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ALL AFRICA FESTIVAL (AAF) SET TO DEBUT IN ABU DHABI, UAE

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ALL AFRICA FESTIVAL (AAF) SET TO DEBUT IN ABU DHABI, UAE

ALL AFRICA FESTIVAL (AAF) SET TO DEBUT IN ABU DHABI, UAE

SUPERSTARS OMAH LAY, STONEBWOY, DIAMOND PLATNUMZ, YEMI ALADE, TEKNO AND SKALES SET TO PERFORM

 

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The award-winning All Africa Festival (AAF), the UAE’s largest celebration of Africa’s rich and diverse cultures in all their vibrant expressions and representations, is set to make a return for its 3rd edition, debuting in the nation’s capital, Abu Dhabi.

 

 

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The festival will take place from 02 – 04 February 2024, and will see the UAE Africa Connect (UAEAC) platform operate as the festival’s strategic partner.

 

 

 

UAEAC is a platform that celebrates the harmonic and solid partnership between the UAE and Sub-Saharan Africa.
A-List artists slated to perform at the event include Omah Lay, Diamond Platnumz, Yemi Alade, Eddy Kenzo, Tekno, Skales, Kofi Olomide and Nora Fatehi amongst many other African stars.

 

 

 

 

The stage will be set on the grounds of Etihad Park; located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s landmark family entertainment destination, Yas Island.

 

 

 

 

 

This fun packed event will bring together residents and visitors alike for a 3-day long entertainment and culturally immersive extravaganza that includes performances from globally renowned music icons, as well as locally based talents and DJs, with representation from all regions of the African continent.

 

 

 

 

 

Festival goers are invited to also come out and enjoy diverse offerings of pan-African cuisine, catch a glimpse of unique displays of live art and creative installations, immerse themselves in fashion exhibits from UAE based designers; all of which come together to present a mosaic of uniquely curated experiences that pay homage to the spirit of Africa and its people residing in different corners of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring back the All Africa Festival, with Yas Island in Abu Dhabi providing the perfect backdrop to take this event to new heights in driving our mandate to showcase and celebrate Africa’s vibrant entertainment, food and cultural experiences to residents and visitors to the UAE and the GCC region at large,” said Nina Olatoke, CEO and Co-Founder of the All Africa Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“From humble beginnings in Dubai’s Creek Park in 2018, to two consecutive years hosting the Festival at the foot of Burj Khalifa in Burj Park, our history spans more than five years of curating and successfully producing a festival that welcomes all nationalities to come and experience the heartbeat of Africa through sound and displays of art, fashion and cuisine,” said Nina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The decision to move the All Africa Festival to Abu Dhabi, comes inspired by the nation’s ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive and culturally diverse society, as well as having witnessed the growth in numbers of African expats living and working in the UAE. The UAE is increasingly becoming widely viewed by the African community as a land of opportunity and a global destination of distinction for occupational, entrepreneurship and creative opportunities for expats.

 

 

 

 

 

“As we bring to life the electric, vibrant energy for which Africa is known through music performances, fashion and art installations across the three days, we are truly honoured to be working closely with UAE Africa Connect, our strategic partner, the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, as well as Miral, the leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences, in bringing this event to life,” Nina adds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The African renaissance is alive and growing across the world, with African music genres Amapiano and Afrobeats for example, becoming platforms for which to connect the world with the indomitable buzz of African creativity and intercultural exchange through song and dance. The All Africa Festival seeks to therefore build on previous successes, attracting residents and tourists to what has become an annual event that celebrates not only the diversity of African culture, but also the equally culturally diverse landscape for which the UAE is known.

 

 

ALL AFRICA FESTIVAL (AAF) SET TO DEBUT IN ABU DHABI, UAE

 

 

 

Tickets to the All Africa Festival on Yas Island are now available for sale on Platinumlist and Ticketmaster.
Ticketmaster: https://rb.gy/jzzj6
Platinumlist: https://rb.gy/oejdh

 

 

 

 

Potential vendors and performers keen to participate in this edition of AAF are invited to register their interest by emailing info@allafricafestival.

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the All Africa Festival or catch key event updates, visit www.allafricafestival.com

 

 

Notes to the Editors

ALL AFRICA FESTIVAL
The All Africa Festival (AFF) is brought to you by the All African Food & Culture Fest, a Dubai DED registered company Lic. No. 955399. Having started in 2018, AFF was conceived with the desire to showcase the vibrant energy, beauty, culture, and diversity of Africa in all HER expressions to residents and expat of UAE and the region.
The Founding members and organisers of AFF lead non-profit initiatives which support Africans in the UAE, in collaboration with African Missions, businesses and communities; doing so by running workshops, seminars and events that help foster collaboration between the African business community and residents and expats living and working in UAE.

YAS ISLAND
Yas Island is an island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It occupies a total land area of 25 km². It is a leisure island and one of the largest tourism projects in Abu Dhabi.

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We’re Featuring Fuji, Islamic, Christian Musicians Together in One Song in July* -UK Based promoter, Adetutu Jakande speaks on next events

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*We’re Featuring Fuji, Islamic, Christian Musicians Together in One Song in July*
-UK Based promoter, Adetutu Jakande speaks on next events

*Seasoned woman of God and the United Kingdom based frontline showbiz promoter, Prophetess Adetutu Jakande, has spoken about the preparations for her upcoming events both in Nigeria and abroad.*
*The general overseer of the Assembly of Messiah Family Global Outreach UK also shared the progress of her ministry in this brief chat. Read on…*

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*Let’s talk about your coming event; where is the venue, what’s the date and what category of artistes are we expecting?*
Our next event will take place in July. The date will be fixed before then, also the venue and category of artistes to perform at the event will be announced in due course.

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*When did you have the last event and where was it hosted?*
Our last event took place last month, April 20th, 2024. It was hosted at Funkey Bee Cuisine in London.

 

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*So far, have you hosted any of your events in Nigeria?*
Yes, we have hosted many events in Nigeria. We hosted one in Ikorodu and we held another at Badagry in Lagos State.

 

*Tell us about your online Christian ministry and what God has been doing through your ministration.*
God has been so faithful with us on our online ministry. We’ve been able to reach out to so many souls that need Christ, especially through our regular outreach programme, ‘Hour of Divine Visitation’ on YouTube, Facebook and our other social media handles.
We also run a charity programme which we use to help others in need through the help of God.

 

*Finally, what are the preparations like for the coming event, and what are your expectations?*
Well, we have many things in preparations. We have the next event coming up in London in July, and we have an event coming up in Nigeria too because we’re trying to elevate some artistes, like we always do, both in Gospel, Islamic and Fuji Music genres. We are trying to bring the artistes together in the studio in Nigeria to release a single. I believe God Almighty will help us to accomplish this like He has always helped us.

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Countdown To Night of Neon Color With Osupa Saheed

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Countdown To Night of Neon Color With Osupa Saheed

 

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Preparations are in top gear as Lord of Music, Saheed Osupa thickens rehearsal in America with his band boys, to storm Lawbell Entertainment Nigeria’s show tagged Night of Neon Colour with Osupa Saheed.

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The International Fuji star with a distinct voice we gathered will be performing with his full band from America for the first time to Jam for Lawbell in Lagos and obviously it’s going to be his first show this year. The show will come up 18th May, 2024, on CMD Road, Magodo, Lagos Nigeria.

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According to Lawbell Entertainment Manager, Olabanji Adelana, Osupa won’t leave any stone unturned, he’s bent on thrilling his audience with new compositions in addition to his oldies and fans favourite,” all arrangements have been made for the show and Osupa has promised to make the event one of its best in the recent times” Osupa manager who also spoke to us boldly confirm that Night of Neon show will be a show of excellence as he seized the opportunity to call on Osupa regular fans not to miss the scintillating and thrilling vibes Osupa is performing with his American boys, who will also arrived in Nigeria for the show.

Other artistes that have been pencilled down to thrill fans are The Platinum bombshell, golden boy and “You don hit my car crooner, Tony Tetuila, Omalicha crooner, Suavé, Alubarika crooner, Eskay Lala.

Information reaching us that Osupa’s have been calling as regards the show and assurance have been that the king of Fuji Music would be performing live to thrill his fans.

As time goes on, more information would believe released to the public as regards the spectacular show “Night of Neon colour”

Countdown To Night of Neon Color With Osupa Saheed

 

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Shola Vibrator To Travel Overseas As Birthday Bash Holds

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Sahara Weekly Reports That The Vice Chairman, of the Association of Juju Musicians of Nigeria, Mrs Olushola Taiwo, aka Shola Vibrator is set to take her band on an overseas tour anytime soon as her birthday holds.

 

 

 

 

 

Shola Vibrator To Travel Overseas As Birthday Bash Holds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shola Vibrator whose birthday celebration comes every month of April in the year shall be jetting out soon as preparation to perform outside Nigeria is in top gear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to her media aide, Jide Alabi, he said, “Shola Vibrator and her juju band will be leaving the shore of Nigeria for a musical tour with a solid plan to perform in some notable places. The deal covers her stay for some time having been on the talk for some time. Now, it’s been sealed and her numerous fans across the state will have the opportunity to watch the ever vibrant, talented Juju Musician live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Shola Vibrator is a musician to reckon with amongst entertainers in Nigeria that have been opportune to showcase their talents outside Nigeria.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shola Vibrator To Travel Overseas As Birthday Bash Holds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olushola Taiwo, popularly known as Shola Vibrator sings juju music, and she named her type of music Juju vibration.

 

According to this beautiful Songstress, her journey in music began at the church, a celestial church of Christ, where she led the church’s choir from the tender age of seven.

 

The Juju Vibration crooner said, “It all began on one beautiful Sunday, it was our Xmas carol day, and the lady that was supposed to lead had an issue with her voice. She was about to lead us but unfortunately, her voice was not coming up and that was how I was called by the choirmaster to lead. I didn’t really rehearse the song, but it seems God was on my side, I did it well and that was how I got the position to be the lead vocal in my church.”

 

From passion to a means of livelihood, she said, “It was a passion at first and I later took it up professionally when I started working at the studio as a backup singer for big artists. On this premise, I made sure I learnt the ethics of the studio, and how to harmonize with different voices and it really helped me develop into a good Juju artiste.”

 

 

 

Going into music, Shola Vibrator said her parent fully supported her, especially her dad who gave her a hundred percent backing. She said, “My parents are great talents when it comes to music. My mother, when she was younger, used to be a lead singer, soprano top voice, while my dad of blessed memory was good at Bass. Both of them are great lovers of music, and on several occasions, we have rehearsed together.”

 

 

 

Making her music public, she said, “Now I have four albums to my name even though it took me a while before I decided to give it a shot. She said, “I really wanted to fill a vacuum, and when I released my first album ten years ago, fans and other music lovers were glad to have another taste of Juju music. I had really gained a lot by the time I came up with mine, having worked with so many people during the recording of their musical albums.

 

Vibrator said, she is the creator of Juju vibration, and being a lady in the profession, she has been able to carve a niche for herself despite the hurdles. “God has been very wonderful to me, though I had to confront different challenges as a woman in the industry, and to His glory, I have been able to face the task and overcome it.

 

Being one of the most beautiful singers around in the entertainment industry, Shola said, “I have been able to distinguish myself, though fans and let me say men generally have not been easy to deal with when they see a beautiful face and being a musician, there is always so much to it, but I have been able to manage it well.”

 

On her albums, she said, “I have done some that are doing good. Amongst them is NIGERIA MY COUNTRY, it is a single. I recorded it based on the situation of the country.

 

 

 

Juju vibration crooner said soon she will be going overseas with her full band to perform as her fans across the globe are waiting anxiously to watch her perform live, and this will happen soon.

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