One Mic Naija is a live artiste showcase happening on Sunday, April 29, 2012 and this season sees acts from outside Lagos! We’ve already spoken with Dee Moneey who’s coming in from Ghana, and now we speak with Phizzle from Ibadan!
We caught up with him to ask him a fan question and also find out what to expect!
#FanQuestion What’sWhat’s the music scene in Ibadan like?
Ibadan is not really as fast paced as for example a Lagos, but there’s definitely talented acts lurking in its corners, from the rawest street forms, to church-friendly hip hop acts. The environment is a bit more conservative, so that whole music industry energy/buzz hardly ever reaches this zones, but we try. There are a couple of talented acts and teams about to come out the city though, time will tell.
Why did u sign up for One Mic Naija?
I attended past editions and loved the ambience and energy around it. The live band performances gave it that british underground rock feeling, I just knew I’d love to be part of that experience.
What do u like most about live performances?
It’s just the ‘rawness’ of it all. Its a sum of energy, talent, attitude, sound, action and of course the instant audience feedback. A good show with great audience response/feedback leaves a lasting memory in the mind of all parties involved.
Describe your style in three words
Fresh. Free. Alive.
What do you always do before getting on stage?
I just try to free the mind. Not really sure what exactly works for me yet, but I try to enter a state of mind that helps me give a performance that is enjoyable for both my audience and I.
Which of the other acts on the bill would you love to work with?
Chidinma and of course Sound Sultan. Already had the opportunity to work with Teeto on a feature for ChyKay, would definitely love to work with him again.
Well then Lagos, let’s show Phizzle what the Lagos scene is like!
The fastest growing live artiste showcase in Nigeria, One Mic Naija is back this month with a line up of some of the biggest, best and most interesting live performers, not just in Nigeria, but in Africa!
Not only have Sound Sultan, Teeto and Chdinma signed up to perform, but Dee Moneey, hailed as the Ghananian Wonderkid, will also be performing at the event on April 29th!
Sound Sultan is a prolific and talented singer-songwriter and producer who needs no introduction! His songs like ‘Jangbanjantis’, ’2010′ and ‘Very Good Bad Guys’ have all become hits, and he has worked with a lot of major acts both home and abroad!
Also billed to perform is Chidinma. Ever since winning Project Fame, Chidinma has worked tirelessly to ensure she is not just another reality show winner! She has worked with producers like Cobhams Asuquo and Tee-Y Mix and currently has two singles out- ”Jankoliko” and ”Kedike”.
Teeto won the Channel O Emcee Africa competition in 2008 in Nigeria, was on one of the biggest anthems in 2009 “The Finest”, and also released his own single and video, ”Oshamo”. In 2010, Teeto released his own mixtape, ”Da Freshness”. His new single comes out this month and fans can hear it live at One Mic!
Dee Moneey is currently one of the youngest acts making mainstream music in Ghana. Born Desmond Kwame Amoah, he is a gifted songwriter, rapper and performer!
Grey C is signed to ‘Naija Ninjas’ and she’s a singer, songwriter and hair stylist!!! Her current single is titled ‘Closer’ and it features Vector.
Rounding off the list of performers is the gifted rapper from Ibadan, Fela Yomi-Layinka aka Phizzle, is a rapper and media entrepreneur. His recent project is the 11 track E.P, ‘City to City: The Adventures of Waterboi P”
One Mic Naija is hosted by Kel and Kunle KB Bello and will hold at the GET Arena, Lekki Expressway!
One of the highlights of the show is the Open Mic contest!
One Mic Naija holds on Sun Apr 29th at GET Arena. Supported by 360Nobs, abisona.com, Anuel Photography.
There will be an Open Mic competition on that day with prizes provided courtesy Effyzie Clothing, Etisalat Easy Cliq and Live Mechanics
One Mic Naija is a WePlugGoodMusic initiative, powered by M.et.al Entertainment and s.h.a.r.e Media Entertainment and Networking
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