One of Nigeria’s leading entertainment brokers Upfront and Personal on the 15th of June, 2016 held a press conference at Fuze Sports Bar, Victoria Island, Lagos to officially announce One Africa Music Festival featuring Nigerian music stars Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Praiz, Cobhams and StoneBwoy
The music festival is set to take place on July 22, at Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre, United States of America (USA). Other artists billed to perform include Diamond Platnumz, Wizkid, Davido, Flavour, Oluwaseun Kuti among others. Speaking at the gathering, Mavin Records first lady Tiwa Savage disclosed that:
“I am thankful to God that I am alive to be part of this great project, I think it is a revelation to African music and it is history in the making. I believe this is the first of many to open doors because the world is ready for African music. Someone once said to me that when the world gives you 15 minutes, what are you going to do with it? I guess this is our own 15 minutes for Africans to show what we have. Mr. Paul O mentioned this about a year ago and I thought he was crazy because to have this vision is not a small task.”
Another celebrated music artist Praiz also disclosed that: “Banky W has said it all, this is history in the making and like I was telling my friend who lives in the U.S that I am about to rock the Barclays Centre and he was like ‘what?!’ A lot of big acts in the States have not dreamt of performing there and Africans are about shutting down the place so I am very excited and looking forward to that day.”
Top Nigeria’s instrumentalist Cobhams Asuquo was not left out, as he disclosed that it is not all about different music coming together but using the opportunity to call on the government to remember the kidnapped Chibok girls.