Friday, February 15, 2013

American R&B singer, Maxwell to clash with Omawunmi, Bez at Beat FM stage

Valentine’s Day is here again, and in the spirit of the season of love, Radio Station of the year Classic FM 97.3 in its tradition of being at the forefront of Classy events and bringing exciting international acts to Nigeria, have announced plans for “Valentine’s with Maxwell”, the coolest and most exciting evening to remember this first quarter of 2013, to be headlined by Grammy award winning American R&B, funk and neo-soul singer, Maxwell.

Gerald Maxwell Rivera, (born May 23, 1973), known mononymously as Maxwell, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music spans R&B, funk and soul, but he is best known as one of the exemplars of the subgenre neo-soul movement of the latter 1990s.[2] After a hugely successful debut album Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, he released Embrya, Now and a live album MTV Unplugged. After an 8-year hiatus, he returned with the platinum-selling BLACKsummers'night, the first of a trilogy. He has received 12 Grammy nominations with two wins.
“Valentine’s with Maxwell” which is slated for tomorrow, at the Ocean View grounds, Eko Hotel and Suites, will also feature the best of Nigerian musicians on stage including Yinka Davis, Bez, Omawunmi and Black Magic alongside with Maxwell.

Powered by Classic FM 97.3, the radio station that brought Sax sensation, Kenny G to the country in 2011 in association with Sax Appeal. Multi-talented vocalist and musician, Maxwell, will also be visiting the country for the first time ever, and will be thrilling and serenading music lovers with his hit singles which include ‘Ascension (don’t ever wonder)’, ‘this woman’s work’ and ‘Pretty wings’.

Speaking on the much anticipated concert, Classic FM’s  Programme Director, Chico expressed  joy that the fast rising station is bringing to the country another famous R &B funk from America. “We are delighted to bring to our listeners this fabulous Valentine’s gift. It’s going to be a fantastic night – Maxwell – enough said!”
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