On Saturday, February 4 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, the AfroZons will host a celebration party at the Habor House in Downtown Los Angeles in honor of African GRAMMY nominees Rocky Dawuni, Tobe Nwigwe, Eddy Kenzo, Nomcebo Zikode, Angelique Kidjo, and more.
AfroZons is the first radio program dedicated to Afrobeat music to air on a major US FM network. It has turned into a weekly, nationally syndicated show of afro-transnational cultural trends, current conversations, and music, with occasional ventures into urban fusion sounds from the West.
Nigerian-born, United States-based rapper Tobe Nwigwe and Ghanaian musician/activist Rocky Dawuni were guests of Afrozons founder Sheila O in Lagos, Nigeria, for the kickoff of the Afrozons Pre-Grammy Celebration. Actor and musician Nwigwe is up for “Best New Artist,” while Dawuni’s “Neva Bow Down” with Blvk H3ro of Jamaica is up for “Best Global Music Performance.”
Last year at the 64th edition of the Grammy Awards, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tems, Femi Kuti, Made Kuti, Angelique Kidjo, Rocky Dawuni, and Black Coffee were the African nominees.
Rocky Dawuni, who is nominated for his third Grammy Award, is a well-known activist who has advocated for the positive social and environmental change for quite some time and who is now, among other titles, the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment in Africa.
GRAMMY Nominee Tobe Nwigwe is a Nigerian-American musician who was nominated for the Grammy for “Best New Artist” after the release of his seventh studio album, titled MoMINTS. “To be nominated in such a competitive field as an independent artist is humbling and awe-inspiring all at once. Honestly, I was taken aback, but in a nice way. “Just being in this situation brings us immense joy,” he said.
Eddy Kenzo, a Ugandan who was nominated for a Grammy, has one of the most popular tracks on this compilation.
The Los Angeles concert on February 4th is sponsored by Ayeya, Star Beer, Black Music Collective, and Afro Funke’ and will feature performances by Burna Boy, Eddy Kenzo, and many more GRAMMY nominees.
Source – Tru News Report