Just last Saturday 23rd September 2017 at the prestigious Roundhouse in
Camden, Nigerian born Ghanaian raised Afrobeats sensation Mr Eazi held his
inaugural Culture Festival. Mr Eazi transformed the venue known for hosting
the likes of Kanye West, Justin Bieber, the iTunes Festival and more, into the
ultimate African experience.
The afrobeats sensation curated an evening that celebrated all corners of the
motherland, taking the audience on a journey to their music, food, dance and
art. The evening, hosted by Eddie Kadi, saw artists, DJs, musicians,
designers, dancers and the scene uniting to showcase the beauty of Africa.
African dance, fashion and art was high on the agenda with a unique live
concept ‘Essence by OVIE’ piece on black female empowerment, blending
art, fashion, music and theatre. Paying homage to designers (Chelsea Bravo,
Drifters LDN, Gravalot, Mazura Studios and Mojo Kojo).
Mr Eazi’s personal stylist “Mariam” curated a fashion show fusing traditional
African print with western designs. DJs from across Africa sound-tracked the
event; DJ Maphorisa showcases the southern African soundscape, #AfroBoss
DJ Edu who hails from Kenya represented with sounds from across the whole
of the continent and DJ Spinall played the biggest tunes from Nigeria to hype
up the crowd ahead of the main act. Representing the UK producer DJ Juls
who produced 'Skin Tight' and P Montana who provided hype sounds from
the UK blending Afrobeats with UK grime/rap.
Mr Eazi, the Apple Up Next artist playing alongside The Compozers band
administered back to back hits from ‘Bankulize’ to ‘In The Morning’. Each
track was given a unique twist assisted by a violinist and trumpeter. Special
guest appearances from Fuse ODG, Eugy, Riton, Kah-Lo, Yungen, Wande
Coal and surprise guest Small Doctor made for a set that will go down in
Ending the night with Leg Over, with a crowd singing word for word you saw
just how far he has come in just a couple of years. From starting his music in
Kentinkrono to selling out Roundhouse, London – you can’t deny his music
has become a global phenomenon.