Blog October 27, 2016
One Africa Music Fest, Houston Edition: Photo Essay
Houston, Texas has one of the largest populations of Nigerians in the United States, which makes it the perfect city for the second show in the One Africa Music Fest concert brand. The first show kicked off in July at the Barclays Center with a stellar line up of some of the hottest Afrobeats stars. The Oct. 22 Houston sequel presented by Paul Okoye’s Upfront & Personal did not disappoint, with some of the same Naija pop stars that were at the Barclays Center like Flavour and Banky W at the Toyota Center in Houston. Also in attendance was a solid Nigerian cohort: 2Face Idiba, D'banj, J. Martins, Harrysong, Olamide, Kcee, P Square, Reekado Banks, Skales, Tekno, Seyi Shay and Vector tha Viper. Aside from Nigerian artists, also performing was singer/songwriter Efya representing Ghana, Cabo Snoop of Angola, Vanessa Mdee of Tanzania, American r&b singer Sisqo, and Houston-based rapper Lil' Keke. The One Africa Music Fest is turning into a winning formula, giving Afrobeats music lovers in the United States a one-stop, expertly curated show of all their favorite artists. We can't imagine such a successful series would stop here, and can't wait to see where it will go next! Please enjoy photos of the show by Atane Ofiaja. [caption id="attachment_32361" align="aligncenter" width="640"]2face-idibia 2Face Idiba[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32362" align="aligncenter" width="640"]banky-w Banky W[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32363" align="aligncenter" width="640"]cabo-snoop Cabo Snoop of Angola performs at One Africa Music Fest.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32364" align="aligncenter" width="640"]dbanj D'banj[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32365" align="aligncenter" width="640"]efya-1 Ghanaian singer, Efya performs at One Africa Music Fest[/caption] efya-2 [caption id="attachment_32367" align="aligncenter" width="640"]flavour Nigerian artist Flavour charmed the ladies with his performance of the hit song "Nwa Baby."[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32368" align="aligncenter" width="640"]j-martins J. Martins[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32369" align="aligncenter" width="640"]kcee Kcee[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32370" align="aligncenter" width="640"]olamide Olamide[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32372" align="aligncenter" width="640"]p-square-2 P-Square[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32373" align="aligncenter" width="640"]p-square P-Square[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32374" align="aligncenter" width="640"]reekado-banks Reekado Banks[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32375" align="aligncenter" width="640"]skales Skales[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32376" align="aligncenter" width="640"]tekno Tekno[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32377" align="aligncenter" width="640"]vector-tha-viper-2 Vector tha Viper[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32378" align="aligncenter" width="640"]vector-tha-viper Vector tha Viper[/caption]