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CANADA: Sonia Aimy, Toronto-based singer-actress, leads AWA team on home tour

*To perform and stage panels and workshops in Lagos and Abuja

KoNigeria is an amazing country full of wonderful people who are committed to their dreamsThe AWA 2023 Nigeria tour is an opportunity to entertain and interact with the Nigerian people; to share a music genre whose roots are firmly established in Nigerian soil…

Sonia Aimy, Founder/CEO of African Women Acting.

Performing in Lagos and Abuja is a dream come true. It’s a lifetime opportunity bringing back home the music genre that is rocking the music scenes across the globe to its people whose pulse and energy are felt in the lyrics. I can’t wait to share the Canadian version of Afrobeats with Nigerians. 

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PRECOCIOUS Nigerian-Canadian multi-talented-skilled artiste, Sonia Aimy, is currently home from her base in Ontario, Canada on a cultural exchange tour of Nigeria.

Born in Benin, Edo State to the famous Aimiuwu family, the singer, actress, art activist, and culture advocate, is leading a three-man team of Ontario-based not-for-profit organisation, African Women Acting, AWA, to firm up a link to the mother continent.

To kick off the tour properly, the team will be appearing on a Radio programme today, Sunday, November 3 on diaspora-audience focussed www.spiritofnigeriaradio.com, anchored by A-list media personality, Toye Arulogun.

In her entourage are: Jbwai, an Afro-Canadian Afrobeats singer, born in Cameroon, but also based in Ontario, and Suzan Heaten, the Jamaican-Canadian Artists Manager and Booking Agent for the AWA from Niagara Falls. Also on the tour is Rene Tabenyang, from Cameroon but Canada-based.

Scheduled for Nigeria’s two major capital cities, the Lagos events will kick off on Thursday, December 7 at the iconic Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Island.  Time is 6 pm prompt. The Abuja show is billed for December 9 at the Mambaah Bistro, 52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2. Call time is 6 p.m.

After Abuja, the team will return to Lagos for other engagements:

  • Monday, December 11; 12 noon: an interactive workshop and music concert with the students and staff members of the Department of Theatre Arts and Music, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo Campus.
  • December 17: Featuring as part of a showcase tagged, “A Festival of Sweet Melodies” , hosted by Jmetz eq band.

“Nigeria is an amazing country full of wonderful people who are committed to their dreams,” said Sonia Aimy, whose successful decades-old career in the arts has seen her traverse Europe and North America. She is the founder/CEO of African Women Acting.

“The AWA 2023 Nigeria tour is an opportunity to entertain and interact with the Nigerian people; to share a music genre whose roots are firmly established in the Nigerian soil,” Sonia Aimy continued.

“Our performances at the various cities will enable us to bring Canadian talents to Nigeria and give room for a cultural exchange programme in subsequent years. Nigeria is the Mecca of Afrobeats. I think any artiste who wants to explore the medium is indebted to visit the motherland”, she added.

For Jbwai (born Michael Baiye): “Performing in Lagos and Abuja is a dream come true. It’s a lifetime opportunity to bring back home the music genre that is rocking the music scenes across the globe to its people whose pulse and energy are felt in the lyrics. I can’t wait to share the Canadian version of Afrobeats with Nigerians. I can’t wait to hit the stage in Lagos and Abuja. Nigeria is home to me!”

AWA is a pan-African not-for-profit organisation promoting women’s issues, developing, empowering, and mentoring artists through cultural initiatives. The NGO also intends to increase the public understanding and appreciation of African traditional and contemporary arts through artistic production i.e. music, theatre, spoken word, digital media art, visual arts, and AWA festival held annually at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Their priority is focused on Afro-Canadians, but they also collaborate with other ethnic groups and counterparts.

In partnership with Showbuzz Media, Culture Advocate Caucus, ActionAid International, Freedom Park, Mambaah Bistro, and Victor Olopha Studios, to mention but a few, the music concerts in two Nigerian cities are targeted at music lovers and aficionados who appreciate and enjoy quality music. It is an opportunity to enjoy Afrobeats with some foreign sparks. The general public is hereby invited!

 

 

 

 

 

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