U.S. Spinlet – the largest provider of quality music on the go in Africa has supported the Nigerian Entertainment Awards, NEA by hosting an exclusive gala for stakeholders in the Diaspora. The Spinlet and NEA exclusive gala which took place at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts in Manhattan, United States, celebrated the best and brightest that Nigerian and African music has to offer.
L – R NEA Awards Co-Founder & Producer,DJ Zimo; CEO, Spinlet, Nkiru Balonwu; Beat FM OAP, Jimmie Akinsola, Sahara Reporters OAP, Toyosi Phillips; Executive Producer, NEA Awards, Tope Esan; and Spinlet General Counsel/Head, Business Development, Rotimi Fawole at the Spinlet NEA Gala
which held at the Pranna Restaurant, New York City, U.S.
The gala which also brought together over 60 US-based African Entertainment promoters, media, influencers and other entertainment business executives provided an opportunity to welcome guests to the Awards, networking opportunities for entertainment executives and increase conversation on the evolution of the African music industry.
CEO of Spinlet, Nkiru Balonwu, said that Spinlet’s support of the NEA is another intervention to expand its scope and outlook whilst catering to the international community and bringing a diverse catalogue of music from Africa and the rest of the world to the US.
“Spinlet’s catalogue of African and international music is proving popular on a global basis. Digital distribution has made it easier for international audiences to discover and enjoy music from anywhere in the world. We are seeing increasing interest for artists and albums outside of the mainstream, and are very proud to be helping audiences to discover new musical experiences,” said Balonwu.
Furthermore, she added that, “the future of music is mobile and also global as we continue to see consumers increasingly pull in tracks from artists based all around the world. It’s time to support the continent.”
According to Tope Esan, NEA‘s Executive Producer, the gala affirms the organization’s mission of creating awareness for African entertainment and promoting Nigerian artistes on the international stage.
L-R CEO, Spinlet, Nkiru Balonwu, DJ Take and Spinlet General Counsel/Head, Business Development,
Rotimi Fawole at the Spinlet NEA Gala which held at the Pranna Restaurant, New York City, U.S.
Stakeholders commended the partnership and encouraged the companies to continue to drive similar efforts on a larger scale to provide an easy link to Africa through music. Other entertainment personalities who were in attendance at the upscale event include Yinka Adegoke, Editor of Quartz Africa, Africa McClain, Live Events Coordinator of Times Inc., Anie Akpe, Founder Innov8tiv Magazine, Toyosi Phillips of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Fred Allison of Grafton Entertainment, Mr. Musi Oridami of Big Moose Entertainment. Spinlet, through its web and mobile app platform continues to innovate to provide cutting edge music services and seek opportunities to partner with organizations that encourage music from Africa.
Spinlet is the number one music streaming service in Africa – and for African music – with 1.7m global downloads to date. With a growing catalogue of music from different genres and different territories around the world, Spinlet offers a diverse mobile music offering across the globe. For more information, visit www.spinlet.com.
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