One of Nigeria’s fastest-growing event management companies, Loudbase has done what no one has done in this part of the continent – floating a Hip-Hop Academy for hip-hop lovers and enthusiasts. It also started a Hip-Hop Club that members will converge once monthly to learn from one another, get exposed to the latest hip-hop trends, get mentored by top hip-hop heads and also network amongst each other.
Founder of Loudbase, Victor “Bboy Invincible” Uwakwe described it as “The Hip-hop Club and Academy is made up of renowned hip hop artistes, qualified educators, and hip hop culture advocates who will train and mentor the youth, support artistic expression whose vision is to serve local communities as a Hip-hop culture resource for youth development.”
The event which had loads of informative, educative and entertaining events was anchored by Rap Radio Africa‘s Bionic. Other speakers include; Mr. Smith, co-founder of Rap Radio Africa; Doyin Oluwole, MD/CEO ZEK 3630 Creative Agency. Lastly, Zainab, a Sierra-Leonean American and founder of 4Leader; a fashion outfit and advocacy group.
Kebana Live Band serenaded the event with soulful jazz, afro, and hip-hop tunes. Breakdancing by the Bboys and girls dazzled the audience who in turn cheered the dancers on with applause. Diallo Francis, an attendee, said he hasn’t seen anywhere Breakdancers dance to not just a random live band but to their African tune. He also complimented the efforts of the emcees that held it down.
According to the organisers, “From the emails received from participants, it’s been all cheers as most of them are looking forwards to the next episode of the event. Arrangements for the next edition have already commenced, we will keep our readers posted on the dates, venue and registration links.”
The list of personalities that graced the event are as follows: Diallo Francis – CEO Creative Worx, Mz Libby – Frontline broadcaster and an image-maker, Zainab – Clothier and Activist, Lawon – Rhyme & Reason®, amongst others.