Sunday, 21 April 2013

Industry watchers, artistes hail MTV Africa All Stars Concert

TOP names in the entertainment industry came out en masse to witness a night of fun and excitement as one of the biggest concerts of the year, MTV Africa All Stars, was staged.
The concert, which took place on Saturday, April 13th at the Marquee of the Federal Palace Hotel, had pulsating performances from acts such as 2face, Davido, Ice Prince and special guest artiste, South Africa’s Professor.
The high point of the night was 2face’s performance which took guests down memory lane with heart-lifting performances from his former music group, Plantaishun Boiz, as well as monster hits from his bestselling albums.

“I’m extremely glad to be a part of this initiative. The MTV All Stars tour is a great platform for the Nigerian entertainment industry to showcase our incredible talent and potential,” 2face said after the show.
Speaking at an exclusive press conference, which held before the show, Ice Prince also noted that, “The MTV Africa All Stars concert is definitely going down as a historic event and I’m grateful to be a part of it.”
South African star, Professor, expressed his delight at being in Nigeria and thanked MTV for the opportunity, “I’m happy to be in Nigeria for the MTV All Stars concert. This is my first visit to Nigeria and I’m grateful to MTV for this huge opportunity to meet and perform with some of the biggest names in the Nigerian music industry.”
Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, noted that “The MTV Africa All Stars Tour is our way of bringing together a range of diverse platforms through which music fans can connect with and experience the extraordinary talent, variety and craftsmanship of the continent’s most exciting contemporary musicians.”
The MTV Africa All Stars concert, which was hosted by MTV Base VJ, Ehiz and Beat FM OAP, Maria, had guests dancing to an exciting blend of Nigerian songs from top DJ’s, DJ Jimmy Jatt and DJ Caise.
Notable faces at the concert included Dolapo Bamgboye (MTN Event and Sponsorship manager), Michael Ugwu (Iroko Partners), Tosyn Bucknor, Mannie, Aje Butter, Ebuka Obi Uchendu, Karen Igho, Lynxxx, Denrele, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi, Mo’ Eazy and Zaina.
Others include Yvonne Vixen Ekwere, DJ Xclusive, Ketchup, Gbenro Ajibade, Beverly Naya, Nedu, Steel, among many others.
The MTV Africa All Stars tour final stop will be at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, People’s Park, Durban, South Africa on May 18, 2013 and will be headlined by entertainment icon and multi-platinum artiste, Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Dogg.

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