Or so they say. This weekend, Dazed flew out to Lagos, Nigeria for the third annual MTV Africa Music.
Awards and spent a few days and some late nights meeting rap, R&B and kuduro superstars from across Africa: names like Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Daddy Owen, Cabo Snoop and Radio & Weasel, from Angola to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, all huge stars in their own countries, selling truckloads of records despite rampant piracy and a rickety music industry. These guys are kind of the Jay Zs and Snoops of Africa, basically.
HAPPY 2016 to all!!! We are delighted to be back on Australian soil and rehearsing together again ... feels like home.
So now that the newly weds have arrived back, we have in the band, the O'Neills, the Neils and the McManus's. What great musical stock.
We promised an exciting announcement re a Saoirse Tour for 2016 and we're over the moon to advise we'll be heading overseas to perform in July and August in both Brittany and in Ireland. More info and tour dates to follow ...
Last gig for the year coming up in November as two fifths of the band are heading back to the Ould Country to tie the knot.
For what's happening next year, check out our Upcoming gigs.