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Efya, Olamide, others to light up the US

Efya and Olamide

​Nigerian rapper Olamide and Ghanaian songstress Efya are among a number of African artists to perform at the One Africa Music Fest concert.
Efya and Olamide will perform at the One Africa Music Fest, Houston

Efya and Olamide will perform at the One Africa Music Fest, Houston

The event will take place at the Toyota Center, Houston in the US on 22 October. Both artists will be joined by 2Baba, P-Square, D’Banj, Flavour, Mafikizolo, Vanessa Mdee, Kcee, Harrysongs, and Fally Ipupa.

R&B man Banky W will host the event, which is organised by Upfront & Personal.

Efya (born Jane Efya Awindor) came into the music scene as runner-up on the television show “Stars of the Future” in 2008. A graduate of Theatre Arts and Music, Efya was member of the duo Irene and Jane.

The duo released a single album Unveiled before breaking up. Subsequently, Efya got signed to One Nation Entertainment in 2011. A mixtape, This Is Not the Album, was released in 2013, and for four straight years, starting from 2009, Efya won the Best Female Vocalist of the Year category at the Ghana Music Awards.
 She released her debut album, Janesis, this year.

Her co-performer Olamide has released five solo albums and one collaborative album with the rapper Phyno. Reports of a sixth album this year have been unconfirmed by the artist. He has, however, released a number of singles this year, including ‘Owo Blow’.

The One Africa Music Fest in Houston is a sequel of sorts to a July concert which took place in Brooklyn.

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