In honor of Thanksgiving, these two heavy hitters from the motherland are invading NYC for one historic night of music and celebration.
Ghanaian rappers E.L and Joey B have collaborated to bring Afrobeats fans from the tri-state area a unique concert experience to help usher in the holiday season. Both musicians, co-headlining the event at historic music venue Gramercy Theatre, plan on not only treating fans with live renditions of their hottest individual hits but to also trade off between each other’s top songs and notable collaborations.
Elom Adablah, better known to the masses as E.L., is arguably one of the hottest rappers from Africa. His triumph in 2016 could be attributed (in part) to the release of the critically acclaimed “Bar III” mixtape – a follow-up to his “Bar” and “Bar II” projects. E.L’s chart-dominating singles (“KOKO”, “Kaalu” and “One Ghana”, to name a few) have helped him build a solid international following and receive the fitting recognition, including an MTV MAMA nomination for “Listener’s Choice Award”, and an “Artist of the Year” nod from Vodafone’s Ghana Music Awards.
Joey B is an award-winning Ghanaian emcee, noted as one of the fastest rising stars on the continent of Africa. The “U x Me” and “Tonga” musician combines his unique flavor in the booth with an eclectic fashion sense outside of it – cementing his status as one of the most influential figures of the culture. In July of 2015, the 27-year-old signed on with adidas as their official brand ambassador – the first relationship of its kind in Africa.
“The two unquestionably have a great chemistry on stage and fans can expect a captivating performance from both artists”, says Rickie Davies, co-founder of the NYC-based PR firm, W&R Projects. In addition to executive production designation on the E.L and Joey B fusion concert, W&R is also behind some of the biggest African/Caribbean events executed in the United States – including the annual Sound Culture Music Fest and SXSW’s Sounds from the Caribbean and Sounds from Africa stages.
For more information, for tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.