Music Week (2)

Asa Concert Review

The Asa concert in London was so much fun! She has a huge presence when she's on stage. It was also quite entertaining having our fellow Naijas there. Several times she had to ask them to allow her sing because they were basically shouting over her voice. It was a pleasant night out. After she had bowed out off the stage with her band, she returned for three more bonus tracks for the rest of us who hung about including Nina Simone's Feeling Good.

Check out a video clip of one of her songs here.

She also pulled a few members of the crowd to come and sing a few lines to her song. Tami was one of them who has a single Mama, released with her brother MC Baba. The song is dedicated to their late mum. Check out Tami's song in the video below:

Visit Asa's myspace and her website

Hip Hop World Award Winners

I never featured the awards as I had so much on the go at the time but there was a lot of publicity for this event. Nomination went on for quite a while and the public could nominate via the
website and then................ the ceremony came. It was held at Planet One, Maryland on the 15th of March, 2008.


While Asa grabbed the awards for Recording of the Year (Bibanke), Album of the Year and Vocal Performance (Female), as well as her Producer, Cobhams Asuquo, emerging the Producer of the Year, 9ice emerged the best in two categories, winning the awards for Vocal Performance (Male) and the HHW Revelation of the Year. Wande Coal, however, won the star prize of the show, a Hyundai Sonata, as the Next Rated artist.

Other winners include, Olu Maintain for Song of the Year, D’banj for artiste of the year, DJ Tee (Stylee) Best music video, Timaya for Best Reggae/Dance hall, Tu face for Best R&B/Pop Album (Grass2Grace), Ruggedy Baba for Best Rap Album, Jimmy Jatt, 2face, Elajoe and Mode9 got the best collabo award for Stylee, M.I got the best rap single award for “Crowd Mentality”

Congrats to Asa, 9ice, Olu Maintan, D'banj, Wande Coal and everyone else.

See photos from the event below:


Yellow Carpet pics:
Stars - 9ice (
website) and (myspace)
- D'banj (
website) and (myspace)
- Wande Coal (
website) and (myspace)
- Olu Maintain (
website) and (myspace)

NAYO at Jazz Cafe

Nayo will be performing as a special guest of Nate James at the legendary Jazz Cafe, Saturday May 31st. You may purchase your tickets on Nayo's website and you CAN WIN TWO TICKETS by viewing the Competitions page on:

Read a review on NAYO in the UK Guardian here

Careers in Africa Recruitment Summit in London - May 23rd, 24th and 25th 2008

The Careers in Africa Recruitment Summits bring together world class business leaders and high calibre African talent from across the world to interview at unique invitation-only events. Career opportunities available range from entry-level graduate programmes to senior management positions and cover a wide variety of functions across all sectors.
Click here to visit the website and apply.


Yessie said...

Mona, since you've tagged this week as "music week" does it mean we get any freebies? **wink wink**

Uzo said...

Music week? Very nice...The Nayo show looks like fun ....wish i could be there...Asa in concert is great....

How have you been?

the hedonistic nigerian said...
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the hedonistic nigerian said...

snap!i missed the Asa concert.pls do you know if she's doing any more in the UK?Go 9ce!!!!!gongo aso!!!

Ms. Catwalq said...

i thought you were putting up the promo...?

starts Monday