Wizkid Concert Postponed till further Notice

We at AfropolitanSF regret to announce that the Wizkid concert slated for September 9th, 2017 has been canceled. Unfortunately, Wizkid is ill and has to cancel the rest of his tour dates. Wizkid was scheduled to perform in Chicago, Made in America Philly, Los Angeles, New York, Houston & Oakland on Sat. Sept. 9th. A new date for his Oakland tour will be announced soon.

We want to remind our family, those of you who have supported AfropolitanSF since it’s inception that we PRIDE ourselves in delivering an experience at EVERY event we host. We value your relationship and only work towards improving the quality of events delivered to you.

We appreciate your patience and continued support.

For any further inquiries.
Contact: afropolitansf@gmail.com . Thank you.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: One of Afrobeats greatest stars Wizkid to perform in the Bay Area for the first time

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 11, 2017)–Afropolitan SF, a Bay Area lifestyle and entertainment company, announced today that one of Afrobeats greatest stars Wizkid will perform in the Bay Area for the first time.

 

Afrobeats is a contemporary fusion of primarily Nigerian indigenous music genres such as high life, fuji, and apala with Caribbean and western sounds such as hip-hop, dancehall reggae, and electronic dance music. Afrobeat, its predecessor, was made popular by the late music icon Fela.

Already a phenomenon across Africa and fast gaining global notoriety Wizkid began his career at age 11 and was known as Lil’ Prinz. In 2001, he recorded his first single with ‘Glorius Five,’ a band he co-founded with friends from church. In 2006, he changed his name to ‘Wizkid’ and by 2009 inked a record deal with one of Nigeria’s record companies, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME). In 2011, under EME, Wizkid released his first studio album titled ‘Superstar.’ Superstar immediately won him the affection and recognition of fans across the continent. His international breakthrough, however, came with his 2014 release of his hit single titled ‘Ojuelegba’ off his sophomore album ‘Ayo.’ The record was so impactful it caught the attention of Drake who did a remix with U.K. grime artist Skepta, helping to propel Wizkid onto the global music scene. Following the success of ‘Ojuelegba,’ in 2016, Wizkid appeared on Drake’s global chart-topping hit single ‘One Dance’ as a featured artist and co-writer. In March 2017, he inked a major deal with RCA and Sony International. Wizkid has just released his third studio album, Sounds from the Other Side, through Sony/RCA, which is already making waves globally.

“For many Africans in the diaspora, there can often be a disconnect when exploring the latest happenings with our biggest exports in music, art, and film,” said organizers of Afropolitan SF in explaining the impact of having the Afrobeats star perform in the Bay Area for the first time.

“Wizkid’s performance in the Bay Area serves as a bridge; for many who have not had the privilege of returning home to connect to their roots and those who consistently seek out avenues to remain connected to the African culture. It is also a great opportunity to invite the rest of the world, to experience the beauty in all things authentically and unapologetically African, on a first-hand basis,”added the organizers.

Wizkid will perform on September 9th at the Afrobeats Alley located at Level 13 on 341 13th Street in Oakland, California. This once in a lifetime event will include authentic Afrobeats dancers, and face painting, among other planned activities. Showtime is 3 pm and tickets are $40-$100, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wizkid-live-in-the-bay-tickets-36324148506.

For more information visit www.afropolitansf.com or email Afropolitansf@gmail.com. Follow @AfropolitanSF on Instagram and Twitter. Official hashtag is #AfropolitanSFWizkidBayArea. 

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About Afropolitan SF
Afropolitan SF was birthed in 2010 as a result of the desire to unify people in the diaspora with their peers from other cultures in response to an alarming lack of diversity and cultural unity within the nightlife, leisure, and entertainment industries locally and nationally. Within its short history, the lifestyle and entertainment brand has quickly become associated with brands that promote mobility, access and social elevation. Afropolitan SF aims to elevate and expand its circle and create an atmosphere where people with progressive interests can share a unique identity with peers who have aligning and collaborative motives; socially, culturally and professionally.

Joy Ikedinma Fakhoury: Mother, Entrepreneur & Traveler

This week’s Afropolitan Spotlight focuses on a bright and remarkable lady.

Joi Ikedinma Fakhoury is a wife, mom, fashion lover, traveler, an entrepreneur, a service oriented humanitarian and a young leader.

The New York-based Nigerian fashion lover, entrepreneur, mom, and wife, is a service oriented humanitarian and a young leader with a passion for displaying the richness and cultural ethnic values within the Nigerian community in New York.

Founder and Director of Miss Nigeria USA pageant, Joy Fakhoury, has also launched a new fashion and lifestyle blog called “The Casual Chic Style” where she will be blogging about her daily fashion and lifestyle as well as places she has been to

Fakhoury is also the founder of MNUSA CARES, a multi-dimensional initiative designed to connect Nigerians to the power of service through volunteerism and community engagement locally, nationally, and globally.

Mr. Eazi Talk at Google. Hosted by Afropolitan SF & Africans at Google

 

Mr. Eazi: “The Meteoric Rise of Afrobeats” | Talks at Google

Mr. Eazi, the Nigerian-born, Ghanaian-raised, international recording artist that took the music world by storm with his megahit single Skin tight visited Google for an interactive Q&A session. While on his 2017 US tour, Mr. Eazi stopped by Google to talk about his transition from aerospace engineer to international superstar and highlight how independent African artists are creatively using technology to export their unique sound to the world.

Mr. Eazi, the Nigerian-born, Ghanaian-raised, international recording artist that took the music world by storm with his megahit single Skin tight visited Google for an interactive Q&A session.

While on his 2017 US tour hosted by Afropolitan SF, Mr. Eazi stopped by Google to talk
about his transition from aerospace engineer to international superstar and highlight how independent African artists are creatively using technology to export their unique sound to the world.

His latest mixtape Life is Eazi: Accra to Lagos is available here: https://goo.gl/Uysq24.

Mr EAZI , real name Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade is Nigerian-born but spent his youthful and formative years in Ghana. Now he shuttles between Ghana and Nigeria for

music and personal business. He is an afro-beat artist with a unique soulful tone, laid back delivery mixed with catchy hooks on Afro mid tempo beats. His unique style has earned him his place in the music circles, propelled afro-beat music to the top of the charts and gained him global recognition.