Wednesday, 10 April 2013
DJ JIMMY JATT, DJ CAISE, DJ SOSE JOIN 2FACE, DAVIDO, ICEPRINCE AND PROFESSOR FOR MTV AFRICA ALL STARS CONCERT
Some of Nigeria’s favorite DJs, DJ Jimmy Jatt (@djjimmyjatt), DJ Caise (@DjCaise) and DJ Sose (@DjSose) have been added to the bill for MTV Africa All Stars – Lagos, the ultimate urban music tour hitting Lagos on April 13, 2013.
The hot trio of Naija DJs join 2face (@2faceidibia), Davido (@iam_Davido), Ice Prince (@Iceprincezamani), and Professor (@professorkalawa) at the all-star gig which will hold at The Marquee, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
“MTV Africa All Stars” - brought to you by The KwaZulu-Natal Province is part of the sensational new pan-African music and youth empowerment campaign that salutes the star quality and widespread appeal of contemporary African musicians while providing exposure to the continent’s hottest musical innovators and pacesetters. Hosted jointly by MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and the KwaZulu-Natal Province, MTV Africa All Stars also aims to raise the international profile of KwaZulu-Natal as a premier destination for tourism and economic development.
MTV Africa All Stars – Lagos takes place at the Federal Palace Hotel, 6-8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Lagos on Saturday 13 April. Doors open at 20:00 WAT. A limited number of tickets are available in advance at www.afritickets.com, priced N5,000.
To find out more about the MTV Africa All Stars, please go to www.mtvbase.com, join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow us on Twitter @MTVBaseAfrica, using the hashtag #AfricaAllStars. The Beat 99.9FM, Naija 102.7FM and Rhythm 93.7 are the official media partners to MTV Africa All Stars.
The MTV Africa All Stars tour kicked off in Durban, South Africa on 28 March 2013, before moving on to Nairobi, Kenya on 5 April 2013. The tour will culminate in an out-of -this-world MTV Africa All Stars concert in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on Saturday 18 May 2013, headlined by entertainment icon and multi-platinum artist Snoop Lion (@SnoopLion), aka Snoop Dogg. The “Reincarnated” rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, actor and reality star will perform alongside the most popular contemporary artists from across the African continent at Moses Mabhida Stadium, People’s Park, Durban. The concert will subsequently broadcast around the world as part of MTV’s acclaimed World Stage franchise on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV’s global TV network.
Speaking on behalf of MTV Base, Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa commented, “We are delighted to partner with KwaZulu-Natal to bring the MTV Africa All Stars concept to Africa and the world. MTV Africa All Stars will further establish KwaZulu-Natal as a world class destination for culture, music and business. Through engaging live events, television specials and digital activations, MTV Africa All Stars offers 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.”
Commenting, Desmond Golding, Head of Department of Economic Development and Tourism, KwaZulu-Natal Province says, “We are delighted to partner with MTV Base on this exciting and multi-faceted partnership that will focus the world’s attention on KwaZulu-Natal, and underline our reputation as one of the region's key economic and tourism hubs. As an important part of our 'Vision 2030", the All Stars campaign will allow us to achieve our goal of positioning KwaZulu-Natal as a gateway to South Africa and the rest of the continent, while building our profile as a centre for trade, commerce and investment.”