Monday, 12 October 2009
Hip-hop group, P-Square, has disclosed plans to participate at this year’s edition of Face Off, which holds on October 24, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Aside being part of the basketball team, the twins have promised to thrill the audience with songs from their latest album, Danger, which is currently enjoying massive airplay on radio and TV stations across the country.
“Because Face Off is a classy and unique show, we will gladly thrill audience with songs from our latest album and also display our improved skills in the game of basketball. The last edition was a thrilling experience for us and other artistes as it revealed our hidden talents in sports especially in basketball.”
The Anambra State natives have since taken time out from their busy schedule to improve their skills in the game. “Just like last year that the artistes won The Islanders on their own game, we will ensure the feat is recorded again in the forthcoming edition.”
Gxploits, Steel for Singapore Reggae Festival
Ahead of the first edition of Singapore Reggae Festival, different artistes from across the continent have been selected to perform at the event scheduled for next month, Bushmen, Pure Vibration, Brick & Lace, Steel, Michael Ross, Steven & The Coconut Treez, Gxploits, Kai-jo Brothers, Jiang Liang, Krazy Kulture, Ras Muhammad and many others have been contacted to thrill fans at the event. Interestingly, Nigeria artistes such as Steel and Gxploits, who recently released their debut albums, have been called to be part of the international gig, which is already generating interest from neighbouring countries that have indicated interest to attend the event. Singapore Reggae Festival is a music fest that will showcase seasoned reggae acts from different parts of the world, including Jamaica, UK, Asia and Africa. The event, originally scheduled for October 17, will now hold on November 28, at Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island. The first-ever Singapore Reggae Festival is a one-day extravaganza with live music concert from 8.pm till 6.am the next morning. Aside from the diverse and talented International reggae artistes lined up, Rita Marley, wife of the legendary Bob Marley, will be the reggae ambassador of the night. She will be doing a tribute performance in unison with the other artistes based on the legendary song, One Love. There will also be a half-hour musical tribute to celebrate the 64th birthday of the late Bob Marley. The show, which would be spiced with talented acts from other genres, is put together by Yes Media and Ferehmo Pte. For sure, the exposure will avail Nigeria’s Gxploits and Steel the opportunity to perform some of the songs on their new albums to reggae fans from across the world. Meanwhile, the organisers of the show, Playcentre, has promised to not only add more flavours to the show, but also go the extra mile to ensure a complete thrilling experience for everyone present. Smirnoff Ice, the premium brand, which sponsored the last edition, has also taken up the sponsorship again with C Pay records, a fast rising record label and Dana airline partnering to ensure the success of the show. Face Off is a celebrity basketball show, which debuted on November 1, 2008 at the Expo Hall of Ocean View in Lagos. The show was a bang as it featured top rated artistes, comedians, actors and actresses, who slugged it out in a basketball match with The Islanders, a Lagos-based professional basketball team. The match was spiced by various performances by the artistes and comedians.