19th July! WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK!! 2HRS OF PURE MUSIC! I’M GOING TO RUN THROUGH MY DISCOG WITH SOME STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS! SUPRISES TOO pic.twitter.com/HwNrXpSqZQ
— Sunday Morning (@itzkidmarley) July 12, 2017
At the Native, we can’t emphasize the importance of providing Nigerian performing arts the space and opportunity to hone their performances skills through live sets. The majority of successful artists currently killing it on stage have either had a background in music (2Face) or risen up through the church ranks (Yemi Alade), cutting their teeth as part of choirs.While this is great, it really doesn’t bode well for the new Gen-Y, DIY artists who create the bulk of their work electronically and rarely factor in concessions for live performances. This is why they need spaces to open their doors to them for music residencies and incubator programmes where they can perform for audiences and try out live techniques.
The Renaissance Hotel Ikeja, is joining the fray early with its three month residency it’s calling Rhythm Wedenesdays for new artists. The new roster will have artists perform every wednesday from 6 – 8pm in the performance space at its executive lounge. The line-up of artists include Mich Straaw, Jazz Atta, Idris King, Soul Scrolls, Tey Chaplin, Kid Marley Yinka Bernie, Barley Any Hook, TMXO, Naya Nnenn and 3rty. It seems the line up was chosen abritarily because the artists come from all genres and at a nice cover charge of N5,000 per person each wednesday, all the artists are involved will get decent commissions if the residency takes off.
So guys, put your money where your mouth is and go out and see these guys do their thing at The Renaissance Hotel Ikeja, all the way to the end of September.