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.
Oh My God! What a fantastic gig to finish the year on!
Full house last night at the Hampton RSL ... let's do it all again next year.
Thanks to Christine Ayres School of Dancing for sending along Shannon, Cameron, Katie, and Elisabeth. Was great to do a proper four hand reel ...
Stay tuned for exciting announcement for Saoirse Tour 2016. The band are in the process of recording, yes it is coming :-) And upon Síle and Damien's return from Ireland, that will be our priority, we promise!!!
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.