Flavour to ‘Waka Waka’ in Salone’s Golden Jubilee
Popular Nigerian artist, Chinedu Okoli aka Flavour, has appealed for the bond between Nigeria and Sierra Leone to be strengthened.
The ‘Waka Waka Baby’ star, who is scheduled to perform in Sierra Leone during the country’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, says there is need for Sierra Leone and Nigeria to come together.
“Nigeria and Sierra Leone have so many similarities – language and so many others… It’s time for us to come together; it’s time for Nigerians and Sierra Leoneans to come together in every aspect not just entertainment. There’s so much we can achieve if we come together,” Flavour tells SaloneJamboree in an exclusive interview from Nigeria.
Unfortunately, Flavour says he does not know much about the small beautiful West African country but understands that Sierra Leone is enjoying relative peace: “I know Sierra Leone is a peaceful country, a place I always want to be. I also know that I have a lot of fans from your country and I most time relate to them on Facebook and Twitter. I talk to them and they feel good,” the Enugu born artist says.
Flavour says he hopes his short visit to Sierra Leone for the Independence anniversary celebrations will make a difference. “I am coming in with ‘Hi Life’ sound and I hope Sierra Leoneans are going to like it. I hope my music will make a difference to the celebrations.’’
The Badbeats record artist hopes to find time and reach out to the media and also visit the Nigerian High Commission in Sierra Leone. “I want to say a big thank you to my fans in Sierra Leone and the Badbeats record label. I assure you guys of a wonderful performance in Sierra Leone.”
Flavour will alongside J Martin headline Sierra Leone Independence anniversary celebrations. Flavour and J Martin will perform at a VIP concert on 22nd April at Old School nightclub, Hill Station, followed by a free beach fiesta at Lumley beach, Aberdeen, Freetown.
Flavour began his music career in Enugu at the age of 19 as a drummer before moving on to become a keyboardist. He went solo in 2004 and has collaborated with several Nigerian acts including award winning hip-hop artist M.I. He has two albums to his credit ‘Nabania’ (2008) and ‘Uplifted’ (2010). His recent hit single ‘Waka Waka Baby’ is a big hit in Sierra Leone. Flavour is signed to Badbeats records.
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