Friday, April 29, 2016

VIDEO: Interview with Industry Icon Doug Morris, CEO Sony Music Entertainment & Founder of VEVO

DougMorris Sony Music

Industry icon, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment and founder of Vevo, the world’s leading premium music video and entertainment platform, Doug Morris shares his insights on the lessons he has learned from his five decade-spinning career. Get inspired by his vision on the music industry and the challenges it is facing so as to get the most out of the business opportunities that it brings about.

Keynote Speaker:
Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment (USA)
Interviewer:  Rupert Younger, Director, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (UK) @rupertyounger

Friday, April 22, 2016

QUANTUM LEAP by Liberia Superstar Esau Owusu Dahnsaw | @dahnsaw84 @jmkpublicist @BLACKLINKS

Actor E Owusu Dahnsaw Special guest at 2016 AFRIMA AWARD in Nigeria
Nollywood/Liberian Actor E Owusu Dahnsaw

What many the world over term as "A Quantum Leap" is exactly what Liberia Superstar Esau Owusu Dahnsaw has taken in the twinkle of an eye. A Quantum leap is a leap of faith in making a daring move or decision when results are not even within your reach.

It is vividly clear and fresh on our minds how well he performed at The Next Movie Star reality television show in Nigeria in 2015 where he made Liberia and Liberians proud by emerging with three awards. He emerged as the show overall 3rd Runner-up, Mr. Game Changer and The Most Photogenic Competitor among 16 contestants drawn from across Africa.

His feat stands him tall above many and sets him apart as the very first Liberian contestant to have ever achieved such huge feat in what many dub The Lion's den. But shortly upon his return to Liberia, he was treated to a rousing welcome by fellow Actor's and Liberian Entertainers as the event was crowned with a special appreciation award from the Artus Frank Studios, which is owned and operated by legendary African Superstar Artus Frank who is also a Liberian by birth.

So the lights are on again as the Liberian wonder man has taken a bold step by moving to Nigeria to expand his budding Acting and Entertainment career in a bid to be a trailblazer, which he already is in Liberia.

The gifted Thespian was, shortly after the Next Movie Star show, nominated in the Best Actor category of The Liberian Entertainment Awards 2016 and his hit movie FREEDOM, also nominated in the Movie of the year category in Silver Spring, Maryland, The United States of America.

Leave no time to wonder as this fine young man has landed in Nigeria and has already acted in his first Nollywood Flick titled SHADES OF GREY, a television series set to hit Africa Magic television anytime soon. Quizzed on why he chose to abandon his comfort in Liberia for Nigeria, he clearly said "I did not abandon any comfort for Nigeria. My quest to Nigeria is to give Nigerian Producers a leadway into the Liberian Entertainment Market."

According to him, "With my presence in any Nigerian movie arriving in Liberia, it will be accepted and taken by storm." In 2011, Dahnsaw was nationally appreciated by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf during her inaugural events. Terming him as a true patriot who has served his country on all fronts, beginning with his time in the Armed Forces of Liberia, the country's national army, President Sirleaf urged him and other entertainers to continue doing their very best to help alleviate unemployment in Liberia through entertainment.

Although many attributed his tall performance in Freedom to his Military orientation, but this is one young man who has already started snatching roles at auditions in Nigeria and making a lasting impression upon Producers, Directors and even fellow Actor's in Nollywood.

Till date, Dahnsaw has acted in over 15 movies in and outside Liberia and is determined to spread his tentacles as he hinted "I envision myself as an Actor for the world stage, not just an African Actor, but an international brand."

View some of Dahnsaw work:

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Liberia Music Contest Winner Official Photoshoot by The Liberian Social Market

The offical winners from the Liberia Music Contest Stunna and A Raw reveals pictures from their official photoshoot with top Liberian Photographer Meskora from The Liberian Social Market. Mesoka capture images of the stars at the former Ducor Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Monrovia, Liberia. The photoshoot was part of the prize package the stars received for the win of the contest. Be on the look out for the official release of the artists hit single "WCW" to be distributed digitally by Africa's leading music distribution company Africori.

One's again thanks to The Liberian Social Market and Meskora for this amazing shoot.

Stunna/ A Raw - Scenic view of Monrovia City from the roof top of Ducor Palace Hotel



Be on the look Stunna ft. A Raw hot new single WCW - Woman Crush Wednesday to released soon.
Listen to Stunna Ft ARaw
Listen to Stunna Ft. Rodzay

For more information on Stunna & A Raw contact 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

VIDEO-- Sierra Leone artist Sugar B Drops hot new single @jmkpublicist

Sierra Leone Music Industry on blast. Artist Sugar B ft. Pat Man hit single  "Shokoro Shakara" is taking Africa by storm.

Listen Here:

SamSeyi Yango - [Arewa Omoge + Saworoide] | @teamsamseyi @BLACKLINKS

ABAYAKI SAMUEL SEYIFUNMI (Known as SamSeyi Yango, born in Cameroun - 14th September, 1991) is a Nigerian based singer and songwriter.
He started his Music Career 2008 and since then he has recorded a good number of songs and has performed both in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
SamSeyi’s music is influenced by different experiences, his surroundings and artistes like [King Sunny Ade, Fela, Wizkid, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and Davido. He’s currently been promoted by the CEO of RB BEEZ GLOBAL INTERGRATED LIMITED “Mr. Bashir Arowoshaye”
His style of music can be classified into Hip pop, Afro Beat & RNB and When you listen to his music you can expect to dance to great beats, fun and well thought of lyrics.
These are his brand new singles, Please download, listen and enjoy



Saturday, April 2, 2016

[Audio + Video]: GBANGUCCI ft Dudu Mayana – Bend Down Low | @gbangucci @BLACKLINKS

Gbenga Samuel Timi (known as Gbangucci) is a Nigerian born, South African based singer and songwriter, who is making Nigerian proud in South Africa and other Countries through his Music.
Has finally released [Audio +Video] of his new single titled “BEND DOWN LOW” which featured Dudu Mayana and was shot Waterklooif, Pretoria, South Africa and directed by South Africa Award Winning Video Director “Ofentse Mwatse
In the season of the Easter Celebration, Gbangucci is releasing the single. Please Watch, listen and download “GBANGUCCI ft ft Dudu Mayana –  Bend Down Low” and here are some of the behind scenes pictures.


Friday, April 1, 2016

Fashion News: Adama Paris Brings Black Fashion Week Back To Paris this November

Adama Paris Fashion Events founded by Senegalese designer Adama Paris in 2002. With 13 years of experience with Dakar Fashion Week and an edition of the Afrika Fashion Awards, Adama Paris and her team launched the Black fashion week in Prague, Paris, Montreal and Bahia. In the very near future be extended to Madrid, New York London, Milan and other major cities worldwide.
The purpose of this event is to create awareness of the black beyond the African borders and to compare different aspects of high fashion in the big cities .

Paris, traditionally recognized as the world capital of fashion, is an important step in the development of the Black Fashion Week.

Happening on Nov 19th-21st, 2015 do have a look at the website for more information

Beyoncé Launches Active Wear Line

Ivy Park | Source: Ivy Park
Ivy Park | Source: Ivy Park
NEW YORK, United States — Beyoncé is launching an active wear line for women next month.
The singer announced the 2016 spring/summer collection Thursday called Ivy Park. It's a collaboration with Sir Philip Green of the retail giant Arcadia Group. The collection will be available April 14.

Beyoncé said in a statement that she lives "in my work out clothes but I didn't feel there was an athletic brand that spoke to me." She said she wants the collection to "inspire women who understand that beauty is more than your physical appearance."

Beyoncé also launched and released a video showing the pop star modelling the new clothes. Her daughter, Blue Ivy, also appears in the video.

The line will be available online and in Topshop stores, Nordstrom, Selfridges and others.

Fashion News: Kering Confirms Hedi Slimane Exit from YSL

Hedi Slimane portrait | Source: Courtesy