Canadians Sonia Aimy and Jbwai headline AWA’s Nigeria tour
African Women Acting (AWA), a non-profit organisation hailing from Ontario, Canada, is gearing up for its much-anticipated 2023 Nigeria tour. The tour promises to ignite Lagos and Abuja with pulsating rhythms as two stellar Afrobeats artistes, Sonia Aimy and Jbwai, take center stage.
Set against the vibrant backdrop of Freedom Park in Lagos on Thursday, December 7th, and the chic Mambaah Bistro in Abuja on December 9th, these concerts are poised to mesmerise audiences with the infectious beats of Afro-Canadian talents.
Adding an educational twist to the tour, a compelling workshop and music concert await the students and staff of the Department of Theatre Arts and Music at Lagos State University (LASU) on Monday, December 11th. A unique chance for cultural exchange and artistic collaboration.
Sonia Aimy, the powerhouse behind AWA and a prominent Afrobeats artiste, expressed her enthusiasm for the tour, stating, “Nigeria is the Mecca of Afrobeats. Any artiste who wants to explore the medium is indebted to visit the motherland.” Aimy envisions the tour as an avenue for Canadian talents to intermingle with Nigerian culture, fostering a lasting cultural exchange.
For Jbwai, performing in Lagos and Abuja is a dream come true, a sentiment echoed by his anticipation to share the Canadian spin on Afrobeats with the Nigerian audience. “Nigeria is home to me!” he exclaimed, reflecting the deep connection the artistes feel with the music-loving Nigerian crowd.
AWA, known for its commitment to promoting women’s issues and empowering artistes, collaborates with Showbuzz Media, Culture Advocate Caucus, ActionAid International, and others to bring this cultural spectacle to life. The concerts aim to captivate music lovers and aficionados, offering a unique blend of foreign sparks in the heart of Afrobeats territory.
As the stage is set and the excitement builds, the general public is cordially invited to witness this unforgettable fusion of Canadian and Nigerian musical prowess. Get ready to experience Afrobeats like never before, as AWA takes the spotlight and leaves an indelible mark on the musical landscape of Lagos and Abuja.