- LAUNCH OF PAN AFRICAN TALENT MANAGEMENT POWERHOUSE AGENCY, TSUNAMI MGMT IN ANGOLA AND ACROSS PORTUGUESE COUNTRIES
- LAUNCH OF THE 1ST PAN AFRICAN INFLUENCERS AWARDS, THE ROCKSTAR AWARDS aka THE ROCKSTARS
- LAUNCH OF ROCKSTAR TELEVISION FOR ANGOLA AND PORTUGUESE MARKETS
- LAUNCH OF GLOBAL AFRICAN MUSIC AND ARTISTS RIGHTS PUBLISHING COMPANY, NOW REPRESENTING ALL PUBLISHING RIGHTS FOR SONG WRITERS AND COMPOSERS FROM ANGOLA AND PORTUGUESE COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD
- LAUNCH OF THE EXCLUSIVE ANGOLA PREMIERE OF NEW GLOBAL RELEASE OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN UGANDAN SUPERSTAR VINKA AND INTERNATIONAL EDM DANCE MUSIC SUPERSTAR INNA AND THEIR NEW RELEASE “BEBE”
- EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW PAN AFRICAN COLLABORATION BETWEEN AFRICAN SUPERSTARS EVA RAPDIVA (ANGOLA) AND VINKA (UGANDA)
Leading Pan African and Angolan music entertainment, talent management, content and production powerhouses, The Rockstar Group and STEP, announced the exclusive partnership of their business empires in Angola and across Portuguese territories. This historic merger of two of the most powerful brands in music, entertainment, content and the business of celebrity on the African continent includes the official launch of Pan African talent management. Powerhouse, Tsunami MGMT, celebrity content platform and channels Rockstar Television, global African music and artists rights management and publishing company Rockstar Publishing and the 1st Pan African Influencer Awards ‘The Rockstar Awards’ also known as ‘The Rockstars’ into Angola. The Rockstar Group and Tsunami MGMT will from hereon also actively push, promote and launch the careers of Angolan talent signed to STEP across borders into the rest of the African continent and across the rest of the world in a mutually exclusive landmark deal. This momentous partnership will now bridge artist from the rest of Africa and the world into Angola and Portuguese countries, and Angolan and Portuguese artists into the rest of the continent and beyond.
The launch of Pan African Talent Management Powerhouse, Tsunami MGMT in Angola will now set the bar of world-class full-service talent management representing the Tsunami’s of or superstars of Angolan talent across music, sports, fashion, media and performing arts across borders into the rest of Africa and across the globe. Tsunami MGMT has a focus on talent that has already achieved at the pinnacle of success within their home country or territory of origin and that has the potential to have significant success across borders into the rest of the African continent or across continents into the rest of the world. Tsunami MGMT, STEP and The Rockstar Group’s unrivaled African and international network will now represent the best from Angola and the best from Portuguese Africa globally.
Alongside the launch of Tsunami MGMT into Angola, The Rockstar Group and STEP are thrilled to also announce Angolan female singer-songwriter-rapper Eva Rapdiva as the 1st ever Angolan artist to be signed to Tsunami MGMT. STEP and Tsunami MGMT will from here onwards push, promote and manage the future career path of Eva Rapdiva on a Pan African and global platform. In addition, as part of its first project with Eva Rapdiva, Tsunami MGMT and STEP are very excited to announce the 1st collaboration project between Eva and Ugandan superstar singer-songwriter Vinka.
“We are thrilled with this truly historic moment of bridging the music entertainment worlds of Angola and the rest of Africa and bringing the best of music entertainment from across the African continent into Angola, and in return the best of Angola and Portuguese Africa into the rest of Africa and the rest of the world in this very powerful relationship between STEP and The Rockstar Group, and to start this journey with two of the most amazingly talent female African superstars Vinka and Eva Rapdiva” says Jandre Louw, President & CEO of The Rockstar Group and Tsunami MGMT
“STEP has always been at the forefront of elevating entertainment in Angola and our vision has always been to go beyond borders, more global and be bolder. I met Jandre when we brought global hip-hop rap star icon and mogul Jay Z to Luanda and produced what was one of the most impactful shows in Angola to date. He was working at MTV at the time and since then we forged a strong relationship, kept in touch and collaborated from time to time. We have been structuring and working on this partnership for over a year, and I am so happy that we can finally announce it here today, and thus open the doors of the rest of the African continent and the world to Angolan artists who have the will, ambition, talent and professionalism to achieve international success, with the strength and know-how of a strong and competent team behind them – Tsunami MNGT ” says Karina Barbosa, CEO of STEP and Tsunami MGMT Angola.“When STEP told me about the opportunity to work with this team I was very excited because it represents a natural path to the next step in my career and the music and projects I have been developing lately and the direction I always wanted to give my career, increasingly international, but always in a strategic well planned way, professional and sustainable! In this short period to date with Tsunami MNGT, super interesting links have already emerged and I am confident that 2020 will bring a lot of good music, as I am sure that we will take my rhymes and sound to new and very interesting markets, ”said Eva Rap Diva excited about projects already in her portfolio and happy to have been Angola’s first artist and the only one of all PALOP (Portuguese-speaking African countries) invited to be part of Tsunami MNGT.
Vinka is a multi-talented Ugandan-born star singer-songwriter and dancer. Within a very short period Vinka exploded onto the music scene with her Uganda label Swangz Avenue, topped all the major charts and became the leading female artist in Uganda with a string of chart-topping hits behind her. In 2019 to date Vinka released ten smash hit singles that went straight to number one on a myriad of charts across the African continent. With another historic campaign Vinka released a new chart topping single on the 1st Friday of every month to date in 2019 and released 11 number 1 singles to date in 2019 with one single set for release still in December 2019. Some of her chart-topping hits in 2019 include ‘Chips na Ketchup’, ‘Overdose’, ‘Love Doctor’, ‘Sweet Love’, ‘Mpoozi’, ‘Amaaso Remix’, ‘By the Way’, ‘Sure’, ‘Koona’ and ‘Only for You’.
“When my Tsunami MGMT team brought me the opportunity to work with the amazingly talented INNA I was excited beyond words! Even more so when Inna and I got together in studio in Bucharest and it was just an instant connection. The magic then happened naturally with the fusion between EDM Dance Music coming together with influences from the African continent and then merging French, English, Swahili and Luganda. I’m very excited to now further expand my international journey in this next project across borders with the amazingly talents Eva Rapdiva, also a 1st of its kind collaboration between Ugandan and Angolan artists into Portuguese speaking countries!” Says Vinka.
Vinka made global history earlier this month by being the first African artist to conclude a collaboration with global EDM Dance music superstar artist, Inna from Romania, who’s also represented by Jay-Z’s Rocknation. INNA & VINKA released their new single, “Bebe”, to a global audience and premiere events across Africa, Europe and the USA. “Bebe” is an instant smash hit, a song composed with French, Swahili, Luganda and English lyrics. The “Bebe” music video is set in an urban, stylish setting with cool very well-defined characters, and the tracks message brought to life by the outfits and style of the two. The music video was directed and shot on location in Bucharest, Romania
“I composed ‘Bebe’ in a spontaneous studio session, the melody was ready immediately, the same with the chorus and the entire concept, it all came together very well and then I continued to work on the song with Vinka, Theea and Marco & Seba. I love the result, Vinka fits perfectly into the song’s vibe. Enjoy!”, says INNA.The Rockstar Group and STEP also announced the launch of Rockstar Television into Angola and Portuguese Africa. RockstarTV is the new All-Access-Pass aka the ‘Rockstar-Pass’ that gets fans and audiences closer to the artist, celebrity and the worlds they live and roam in day-to-day on-stage, off-stage, in front of the camera and behind the camera, wherever the celebrity roams, than any All-Access-Pass can possibly dream about. RockstarTV programming consist of bespoke premium artist and celebrity channels, main channels and packaged content formats including ‘SHOOOOSH!’, ‘KINGS & QUEENS’, ‘Hall of Fame Africa’, ‘Rockstar Diaries’, ‘HOT5!’, ‘ROCKSTAR LIVE!’, ‘Raw & Uncut’, ‘The Studio’, ‘SuperFan!’, ‘Rockstars Unplugged’, ‘Moguls’, ‘Say What?!’, ‘Rockstar Sessions’, ‘Fashionably Rockstar’, ‘Kebangabong!’, ‘Rockstar Academy’ and ‘I AM ROCKSTAR’ to name a few. RockstarTV opens an unprecedented new world for the first time for Angolan and African artists, celebrities and stars with a myriad of platforms and opportunities to expose and commercialize their content across audiences in countries and regions they’ve never been before.
The launch of ROCKSTAR PUBLISHING now in Angola will see a world-class publishing company representing all Publishing rights for song writers and composers from Angola. ROCKSTAR PUBLISHING is at the forefront and leading the African Music Explosion and in addition representing and managing publishing for writers and composers from around the globe within Africa, and African artists around the globe. The copyrights owned and administered by publishing companies are one of the most important forms of intellectual property in the music industry. (The other is the copyright on a master recording, which is typically owned by a record company.) Publishing companies play a central role in managing this vital asset. Now Angola has a world-class agency in Rockstar Publishing to manage, collect and represent the rights of Angolan singer-songwriters-producers across the world.Check out, follow, tune in to and subscribe to Rockstar Television and #SHOOOOSH on leading Cable and Satellite broadcasters and digital and social media platforms and access exclusive Vinka, Eva Rapdiva and other content from STEP wherever you are in Angola or anywhere else in the world.
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