Sunday, January 01, 2017

Femi Kuti, Omawumi, Other Music Stars for Glo-CAF Awards
By Orkula Shaagee @shagcy
Nigeria Daily Trust
Jan 2 2017 3:59AM

It will be fun all the way at the 2016 Glo-CAF Awards gala holding in Abuja, Nigeria, on 5th January, 2017 as top music acts from different parts of African continent have been lined up to entertain guests, VIPs and members of the football community.

Touted as the Oscars of African Football, the annual event celebrates the continent’s finest football stars and administrators. It attracts the biggest names in football world, as well as other spheres of life, such as business, politics and entertainmentProminent on the list is afro beat musician and son of late Fela-Anikulapo Kuti, Femi Kuti. Others are Nigerian recording artist, dancer, songwriter, and performer, Chinedu Okoli, popularly called Flavour N’abania, Diamond Platinumz, a Bongo Flava recording artist and singer from Tanzania and one of Nigeria’s most prominent female singers, Omawumi.  Also listed are South African chart busting electric soul singers, Muffinz,  Sessime, a songwriter, performer and singer, generally regarded as the new star of afropoprock in Benin Republic, and Nigeria’s Afro-pop singer, Yemi Alade.

Femi Kuti who started his own Positive Force band in 1986 is renowned for a percussive blend of jazz and funk to his music. He has established himself as a true afrobeat legend with his own unique style. One of his most explosive track is beng, beng, beng.

Diamond is best known for his hit song “Number One” which kept him on top of the chart for a long period. He is very influential among his fans, and is said to be the most loved and decorated Tanzanian artist at the moment. Apart from being the highest selling Tanzanian artist of ringtones by mobile phone companies from 2013 to date, he is also one of the artists earning the highest income in the African Great Lakes region’s music industry.

Flavour, the prolific Nigerian recording artist, dancer, songwriter, and performer will also add colour to the night. He is known across Africa and the rest of the world for his massive club banger, “Nwa Baby”.  He is expected to enliven the hall with his scintillating dance steps and flawless delivery.

Sessime (Bidossesi Christelle Guedou) is a leading musician from Benin Republic and has to her credit many albums including “Wazakoua “meaning save the children. The album received biggest musical awards including Benin Golden Awards, SICA, Benin Top 10 Trophies, Hokan and others. She will, no doubt, delight the crowd with her free flowing songs and the electrifying dance steps of her dancers.

Also billed to perform at the event is Nigerian singing sensation and Glo Ambassador Omawumi.


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