Two of Africa’s biggest music stars, Nigeria’s Queen of Afrobeats Tiwa Savage and South African rapper Nasty C came together to make history yesterday, as they performed at UMG Chairman & CEO’s exclusive 2020 Artist Showcase in Los Angeles ahead of the Grammy Awards.
The exclusive show is attended by the good and the great of the entertainment world and marks the beginning of a huge year for both, who will release priority albums globally through Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-entertainment in 2020. They performed alongside the likes of Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi and both look set to shine a spotlight on African music around the world in the coming year.
The below links contain images of Tiwa & Nasty C with executives including Sir Lucian Grainge, Def Jam President & Eminem manager Paul Rosenberg, Motown Records President Ethiopia Habtemariam, Sipho Dlamini, MD UMG Sub-Saharan Africa & South Africa, Adam Granite, EVP Market Development and performance photos of both artists.
Sir Lucian Grainge’s 2020 Artist Showcase gave industry insiders front row seats to intimate performances by UMG’s hottest established and breaking talent. The Showcase featured performances by NastyC, Tiwa Savage, Lewis Capaldi, Karol G, Anthony Ramos, Gregory Porter, Maggie Rogers, DaBaby, and Billie Eilish. The event drew notable attendees including Lana Del Rey, Mandy Moore, Howie Mandel, Jessie Reyez, Adam Horovitz, Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, Lang Lang, Lele Pons and more.
Additionally, UMG previewed three film and television projects — two documentaries, “Let It Be” (Peter Jackson) and “Beastie Boys Story” (Spike Jonze), as well as the NBC network television series, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (Polygram Entertainment and Lionsgate Television).
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About UMG Live In a significant boost for the domestic music industry, Universal Music South Africa has acquired longstanding independent talent management agency, G Management.
Formed in 2017, under the guidance of several of the country’s top booking agents and record label executives, UMG Live is rapidly positioning itself as one of South Africa’s leading entertainment facilitation companies.
This new division of Universal Music is based in Johannesburg and will serve as the touring and live facility for all artists currently in a 360 deal with the record company.
UMG Live will also service many different artists outside Universal Music. This currently includes many of South Africa’s most talented and active artists including Swing City, The Muses and Okmalumkoolat. In 2016, UMG Live acquired the exclusive booking agency rights for the talent signed to The Voice SA, adding another exciting element to its offerings.
With sister companies based in Denmark, Kenya and Nigeria, UMG Live
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