Taiwo Edwards 100%Mr.T is known for popularizing Rap Music in Ika Language
but the Highlife Artist has been thinking along the line of demand of his fan base which is growing daily.
Many people are asking me to render my songs in a language they understand that is more popular with a wider range of listeners, my fan base are no longer the Ika speaking alone it includes many
cultures across the world, here in Europe many approaches me on the street expressing how much they do like my music and my styles but have no understand of what am saying , comments on my
facebook page shows a larger demand for the need to identify with my fans demand so am crossing over, said the Europe base Ika rapper on his radio late night show yesterday. I spoke to him after
the show and here is what we talked about as recorded with my press audio tape .
My name is Mica Holz P.R.O and Media representative Hit Town Records Germany.
Mica Holz: Sir are we seeing the end of ika rap music at least from your side?
TE: No many up comings are show facing now if you are following the trend a lot of Ika rap music are shooting out after me which i am proud to have set the trend and giving many the boldness to dare a rap music in Ika language the only thing is the scene is got a limited audience it could be challenging for an artist who wants to go global but is a really good starting point as well .
MH: will you discourage them?
TE: No! like I said is a very good starting point to climb the musical leather.
MH: Is like you are not going to rap in ika language no more so what do we expect from you further?
TE: I haven´t said so, what to be expected of me is fusion of purely Music delivered in Nigerian pidgin English Language which has gotten a wider acceptance in Europe and across the world, fused with elements of Ika words , i said 2 years ago on this show that the world will soon catch up with the afrobeat fever and it came to be so .
recently Janet Jackson came out with an afrobeat pop song so the trend to afrobeat Highlife is growing wider and am fusing in already.
MH. I have listened to your coming new single although I do not understand Ika Language Ika was fewer on your next single don't you think your ika fans will miss you?
TE: yes and No like I said there are others to fill in the gap while they will find me on a more international level representing I mean let´s be sincere you said you 've listened to my next single
MH: yes sir your mean Ji ….. ( Taiwo Cut in )
TE: Nooooo edit that edit that don´t say the Tittle yet ( Smiling and continued ) and you told me despite being a German you could relate more to my text on that song because of some English like words on it than my Ika album.
MH; yes sir
TE: take the sir away when will you stop addressing me with Sir
MH: I have traveled a lot it seems to be a common way to address person politely in places like The United States Of America, Great Britain to mention but few
TE: oh don´t mind those colonial master I know they have same addressing form here in Germany with Sie and du representing some kind of formalities we do have that in Nigeria as well at least I know that is true with the Yoruba culture
MH: but they are not colonial masters like you said, sir
TE: Mica No Sir please ! yes they are not but I and you do not need those formalities you know that too well
MH: not even on a serious note or formal talk like this?
TE: NO we don´t
MH: Sir oh sorry sir it was nice talking to my Boss once again
TE: you are forgiven,Mica..
MH: back to topic looking at things now are you rebranding when it comes to the language or you are rebranding your red white, black syle as well?
TE: the red white black thing you see is my trademark we improve on substance and not on a trademark my trademark is cool enough needs no rebrand but just the language I sing in, needs a rebranding.
MH: have you not thought about this before ever starting?
TE: yeah but I want to do something for my people and i did already there is a saying in my dialect „ if you have perfected your dancing step at home is only then, you can take it to the world stage, I have perfected my dancing steps at home so am taking it to the Global world music scene.
MH: is that an Ika saying ?
TE: majorly it is an African saying not Ika alone
MH: it was nice talking to you Sir
TE: you are welcome .
Taiwo Edwards 100% Mr.T became the very first Afrobeat Hip hop highlife Artiste to publish Rap Music on Cd in Ika Language and sold over 35,000 copies both in print Cds and downloads in these hard times hard to sell printed Cd ´s, he also become the very first worldwide know Ika rapper making him the Grandmaster of Ika Rap music he is the very first Ika rap Artist to win Ika Rap Music and Ika Rap Video award in 2017 ( KSD Digest international award ) until date he has won over 11 different awards both on radio and for music achievements from various part of the world, Taiwo Edwards has been endorsed by African Heritage Magazine 2017/2018 Edition as one of 100 most influential Africans in Germany and endorsed by the popular Onukokome Ika presentational group of Raypower FM 100.50 Abuja as Ika International music ambassador. .
and we here in Hit Town Records says congrats Boss .-Mica Holz
The Government of various European countries is considering serious crackdown on African and other immigrant artists currently based in various European countries.
The law in many of these European countries require foreigners to obtain a valid working permit at their various responsible authorities before involving in any activities resembling working and earning money can be performed, failing to do so is a punishable offense,.
Performing in clubs and various concert venues must not only be allowed when proper permissions are issued by their various responsible government authorities but all artist should have a status allowing them to carry out such activities or obtain a working permission, artist, and organisers of concert are regarded as entrepreneurs (self-employed) and should obtain a business registration permission to run such business.
It has been observed that many violate this rules both artist and organizers of such public performance, worse still many artists came in as Immigrate and as such are on the government financial support scheme and are not allowed to do such works without due permission, or are to report any extra earning to the government,
Many violate these rules thereby living on government welfare scheme and earning extra money from concerts without report such extra money to the government.
The government is already cracking down on such individuals by not renewing their stay permit or asking them to leave the country.
The authorities gather information mainly on Facebook and WhatsApp videos of such artists making their rounds on these social
media, according to our source, many artists have been affected already and many more are to be affected in due time so we advise artist to check out rules and regulation that obtains in their various country and follow this.
An Abuja Based Barrister and Lawyer, Barrister Osuya Clement Ighodaro Donates to Taiwo Edwards 100%Mr, T, bought several of his Cd´s for free distributions in Abuja. ( pic left )
Ika Children worldwide are showing greater appreciation for Taiwo Edwards100%Mr.T Ika Rap Music the first of it´s known kind in the history of Ika Music Scene the Ika Rapper has been enjoying several donations and appreciations worldwide from his admirers and supporters.
Recently in another full appreciation Barrister Osuya Clement Ighodaro an Abuja based lawyer and barrister at Osuya
& Osuya Law Firm No.3 Toamasina Street,Off Adetokunbo Ademola Str, Wuse II, Abuja with branches in Cameroun , South Africa , Asaba - Delta State ,Showed his support and appreciation by buying
many Cd Album of Taiwo Edwards 100%Mr.T The Lengend Of An Archangel and distributed them for free in some of his chosen Restaurants and Hotels in Abuja .
The Lawyer also made monetary donations to support Taiwo Edwards 100%Mr.T he further listed Taiwo Edwards in his law firm for free legal service protection and intellectual property rights in Nigeria for one year.
100 Most influential Africans in Germany 2017, saw Taiwo Edwards 100%Mr.T on the list .
African Heritage Magazine UN Decade Edition NOV-Jan 2018 Edition: The United Nations Decade for People of African Descent Special Edition with the 100 most influential Africans in Germany 2017. saw Taiwo Edwards 100%Mr.T on the list .
The Artiste and radio MC is also a very good business man an inspirational instrument to many Africans in the German Community.
Taiwo Edwards 100%Mr.T
Recieving award in Bremen
for History Music : First Ika / Agbor Afro Hip hop Rap Music
he went home with double award
and another for Outstanding Archivement .
Taiwo Edwards 100%Mr.T Cd Sales Begins 13.03.2017
Ika First Afro Hip hop Rap Highlife Music . Be at
1 . Monday Ogugwa Records
4 Abraka Rd Agbor,
Delta State, Nigeria.
2 . Abanise ni Oluwa Music
b 54 Ibafo Plank Market,
Oladi Apapa ,
3 . Ikenta Records
14 Bright Street,
you can also make postal oder by whatsapp.
For Nigeria and other African countries send whatsapp message to 00 234 802 897 6118.
For European and Asia, North and South America and Australia whatsapp
0049 15210 522 979 .
His new album is set to hit the market soon
the ten track album tittled . The Legend of An Archangel , is release on Hit Town Records Label bassed in Nigeria, Starting with an intro of Taiwo written, performed and produced by himself , which the musician often reffers to as a History Album .
Untill now there is no Afro beat Hip hop Rap Highlife Music in Ika / Agbor Language where the artiste came from this will be the very first of it´s kind says the artiste .
Taiwo Edwards 100%Mr.T is Originally from Delta State of Nigeria ,
The Musician also run his own Programme Naija Groove on German main stream Radio Station 106,5 Radio Leinehertz in Hannover. The Programme is a late Night Show created and presented by Taiwo Edwards which has won him 7 Awards till date.
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