In a harmonious convergence of international sounds, DJ Power, the acclaimed singer, music producer, and disc jockey hailing from New York/Toronto, has landed in Nigeria with the rhythm of excitement.
Ready to ignite a musical sensation, DJ Power is embarking on a vibrant tour that not only encompasses the rich melodies of Nigeria but also extends across the diverse landscapes of the African continent.
According to sunnewsonline.com, this was revealed yesterday in Lagos by the tour promoter, Baroque Works Studios, in conjunction with other partners, namely, CEOAfrica, Paparazzi Visibility Concepts, and Keter Africa Energy Ltd.
DJ Power whose birth name is Derek San Vincente is billed to hold his first performance in Nigeria at Good Beach for Gray Tiger Entertainment’s “Gray Control 6” on December 29.
This is even as he has concluded plans to partner various industry stakeholders to combat the menace of climate change via the creative tool.
DJ Power, who recently collaborated with Nigerian artiste, Reekado Banks, for his new single, “Choose to Lie”, said he has set his sights on doing more collaborative works with some of Nigeria’s A-list artistes.
DJ Power said, “having always been captivated by Africa’s rich musical heritage, I duly recognise Nigeria’s pivotal role in shaping the global music landscape. I am eager to personally explore the country’s lively music culture and establish meaningful collaborations with Nigerian music stars and other key industry players. My goal is to create groundbreaking tracks that will resonate with audiences worldwide, showcasing the essence of Afrobeat.
“I firmly believe in the unifying power of music and I’m honoured to work alongside Nigerian artistes to create innovative and genre-defying tracks that celebrate Afrobeat.”
DJ Power whose previous video/single, “Special Delivery” with Dancehall great, Vybz Kartel, and UK’s SL was premiered on MTV base on Thursday, December 21, said African countries he is billed to tour include Ethiopia and South Africa, among others.
On his plans to employ creativity as a veritable tool in the fight against climate change, the internationally renowned disc jockey said, “it is worthy of note that we all have a responsibility to conserve our environment and mitigate the impact of greenhouse gases on our ecosystem.
I am grateful to CEOAfrica, our media partner. I also want to thank AEG Worldwide, Paparazzi Visibility Concepts, and Keter Africa Energy Ltd. Together we can use music to change our world for the best.”
Speaking further on tackling climate change through the creative platform, Mr. Prosper Egonu, the CEO/Founder, Keter Africa Energy Ltd., one of the partnering organisations, harped on the need to find solutions to the challenge for the sake of upcoming generations.
Egonu said, “we are all planet advocates and its our own way of giving back to save mother earth, and we are using entertainment to push the issue of climate change.
“We’re also using entertainment to push for peace building. In peace building, there’s what we call ‘resource-based violence ‘ and climate change is one of the things that cause resource-based violence. So we need to tackle climate change so that we can have peace because without peace, we can’t have sustainable development.”
Egonu noted that though everyone should be educated about climate change and involved in tackling it, the youths are the major targets because they would be the major sufferers of the disasters caused by climate change in the future.
He, therefore, said, “that’s why we’re targeting these youths. They love entertainment and they are so glued to it. So, for instance, if David O tells them something they are not going to take it lightly. So if we are able to use this platform; while they are enjoying themselves, we pass the message of climate change, we know it’s going to have a huge impact.”