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Female musicians warm up for Girlpower

By Jemi Ekunkunbor
Two years after Girlpower un-leashed made its debut in Lagos, the all female artists concert is back with new
and established artists warming up for the second edition billed to kick off later this month in Lagos.

Among the line up of artists are Ashionye, a former member of the defunct Emete group, rap artist dubbed “the hip hop Princess, Mo’ Cheddah, gospel artist and double nominee Kora Awards, Bukky Laoye and actress/ singer BB.

Unlike the first edition that was hosted only in Lagos, this year’s concert titled, “What a Feeling” will tour three major cities, Lagos, Ibadan and Benin between August and September.

Female-musicians

Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, initiator of the Tetmosol sponsored event, Ashionye said the idea of the Girlpower concert is to empower women from all walks of life though music.

She pointed out that in a male dominated music industry, women are confronted with all kinds of challenges that it became imperative to do something not only to promote the women but also to get the upcoming musicians known.

“I am very passionate about women empowerment and Girlpower is our own way of saying let’s empower the Nigerian female musician because if you look around, the male musicians have dominated.”


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