Monthly Archives: August 2012

Summer time: Nottinghill Carnival 2012

Last weekend gone was another Summer carnival weekend here in the UK. What better way to enjoy the carnival weekend (after all the dreary weather) than to be at the NOTTINGHILL CARNIVAL!

Did you know that Nottinghill carnival is Europe`s biggest carnival? Did you know that the nottinghill carnival started in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions after the abolition of slave trade? It has now become a way of celebrating individual cultures across the globe here in the UK where people of all cultures,races, ethnicities,countries and demographics come together(Afrocentricity Unleashed cannot afford to miss out on this) to celebrate summer. Please check out some pictures courtesy of DJA Media from the Nigerian corner where we had legendary nigerian musician Sir Shina Peters, renowned DJs Dayo Adeneye(D1) and Kenny(keke) Ogungbe present, as well as other popular afrobeats artistes,comedians, models, and actors celebrating. HAPPY SUMMER…or what is left of it :)!

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Nigeria’s finest UK DJs industry party 2012

If music is food for the soul,then DJs must be cooks for the soul(that is right! You heard it from afrocentricity unleashed first so no copyright infringement please :)).

The 2nd annual Nigerian DJs UK party presented by nigerian djs uk, was held on Saturday the 23rd of August, 2012 at D`Den Legacy nightclub, Swiss Cottage, London. This annual event is the first of its kind anywhere in europe where the creme de la creme African and Nigerian DJs in the UK, other DJs with affiliation for afrobeats, afrobeats artistes, models, comedians and entreprenuers within the african and afrocarribean entertainment industry meet together to discuss general issues relating to the afrobeats industry.

I was privileged to be at this event which showcased the best of the best DJs in the afrobeats music industry, as well as the finest afrobeat mixes that will make a baby wriggle with excitement…i even had a good chat with one of my favorite DJ Edu from BBC 1xtra`s destination africa!(

Each DJ had a few minutes to spin not only their “turntable” but showcase their skills, versatility, ingenuity and innovations. It was also an opportunity for DJs to put their rivalries aside and rub minds,share ideas and opinions. I believe come-togethers of these kind can only bring about cooperation and structure within the afrobeats industry and create a continuous evolvement of this music style which is indeed a good thing…bigger picturewise. Talk about pictures, please enjoy the attached pictures courtesy of DJA Media.