Afro Inspired Music

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PastoriPike (oikealta nimeltään Pierlin Mpaka Makumbu, on suomalainen rap-artisti. Pike tuli tunnetuksi kristillisen PSRT (ent. Pastorit) -rapyhtyeen kautta.

Pike aloitti räppäämisen ystäviensä Joonatan Palmin  ja Prinssi Jusufin kanssa kristillisessä PSRT -rapyhtyeessä. Pastorit aloitti toimintansa vuonna 2009 ja julkaisi Soundbite Records -levy-yhtiön kautta kuuden vuoden aikana kolme albumia: PASTORIT EP (2011), On Tules (2012) ja Vuorten Läpi (2014). Tammikuussa 2016 Pastorit siirtyivät tauolle. Tällä hetkellä Pike, Joonatan ja Jusuf ovat keskittyneet omiin soolouriinsa. Pastorit ovat tehneet yhteistyötä suomalaisten rap-artistien, muun muassa Mikael Gabrielin ja Mustan Barbaarin kanssa. Pastorit ovat tulleet kolmannelle sijalle gospelmusiikin SM-kilpailuissa. PastoriPike on tunnettu räjähtävänä ja karismaattisena live-esiintyjänä, ja hän onkin kiertänyt viime aikoina isoja keikka- ja festarilavoja yhdessä muun muassa Mikael Gabrielin kanssa.

Pike julkaisi ensimmäisen sinkkunsa BULIFLEIM 9. marraskuuta 2016, singlellä esiintyy myös VilleGalle. Toisen singlensä Musta Vyö hän julkaisi 31. maaliskuuta2017. 17. toukokuuta 2017 Pike julkaisi levynsä AITO G, levyllä esiintyy muunmuassa Gracias, Mikael Gabriel sekä Musta Barbaari

Pikellä on oma Hullutyyli”-vaatemallisto, johon kuuluu hänen suunnittelemiaan huppareita sekä t-paitoja. Pikellä on nykyisestä avioliitostaan kaksi lasta.

 

 

Ahmed Kakoyi

Ahmed Kakoyi

Known by his stage name ‘Mad Ice’ is a dynamic, well versed, self-taught singer-songwriter who crosses all genres with his music. An acclaimed musician in the African continent, he rose to fame with his debut studio album and title single Baby gal which topped the charts throughout 2003-2004 on radio stations in East Africa. In 2005, his new single Wange also debuted at number one in the region. In the same year, Mad Ice signed a record deal with a Finnish label and moved to Helsinki where he is now based. A great performer, Mad Ice performs at international venues and stages around the world. Singing in Swahili, Luganda and English, Mad Ice’s soulful voice always captures the attention of audiences whether he is on a Pop, Jazz or World stage. Born in 1980 in Masaka, Uganda, Mad Ice started his career in 1998 as a young Mc on various mobile sound systems. Influenced mostly by mid 90s Caribbean sounds of Chaka Demus & pliers as well as, Shaggy, and later by Seal, Lokua Kanza, and Oliver Mtukudzi. Mad Ice’s music has developed to a distinctive fusion of Pop, Soul, and African melodies.

 

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Caleb Chisom Nwagu (born 7th July 1990), popularly known as Calebin is a multiple Award winning Europe based Nigerian artist, record producer, singer-composer, musician.
Calebin was born in Owerri where his parents resided. He moved to Enugu State where he graduated from Shalom Academy International, Enugu. He always had a flair for
music, singing and playing the piano since the age of 8. He developed passion for the bass
and lead guitar at the age of 10. He went on to study Business Management at Lagos State
University. He later moved to Finland in 2013 where he further built his musical knowledge by studying Music Technology
Awards
Best Artist of the Year 2016 
Best Collaboration of the Year 2016
African Diaspora Merits Awards (ADMA).

Best Artist of the Year 2016 Afrobeats Music Awards (ABMA).

 

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Alfred Coffie Tetteh Junior 

Known by his stage name BlaqboyJnr, is a Ghanaian hip hop and Afrobeat’s recording artiste with immense love for music and performing arts. He has affiliation to D. Cryme’s Twi Pop Records, Ghana.

He comes from a culture where music, performing arts and dance is a way of life so He loves to spread the positive vibe and energy through smiles, dance, music and great entertainment.

He has shared stage with the big names in the West African music industry with the likes of Sarkodie, Davido, Patoranking, D. Cryme, Yaa Pono, Opanka, Stay J, R2Bees, Guru, E. L and a handful of upcoming acts.

He has performed in the United States, on several stages in Finland and delivers every single time. In Espoo, Helsinki, Vaasa, Seinajoki and Tampere.

He moved to Finland in 2015 to further his studies but did not let that slow him down on his passion for music. He caught the eye of most Africans and later the Europeans developed love for him for his eloquence, skill, delivery and flow. He has been Performing for teenagers, the youth and Adults at various event gatherings; Anything to create a vibrant environment.

He believes in making the best out of every situation, since music and dance is part of his personality, he shares that light to entertain everyone within his reach.

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