Thursday, 28 October 2010
TRACKING AMANI IN CHICAGO
Kenya’s own superstar Amani is now in Chicago, she left the country over the weekend to join the other members of the Pan-African super group ONE8, a group set to revolutionize music in Africa. The One8 project is a coming-together of some of African best musical talent.
Amani is one of the artistes chosen for the super group along with Nigeria’s talented superstar TuFace Idibia, Ugandan hip hop artist Navio, Zambia’s biggest super star JK, Tanzanian heartthrob Ali Kiba, Ghanaian trio 4x4, Gabonese duo Movaizhaleine and DRC’s hot sensation Fally Ipupa.
The power and excitement around this collective of African stars is so big that ONE8 will be not only be joined by one of the biggest global megastars and icons in music for its first single and video, about to be recorded in Chicago, USA, but this superstar, who’s played a crucial role in defining R&B and Hip-Hop as we know it, will produce the song and video together with some of the biggest names in music and music video production in the world today. It is taking centre stage on this project and working hand-in-hand and as equals with the Chicago based international megastar and his team who are very excited to be working with such amazing talent.
As these artists record the song and video in the USA, millions of fans will experience this music revolution and historic journey as it happens. They will also experience their favorite stars up close and personal and roam where no fan has roamed before with digital ALL ACCESS PASSES delivered personally by these superstars to their fans. They will be connected with them around the clock through the website, mobile site or mobisite, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and live webcasts on location. The collaboration on the single and video will also shatter the typical mode of Africa / Western projects. The all star group is taking the best music from Africa to the global stage, connecting millions of fans through the universal language of music. All the artists are working together to create a song that is truly Pan-African. The group will also shoot a video in Chicago which will be released globally with the first single in November, alongside a full album and DVD soon after.
This all star group ONE8 is produced and managed by the first major pan-African record label and 360 music company, ROCKSTAR4000 within the family of the world’s number 1 recording company Sony Music. ONE8 is destined for greatness, shattering perceptions about African music as it builds networks and excitement across the pan-African music landscape and across the world.ONE8 is the ultimate music force that will single-handedly change the face of the African music industry.