COCKTAIL AND AFTER PARTY

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 9:00PM – SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 1:30AM

HOTEL: THE WESTIN BOSTON WATERFRONT, HARBOR BALLROOM

 

CELEBRITY GUEST PERFORMERS

PATORANKING

MALEEK BERRY

  An award-winning Nigerian dancehall artist who has made major waves over the last couple years with hits such as No Kissing, My Woman My Everything, Happy Day, and Girlie O.  His unique blend of Dancehall, Reggae and Afrobeats has allowed him to create a distinct sound recognized by many. With his vocal command and patois flair Patoranking has managed to collaborate with some of Africa’s most respected artists such as Roc Nation’s Tiwa Savage, Ghanaian favorites Sarkodie and Bisa Kdei, as well as one of Africa’s top dancehall artists Timaya.  In 2016 Patoranking brought in the year being announced as one of the judges for the season debut of internationally acclaimed reality singing competition The Voice Nigeria. Patoranking continued to dominate the charts with the release of his debut album God over Everything that featured top Afrobeats artists such as Wizkid, Olamide, Phyno, and more. The release of his album, the debut reached number 4 on the Billboard charts making him the first Nigerian artist to make Billboard’s Reggae Album Chart. Shortly after, Patoranking won MTV Africa’s Song of the Year award for his hit single My Woman, My Everything featuring Wande Coal.To date, Patoranking has been nominated for over 20 categories—including Male Artist of the Year and Best Dancehall Artist–taking home more than 10 awards for those categories.

An award-winning Nigerian dancehall artist who has made major waves over the last couple years with hits such as No Kissing, My Woman My Everything, Happy Day, and Girlie O. His unique blend of Dancehall, Reggae and Afrobeats has allowed him to create a distinct sound recognized by many. With his vocal command and patois flair Patoranking has managed to collaborate with some of Africa’s most respected artists such as Roc Nation’s Tiwa Savage, Ghanaian favorites Sarkodie and Bisa Kdei, as well as one of Africa’s top dancehall artists Timaya.

In 2016 Patoranking brought in the year being announced as one of the judges for the season debut of internationally acclaimed reality singing competition The Voice Nigeria. Patoranking continued to dominate the charts with the release of his debut album God over Everything that featured top Afrobeats artists such as Wizkid, Olamide, Phyno, and more. The release of his album, the debut reached number 4 on the Billboard charts making him the first Nigerian artist to make Billboard’s Reggae Album Chart. Shortly after, Patoranking won MTV Africa’s Song of the Year award for his hit single My Woman, My Everything featuring Wande Coal.To date, Patoranking has been nominated for over 20 categories—including Male Artist of the Year and Best Dancehall Artist–taking home more than 10 awards for those categories.

listen to his hits here and here!

 Born and bred in south London, Maleek was influenced by the iconic R&B and soul acts he grew up listening to including Michael Jackson, Jodeci, Boyz II Men, and Tevin Campbell which led to him singing in church and subsequently forming a group with two of his friends where he started to hone his performance, writing and production skills. Following a family trip to Nigeria in 2011 he was introduced to Lagos’ thriving music scene through good friend and artist Davido which sparked his journey to becoming an international music producer as he went on to produce one of the biggest singles in Nigeria that year with Sauce Kid’s ‘Carolina’ featuring Davido, before going on to executive produce Wande Coal’s second album ‘WANTED’ in 2015.  Maleek’s debut as a solo artist saw him enlisting the talents of UK rap artist Sneakbo on the popular ‘For My People’ (2015) which paved the way for last year’s ‘Last Daze of Summer’ EP which has amassed a staggering 70 million plus combined streams and thrust him firmly into the international spotlight.  Also collaborating with the likes of Wale, Wizkid, Davido, Runtown and Iyanya, he has most recently collaborated with Jidenna – appearing on the track ‘Bambi’ alongside Migos’ Quavo, taken from Jidenna’s brand-new ‘Boomerang’ EP – and Burna Boy.  Following the runaway global success of his ‘Last Daze of Summer’ EP - spawning the global underground hit ‘Kontrol’ which has amassed well over 50 million streams in just over a year – and his recent critically celebrated tracks ‘Been Calling’ and ‘Pon My Mind’ which lead to him receiving two MOBO Award nominations for Best Male and Best African Act at last November’s ceremony, the British-born Nigerian artist and producer Maleek Berry has returned with the release of his highly anticipated new EP ‘First Daze of Winter’.  Maleek enters 2018 again confirming his position as one of music’s hottest and most exciting properties.

Born and bred in south London, Maleek was influenced by the iconic R&B and soul acts he grew up listening to including Michael Jackson, Jodeci, Boyz II Men, and Tevin Campbell which led to him singing in church and subsequently forming a group with two of his friends where he started to hone his performance, writing and production skills. Following a family trip to Nigeria in 2011 he was introduced to Lagos’ thriving music scene through good friend and artist Davido which sparked his journey to becoming an international music producer as he went on to produce one of the biggest singles in Nigeria that year with Sauce Kid’s ‘Carolina’ featuring Davido, before going on to executive produce Wande Coal’s second album ‘WANTED’ in 2015.

Maleek’s debut as a solo artist saw him enlisting the talents of UK rap artist Sneakbo on the popular ‘For My People’ (2015) which paved the way for last year’s ‘Last Daze of Summer’ EP which has amassed a staggering 70 million plus combined streams and thrust him firmly into the international spotlight.  Also collaborating with the likes of Wale, Wizkid, Davido, Runtown and Iyanya, he has most recently collaborated with Jidenna – appearing on the track ‘Bambi’ alongside Migos’ Quavo, taken from Jidenna’s brand-new ‘Boomerang’ EP – and Burna Boy.

Following the runaway global success of his ‘Last Daze of Summer’ EP - spawning the global underground hit ‘Kontrol’ which has amassed well over 50 million streams in just over a year – and his recent critically celebrated tracks ‘Been Calling’ and ‘Pon My Mind’ which lead to him receiving two MOBO Award nominations for Best Male and Best African Act at last November’s ceremony, the British-born Nigerian artist and producer Maleek Berry has returned with the release of his highly anticipated new EP ‘First Daze of Winter’.

Maleek enters 2018 again confirming his position as one of music’s hottest and most exciting properties.

Listen to his hits here and here


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CELEBRITY DJ: JULS

Juls is a British Born Ghanaian Producer and Disk Jockey from East London. He's produced for many high profile artists in the U.K. Scene as well as the afrobeats music scene including Kojo Funds, Burna Boy, Eugy, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Moelogo and many more. 

He's most popular for pioneering the new Afro beats sound championed by rising star Mr Eazi producing hits such as Skin Tight, Hollup, Anointing and Bankulize.

He has been nominated for several awards including Ghana Music Awards UK Producer of the year, Afrimma Awards and Mobo Unsung awards. He has dj at some massive festivals including SXSW in Texas, Diaspora calling by Lauryn Hill in New York City as well as many others. 

Listen to samplings of his work here and here


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