks their 19th year of doing so in Lagos, Nigeria.

The COO of Flytime Promotions, Mrs. Keke Hammond, stated her delight for this year’s festival and emphasised their dedication to provide top-notch security, accommodating people with special needs, and giving back to the neighbourhood through Road14 Studios. They will soon be in their 20th year and are prepared to continue providing excellent services.

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I Love Anything Afrobeats, I Love Burna Boy So Much – Shakira

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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Shakira, the famous Colombian singer, dished out her love for African music, particularly Afrobeats. She described her musical style as a mix of many influences (eclectic), heartfelt (honest), and true to itself (real).

Shakira wasn’t shy about naming some of her favourite African artists. She gave a shoutout to Burna Boy and also mentioned her excitement about Tyla, a rising South African talent.

She said,

“If I could explain my taste in music in three words, I would say eclectic, honest and real.

I love anything Afrobeats. I like Tyla, I like Burna Boy, anything Afrobeats. But I love Burna so much.”

This isn’t the first time Shakira has shown appreciation for global music. Her career has been full of blending sounds from different cultures, so it makes sense that she would be drawn to the vibrant energy of Afrobeats.

Burna Boy is a heavyweight in the Afrobeats scene, known for his music style and energetic live shows. He’s been selling out stadiums worldwide and making history with his achievements. Tyla, on the other hand, is a new voice coming out of South Africa. Shakira’s acknowledgement of her potential shows that she has a keen eye for spotting rising talent.

Shakira’s love for Afrobeats is a great example of how music can transcend borders and languages.

It shows that good music is good music, no matter where it comes from. Afrobeats has been taking the world by storm in recent years. With artists like Shakira championing the genre, it’s sure to continue growing in popularity.

This love for Afrobeats could also lead to future collaborations between Shakira and some Afrobeats artists. It wouldn’t be surprising to see her team up with Burna Boy on a track. Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: Shakira’s a big fan of Afrobeats, and that’s a great thing for the genre’s global exposure.

Shakira’s song “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)” was the official song for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. She included a part of a different song in her music.

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Millionaire In Every Currency – Wizkid Celebrates 13 Years Of ‘Superstar’ Album

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Marking a musical coming-of-age moment, Nigerian megastar Wizkid, also known as Ayodeji Balogun, recently hit the rewind button on social media (on his former Twitter platform) to celebrate the 13th anniversary of his debut album, “Superstar.”

The chart-topping album launched Wizkid’s career into the stratosphere, and the anniversary clearly holds special significance for the artist.

In a heartfelt post, Wizkid expressed his deep appreciation to God, reflecting on the immense success that followed the album’s release. Beyond the musical accolades, he acknowledged the personal blessings in his life, mentioning his cherished family and the fulfilling path his life has taken.

He wrote, “13 yrs since superstar! First album! Thankful for all God’s blessings. Healthy family! Blessed life! Love God.”

This celebratory post not only highlights Wizkid’s enduring legacy as a musician but also offers a glimpse into his values and priorities.

Wizkid also mentioned that he’s a millionaire in “every currency.”

Beyond his wealth, this post is an encouragement for his fans to focus on achieving genuine success in their own lives, urging them to avoid pretending to be something they’re not.

“Millionaires in every currency!”

“Real-life winners! Make sure u win in real life, no deceive yourself! U deserve it,” he added.

Wizkid’s musical journey began in 2012 with the release of his debut album, “Superstar.” Banky W’s record label, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), released the album. This album was a major success, launching hit singles like “Don’t Dull,” “Pakuromo,” “Tease Me,” “Holla At Your Boy,” and “I Love My Baby.”

Wizkid wasn’t afraid to spread his wings. After releasing his second album, “Ayo,” in 2014, he decided to strike out on his own. He established his own record label, Starboy Entertainment. This paved the way for the next chapter in his music career.

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Chimezie Imo Speaks On Actors Playing Stereotypes In Nollywood

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Nollywood star Chimezie Imo tackled two common hurdles actors face in the Nigerian film industry. One challenge Imo addressed was the tendency for actors to be typecast in similar roles. While acknowledging the frustration this can cause, Imo offered a surprising perspective.

He suggested that being stereotyped isn’t always a negative thing.

Perhaps he feels it can provide stability and recognition. Also, it allows actors to hone their skills in a particular genre. The interview piqued viewers’ interest in learning more about his unique perspective.

He said,

“I’m of the opinion that stereotyping is not really a bad thing, especially in the movie scene, because it only means that you’re really good at something, and everyone can tell, and it’s okay to be good at one thing. But there’s so much an actor has that you don’t want to be kept in a box.”

Chimezie Imo argues that actors can find ways to bring something fresh to their performances even when cast in roles that seem repetitive.

“Sometimes, even when you get those stereotyped roles, you can have conversations to tweak it a little bit. For example, there was a script that I had and it was supposed to be emotional and I said, ‘Okay, can I be emotional without crying?’ I didn’t shed a tear in that film. There are other ways you could be emotional without shedding tears.”

He also discussed the challenges actors face during auditions.

Placing the blame on the casting directors, Imo said,

“Auditions challenge you. One of the worst things is getting a ‘No’ or getting in front of some people and losing all your lines and whatever; that is also because of most of our casting directors here.”

Chimezie Imo didn’t shy away from discussing the pressure actors experience during auditions. He even pointed out that some audition environments can feel cold and unfriendly. In his own words, he said,

“I think we also need to do better. We don’t know how to make people comfortable and warm, just a bunch of straight faces looking at you like they’re about to stab you, and that line you’ve been rehearsing for 3 weeks just flies.”

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