Mr Eazi announces #emPawa30, Mr Eazi is one of the most influential artists in Africa and a key figure in the global rise of afrobeats has launched #Empawa30.
A program that seeks in investing in the next generation of African talent through emPawa Africa, a talent hub program that provides emerging artists with the tools, startup funding and mentorship to become a great deal in the music industry and also an entrepreneur.
Following a successful launch yesterday, #EmPawa30 program will reopen entries starting from Friday, August. 15. This time, 30 African artists will be selected to receive a non-repayable grant to fund their first pro-quality music video. They will also have mentorship, marketing services and other support to launch their international recording career.
To be considered, entrants are asked to upload a short video clip (up to 1 minute in length) to Instagram of themselves performing an original song, cover or freestyle, with the hashtag #emPawa30.
The program will close to submissions on Sept. 15, after which each entry will each be evaluated by Mr. Eazi and his music-industry colleagues. The new cohort of 30 artists will be announced September 30.
In this second phase of the program, artists from the African Diaspora are also encouraged to apply. The #emPawa30 will include 10 artists from Nigeria; 10 artists from other countries on the African continent; and five U.K.-based African artists, with the remaining five spots open to African-born artists in countries around the world, including the U.S. and Canada.