Nigeria is about to witness the biggest concert of the year as two of the biggest names in Nigerian music share a stage live in concert.
Scoale Entertainment in conjunction with Too Much Music, present Femi Kuti and 2face Idibia in the “2 Kings Concert”. The prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites will play host to this event on the 25th of August 2013.
Femi Kuti (born Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti) is the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti. He plays the saxophone, trumpet and keyboards. He started out his career in music as a member of his father’s band and then went on to create his own band Positive Force in the late 1980s. His international career began in 1988 when he was invited by the French Cultural Centre in Lagos and Christian Mousset to perform at the Festival d'Angoulême (France), the New Morning Club in Paris and Moers Festival in Germany.
Like his father, Femi has shown a strong commitment to social and political causes throughout his career. His songs have been sampled by different international artistes while featuring international acts in his work like in 2001, where he collaborated on his album “Fight to Win” with a number of U.S. musicians, including Common, Mos Def, and Jaguar Wright.
In addition to several award for musical excellence, Femi Kuti has been nominated for a Grammy award three times in the world music category in 2003, 2010 and 2012.
2face Idibia (born Innocent Ujah Idibia) is one of the most successful hip pop artists in Nigeria, while consistently ranked as one the best Nigerian musicians of all-time, 2face has received five Headies Awards, four Channel O Music Awards, one BET Award, MTV Europe Music Award, MTV Africa Music Award for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. He was a member of the defunct Plantashun Boys, whose disbandment saw the release of Idibia's debut album Face 2 face (2004), which established him as a viable solo artist.
Following the release of his debut album in 2004, he has had three more, which recorded resounding successes upon their release going on to consolidate his position in Nigerian and African music.
Scoale Entertainment stages the concert in conjunction with Too Much Music, to launch “Music Against Hunger”. The MAH project will create a volunteer platform for music Icons to encourage every youth to pursue personal excellence and use their capacities for the sake of others by promoting a life of service dedicated to creating a hunger free nation with harmony in all aspects of life.
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Scott Oritsejemineyin Igbene