SOTACT Entertainment is set to host the Influence of Possibilities Exposé Show (i-OPES) as part of the Music in Africa Live showcase project, a digital live-music performance that will hold at Freedom Park, Lagos, on Sunday, November 21 at 7pm West African Time. The concert will feature touring and tour-ready musicians from Nigeria comprising of four females and three males, namely: Kayefi, M Show, Aderinsola, Bibi, Edaoto, Wura Samba and Seun Olota. Their works capture the descriptive concept of advocacy, activism, consciousness, Pan-Africanism, Trado-Urban savor and futurism.
The Music in Africa Live is an initiative of the Music in Africa Foundation (MIAF) aimed to support African musicians and professionals that traditionally earn a living from live performances but have been affected by the adverse effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions thereof. The project thus aims to support the African Music industry by enabling musicians earning opportunities from digital live performances at a time when many have lost their usual income due to the pandemic, to develop critical skills among professionals to enable them navigate challenges occasioned by the pandemic and to support music advocacy activities on the continent. The project is supported by the Goethe-Institute, Siemens Stiftung and the German Federal Foreign Office in partnership with Music in Africa Foundation (MIAF). The MIAF is a Pan-African, non-profit organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa, with satellite offices in East, West and Central Africa. Its mission is to support the African music sector through promoting knowledge exchange and creating opportunities and capacity for music professionals. The foundation does this in two ways: digitally via the Music In Africa website and offline through training programmes, artist mobility programmes, workshops, concerts, lobbying, conferences and other related initiatives.