MUNTU VALDO’S MINI CONCERT IN LONDON

Last Sunday at the Flyover venue in London’s Portobello, Cameroonian Afro jazz artist Muntu Valdo had a mini concert which was organised in association with the London African Music Festival. A few London based Cameroonians were there to support him and so was architect/artist Shiri Achu and her 9 month old daughter Zahara and our London PR girl Cynthia who were guest invited.

Muntu was there with part of his band to give the crowd an electrifying and unforgettable gig. The band members on the day included:-

Saxophone: Ross Huges (from England), Bass guitar: Jean Berthon (from France), Piano: Esben Tjalve (from Denmark), Drums: Michel castellano (from Cuba), Guitar & vox:  Muntu Valdo (from Cameroon), Sound: Cyril Dingome (from France).

Other bandmembers include: – Ernesto Simpson: Drums & vox (from Cuba), Angela Paz: percussion (from Chile), Dominic Ntoumos: trumpet (from Greece), Yebga Likoba: Saxophone (from Cameroon).

The majority of the tracks played on the night were new apart from 3 old tracks and 2 covers from Manu Dibango & Ekambi Brilliant.  The remaining 9 tracks were new compositions that will feature in Muntu’s new project due to be released mid 2014. The style showcases the bridge and the entwine between traditional West-Central African music and traditional and modern Latin American music with the whole stuff being about rythym and love.

We had 2 questions for Muntu and below are his replies.

MMPR: What did you think of the gig?

Muntu: The gig last was really good, we really enjoyed it. The audience responded very well. I felt it was a great night and a great performance both for and from the audience and for us as a band obviously.

MMPR: How do you intend to keep penetrating the musical ears of the UK public and beyond.

Muntu: I’d like to do that by giving the explanation and the authenticity of the real roots of the Latin American and African Rythym via showcasing the missing links. So with that option in mind, I’m still looking for the right angle under which I’ll promote this aspect of things in the best possible way.

Enjoy the images below…!

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Taking advantage of the graffiti wall by the venue, here goes some artistic shots after the concert with Shiri and Cynthia and baby Zahara!!

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FROCKS ROCKS & DECADENCE AT PATH TO POSSIBILITIES’ CHARITY DINNER – BEHIND THE SCENES!

It was frocky, it was rocky and it definitely was decadent as the 1920’s came alive at the 5* Grange City Hotel in Tower Hill in London on Saturday 14th September as London based charity Path to Possibilities put on a great reminscing show with the event management skills of award winning company Debra Mai.

Path to Possibilities (an MMPR client), a charity founded by Lola Bello in 2010 focuses on supporting talented but poor children through secondary school in Nigeria. The charity currently has 7 children they are sponsoring and every year they hold a fundraising dinner event to enable them achieve their main objective.

This year for the first time, it was a themed event and no stone was left unturned. From the event space itself to the table dressing, the event handlers intended for every guest to go back in time 1920s style!

Cynthia, our London based PRnista was there at the event as usual, bringing you the happenings behind the stage. Check out the pictures below!

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And there goes Cynthia 😉

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Check out the full official images here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151903552466763.1073741827.253073821762&type=1

Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Path-to-Possibilities

Follow on Twitter: @P2P_Nigeria

Website: http://www.pathtopossibilities.co.uk

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CONFIRM; THE NEW “STREET” VIDEO BY NABIL AKA NABSTAR RELEASED.

It’s Saturday the 21st of September “Confirm” the EP track/video from “My Tory 1.1” a 3 part EP series by radio host cum entertainer/rapper and ModeMaison PR protegee Nabil is released online.

What is the track/video about? Fret not…find out in 3 answers! Continue reading below.

MMPR: What is Confirm about?

Nabil: Confirm is a very personal track! It’s a group of tales of my life in one track. It is a street lingua that I felt I had the responsibility to moralise in a street anthem with a street video to go with it and it started as a freestyle completely off my chest.

MMPR: Where did the inspiration come from?

Nabil: it’s totally inspired by my life experiences. In “Confirm” I make references to true life situations, stories and people, those who know where I am coming from can relate to the song. I even quote names of real friends I lost, real places I have been to, and my beginnings with music people like Jules Nya and Jovi.

MMPR: Why a “street” video?

Nabil: Due to the realness of my lyrics I decided to make a video that would demystify me as an artist and portray me as just that Bamenda pikin growing up in the streets of Bonaberi and  building my legacy by living my dreams that thousands like me living today can relate to. It’s a combination of footages of me in Europe in various shows with some celebrities including Naija afropop star Davido, Dj Cool, Dj Eppz, Bayo of Motherland, Miss Bess, Laura amongst others.

Without further ado, check out the video below.

Download “Confirm” the track here: https://soundcloud.com/nabstar-aka-nabil4real/nabstar-confirm-official-track

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MODEMAISON PR COCKTAIL & CANAPES LAUNCH SOIREE

Our launch soiree was a last minute idea with careful planning that turned out to be a huge success. ModeMaison PR was launched this February in the hip up and coming quarters of Bonamoussadi, Douala and finally opened its doors for business from April. With just a few months in town, we are slowly engaging the public and business brands in the showbiz industry to be aware of the importance of public and press relations in the development of their brands.

Let’s get familiar…a bit of info about us!

WHO WE ARE: ModeMaison PR is a new school PR agency, combining public relations, marketing and branding with fashion rentals and styling. Our focus is the growing showbiz or entertainment sector (fashion, music, lifestyle, cinema) within Cameroon and the Diaspora.

WHAT DO WE DO: ModeMaison PR provides fresh youthful online and offline press and public relations strategies, marketing and branding ideas as well as styling tips and items for photo/video shoots.

HOW DO WE WORK: ModeMaison PR is able to work on a project by project basis, collaborating with brands in the showbiz industry as well as on a full time basis acting as the PR/Marketing agent of a particular brand.

That’s us in a few sentences!

Now back to our launch…the soiree held on Thursday August 22nd at the office HQ was a free flowing networking get together of carefully selected young key players in the media, music, film, fashion world – music artists, record label execs, artist managers, documentary makers, film directors, model managers,  tv and radio presenters, film crew – in Cameroon who were served champagne cocktails, skewered meats, fruits, cakes and potato crisps.

Some images here…

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To see more images from the night, go here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.684362491592691.1073741837.600500499978891&type=1&l=e0cbe69e26

We would like to thank everyone who turned up and especially those who travelled in for the event from other cities.

To get in touch with us, email our PR Girl Karen at: mmprcamer@gmail.com

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MUMAK CEO JULES NYA CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH MEDIA FRIENDS

Rewind a few weeks back to the middle of August, about a score of us were all gathered at an afrocentric buffet restaurant in Akwa in Douala completely sealed off public use for us to celebrate MuMaK boss; Jules Nya‘s birthday.

The soiree was a laid back, laughter filled atmosphere with his friends who included the who is who of the young media world in Douala as well as music artists as we sat down to an assorted delicious meal of fish, ndole, pork, rice, plantains and drinks.

After the restaurant, the party then continued at the popular McCafe joint in Bali; a popular hangout with media dudes, artists, advertising agency dudes, photographers – all round creative heads!

Those in attendance on the night included Brice Albin of Nostalgie Radio, Bonas Duvalier of RTM/LTM, Fidjil of Equinoxe TV, Alchemiste, Toko, Paola Ndengue of Fashizblack Magazine, Evina; Miss Seme Beach 2011, Sophy Aiida, MuMaK artist and producer Mister Elad, Arobaz, Denzyl, Rex Zee, Rahul Fongod…

Below are some pics…!

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And that concludes a fun filled mediatique evening with young Camer creatives!!

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