The UK Summer Festival season are set to receive a Afrobeat invasion this summer, with Choice FM’s DB Abrantee hosting and presenting a landmark event at one of the capital’s most celebrated historic buildings Somerset House, The Strand, London for the first time ever ! This event represents a significant shift in Afrobeat’s steady invasion of the mainstream music scene and in relation to this, the event will will showcase a host of Afrobeat heavyweights including Nigerian pioneer / superstar Olu Maintain, Angola’s Cabo Snoop, Ghana hit maker
Atumpan, Nigerian/UK’s hottest female on the Afrobeats scene May7ven and the most sought after new kids on the block, Vibe Squad. With faces both familiar and new, this is definitely set to be an energetic concert.
The showcase on the 14 July 2012 is part of a series including the likes of US Soul sensation Jill Scott and rising UK singer/RINSE FM favourite Katy B, further proving how far Afrobeats has skyrocketed in such a short space of time.
Tickets are available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.somersethouse.org.uk and are £25 + booking fee
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However, this isn’t all DJ Abrantee has in store for you this Summer! Set to raise up the heat a little further, he hosts D’Banj Live in London @ HMV Apollo!!!
To round off the summer of Afrobeats, on 27th August 2012, DJ Abrantee will host the ‘Oliver Twist’ superstar and UK Top 10 Artist D’Banj. Having signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D label following a fierce bidding war, Nigerian
Afrobeat sensation D’banj will be joined by the Biggest rising stars in music (hot properties) from Nigerian and Ghana. The line up consisting of Super talent, Davido,who is arguable the most demanded artist in Nigeria at present, Queen of Afrobeats May7ven who hit “TEN TEN” has taken over the airwaves and clubs worldwide and Vibe Squad who are one of the hottest commodities in the UK Afrobeats scene.
DJ Abrantee himself, has carved out a fruitful career for himself hosting and promoting some of the most exciting shows over the past 12 months on the UK Shores, His Sold out Club tours, Radio Show and produced one of the best and most hyped Afrobeat Mixtape in 2011. Already a household name within the Afrobeat scene, this show is sure to push him out further into the mainstream. These are sure to be the hottest Afrobeat shows this Summer, so be show to get your tickets asap- I know we will be!
Get to know the Afrobeat connoisseur with his MOBO TV Interview here!