Falz, KCEE, Mayokun, Kaffy, Others, To Thrill Enthusiasts At First African Freestyle Football Championship In Lagos

Feet and Tricks International, organisers of the first ever African Football Freestyle Championship in Africa have assured participants, stakeholders and ardent followers of the sport, that the first ever Championship in Africa scheduled to hold on September 13th -15th, 2018 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos will be one to remember for a long time.

This according to the organisers will have all the trappings of a grand event as all that needs to make it one, has been put in place to ensure that all in attendance get utmost value for their time.

The 2018 Africa Freestyle Football Championship which is being planned as a perfect fusion of freestyle football and entertainment will feature top musical, dance artists and world renowned freestylers. Top among musical and entertainment stars are FALZ De Bad Guy, KCEE, MAYORKUN, VANESSA M’DEE (from Tanzania), SLIMCASE, MR. REAL and the renowned world acclaimed dancer, KAFFY who will bring a lot of colour to the event with a performance that aptly depicts the beautiful culture of Nigeria, the host nation. Other performances include Xplicit and Dream Catchers. The event will be hosted both in English and French by DJ Shoddy and Mimmie, to ensure that French speaking audience are not left out.

Speaking  on the plans for the three-day event , the Chairman, Feet ‘n’ Tricks International, Valentine Ozigbo explained, that preparations have been put in top gear to ensure that the pioneer African Freestyle Football Championship meets all expectations and more. “I want to assure all, that no stone was left unturned to make it world-class and a very memorable one for all the lovers of the sport.

Ozigbo noted that, being the pioneer edition, “Feet ‘n’ Tricks is determined to effectively etch the sports in the minds of football lovers and its stakeholders across Africa.  To this end, we will be engaging African freestyle footballers, sports enthusiasts, sports officials and the general public with the sole aim of creating awareness about freestyle football, providing talented Africans a new platform to showcase their skills to the world and ultimately deepening love for the sport”.

According to Ozigbo, the qualifying rounds and Nigerian championship will hold on September 13th -14th, 2018 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos. After the qualifying rounds, the best 16 male and 8 female freestyle athletes in Africa will emerge to battle it out at the grand finale on September 15, 2018 in a keenly contested competition that is expected to produce the first African male and female Freestyle Football Champions.

“We are excited to pave a new direction for freestyle football in Africa,” said Valentine Ozigbo, Chairman of Feet ‘n’ Tricks International. “Feet ‘n’ Tricks International,  expects at least 120 freestylers from Africa to be represented at this Championship. We will work on the development of African freestyle talent and continually exploit all available resources to create more awareness for the sport and we are grateful to our sponsors and partners.” He added

Co-founder and Head of Partnerships for WFFA, Daniel Wood, expressed love for the energy and passion for freestyle football that can be found all over Africa, “We at the World Freestyle Football Association are so excited to see the best talents from all across Africa come together on one stage and compete for this title. Everyone will be competing for not only the prizes but for some world ranking points too with the winner, of course, putting themselves in a fantastic position to challenge the world’s best. I look forward to seeing you all in September,” he said.

The championship will also host international freestyle professionals; Guinness world record holder, Iya Traore of France and Female freestyler, Raquel Benetti from Brazil. Prizes worth over $50,000 (Fifty Thousand Dollars) which includes a brand new salon car as well as qualification and sponsorship for the global championship will be won.

This event is proudly sponsored by Heritage Bank, Sprite, Startimes GAC Motors, MTN, Startimes, FIRS, Air Peace among many others

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Child Of The World: Nigerians Hail Falz Over Sexual Violence Video

Nigerians and the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) have lauded singer, Folarin Falana a.k.a Falz for addressing sexual violence in his latest music video.

The reactions came after the award wining artiste announced the release of the video titled “Child of the world” on his social media platform @falzthebahdguy FALZ – “Child Of The World” official video out”

According to DSVRT, it acknowledged Falz’s effort to speak up about “real life issues” on their official twitter account.

@DSVRT “We would like to use this medium to appreciate Falz for spreading the word on Sexual Abuse in the recently released video for his song, Child of the World.

“Together we will tackle this menace. Thank you for pointing Survivors in the direction of Help and Justice @falzthebahdguy”.

There has been a popular demand for Nigerian music artistes to use their art to speak on issues affecting the Nigerian society and lifestyle.”

While Some Nigerians took to Twitter to praise the idea behind the music video others called on more artistes to do same .

@iambussie “In a country where we got artiste doing songs and videos just for the commercial value, its rare to see the kind of Falz”.

@alpha_jenner “Falz touched sexual harassment, HIV/AIDS and suicide all at once with Child of The World. So far Falz seems to be doing everything as an artist to speak against societal problems”.

@elsieisy “Our celebrities don’t speak on social issues,

Let’s pay attention to the ones speaking up in an amazing way”

@ifol_ “From child of the world to this is Nigeria to whatever the next project is we just want you to know we your fans at proud of you”.

@t_riumphant “Cool how Falz could treat topics like rape, HIV and suicide in one video.Child of the world is lit”.

@ecstacy “Falz is touching important subjects with his music and that my people, is outstanding”

#Childoftheworld”.

@michealeyitayo “The message in this video is so deep and encouraging our society needs more musicians like you @falzthebahdguy #ChildOfTheWorld”.

“@wojayz “Falz is a great guy that uses music to communicate on real issues, #ChildOfTheWorld video is a masterpiece. Beautifully executed, I had been anticipating a video, and yes, I worried that it may not interpret the message well Kemi Adetiba did a fantastic job”.

Meanwhile, Kemi Adetiba the music video director, thanked Nigerians for the feedback on the new video as it is currently YouTube’s number 1 trending video.

“Overwhelmed by the avalanche of messages and reposts on the new “Child of the World” video

It felt great to go back to where it all started… Music Videos.

Thanks to Falz for being an incredible Artiste, an amazing song, and thinking I was the one able to interpret it.

Thank you to Toyin Abraham and Bambam for giving up their precious time and bending to my creative madness.

Thank you to those clicking to watch. I see what you’re doing to the numbers And it isn’t even 24 hours yet’” Adetiba said.

(NAN)

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