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Sunday, December 16, 2007

1st Lady of Hip-Hop Launches Long Awaited Album

Anthonia Yetunde Alabi, also known as "Sasha" launches her long awaited album on December 20th, 2007. Dubbed the "First Lady of Hip-Hop," on Nigeria's music scene, the law student/fashion designer/rapper burst on the music scene in 2002 when she signed to Nigeria's Trybe Records. In August of of 2002, she released her first single "Work it." By 2003, she dropped another hit single "Emi Le Gan" [ I am really tough]. In 2004, she was nominated as one of the 'Promising Females' in Africa at the Prestigious Kora Awards ceremony. Nevertheless, inspite of her emergence and highly receptive welcome from fans within and outside Africa, an album seemed hard pressed for the renaissance woman to deliver. Needless to say, this gave her fans and critics lots to talk about.

On December 20th, 2007, Sasha will finally answer both her critics and fans with the official launch of her debut album aptly titled "First Lady" under the Storm Records label. The album includes hit songs like "Adara" a song that in essence tells the story of her experience in the music industry and why it took so long to launch her album. While Sasha's style has been compared to her American counterparts Eve and Missy Elliot, she has a sound that is authentically hers. Indeed unlike her American counterparts, her lyrical content is much stronger. For example, she smoothly and seamlessly transitions from very light fun content to delve into socio-political/economic issues that affect women including addressing issues like domestic violence.

If you are NOT in Nigeria but would like to own a copy of Sasha's album, the album will go digital by January 2008. If you happen to be in Nigeria and would like to be a part of the Sasha launch event, you can catch her as follows:
Autograph Signing for Fans: takes place On December 20th, from 3-6pm.
Location: Nu Metro Media Stores, Silverbird Galleria., Victoria Island, Lagos,
Cost: FREE. Free T-shirts and posters will also be gven out to the first 50 to arrive.

The “First Lady” Album launch: also takes place on December 20th, 10:00pm at Bacchus and Six Degrees North with a Red Carpet reception at 9:00pm. Location: Awolowo Rd Ikoyi, Lagos. The event will be covered by MTV, Africa.

ADARA [It will be well/Things will get better]


Anonymous said...

Sasha is good.

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