Africa Day Festival 2014 (Dublin) & after-festival party at Voodoo Lounge

This is going to be a nice souvenir from the Africa Day event, which took place on Sunday 25th May 2014 at Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park, Dublin and its after-party at Voodoo Lounge, 39-40 Arran Quay, Dublin 7. If you didn’t attend, you now have the chance to catch up with them.

In fairness with you, due to the rainy weather conditions, I have filmed a lot more the after-party indoor event than the outdoor festival. Nonetheless, you can still check their website www.africaday.ie to see what kind of entertainment and exhibitions were there.

You will find below few pictures I took at the festival and a map showing you all the different activities as well as the line-up schedule.

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Now, please enjoy the only video I took at the outdoor festival event from Benzor hip hop singer in collaboration with No Long Tingz Music Group, at Atilogwu stage:

As for the after-party, I filmed DJs Marv and Spaqz playing various tunes ranging from rn’b, old and new school hip hop, soca, reggae, afrobeat, etc…There are four videos that you can find on my Youtube Channel here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/emelinej1/videos

Finally, please share with us any pictures, videos, impressions of these events! Did you enjoy them? What was the best act(s) to your opinion ?

Burna Boy-Nigerian artist blending Dance-hall, Afrobeat, Rn’B and Hip-Hop styles

I recently came across some tracks of this wonderful artist and decided to share with you a bit more information about him.

Burna Boy is a young artist from Nigeria with a very diverse musical style and sound, that will keep you on your toes. For more details on him, read his biography:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burna_Boy

Here is an example of a song dealing with controversial topics: Won Da Mo song duet with D’Banj’. Any takers to translate the Nigerian chorus lyrics?

http://www.freenaijalyrics.com/lyrics-burna-boy-won-da-mo-ft-dbanj/

You may also like to check the lyrics for the ‘Like to party’ song:

https://genius.com/Burna-boy-like-to-party-lyrics

If you would like to listen to his most recent album, check the link below. My favorites by far are “Say So” and “Na So E Suppose Be”.

http://www.datpiff.com/Burna-Boy–Leaving-An-Impact-For-Eternity-life-mixtape.561425.html

Burna Boy has also sung few duets with other well-known Nigerian artists such as D’Banj, Wande Coal, Waje. Enjoy their beautiful tracks below:

Finally,  if you would like to keep yourself updated on news about this artist, save his website link in your favorites:

http://burnaboy.com/

Are there any other information about him you’d like to share with us?

Nigerian Carnival Ireland in Phoenix Park, Dublin

A nigerian carnival has been organised with most of the activities taking place in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.  One day of music and dance was organised in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Saturday 17th August 2013.

The event was hosted by Angel Michael presenting performing artists and the music was arranged by DJ Ladi.

All the following artists performed at it and I caught up a few of them: Kamil komposer, Lil Breezy, Benzo 247, Jo Reprezenter, Sema Tecino, Young Bross, Tyreed Otano, Danny Moore, Team Riva 9, Maimouna Salif, HU VA, Tejay Tray, Beezy Obalola. There was also an afrobeat dance competition organised with young dancers.

Catch up the event in pictures (4) and videos (7) below!

For more information about the Carnival activities, check their website: http://www.nigeriancarnivalireland.net

M.A.I

M.A.I

Nigerian Carnival Ireland

Nigerian Carnival Ireland

Any of the participants have pictures and/or other videos to share with us ? If so, post the links in the comment box below!