Sunday, 25 May 2014


In a timely response to the global call for the release of the abducted Chibok girls and the restoration of peace in Nigeria, galaxy of stars under the umbrella of 2face Idibia's Million Voices for Peace (MVP) project have recorded a song to articulate their call for peace and unity in a bid to raise funds to support the work of the Nigerian Red Cross.

MVP on this song features 2face Idibia, Precision Productions (Trinidad & Tobago), Samini (Ghana), K-Slim, PKD, Squadee (New Jersey), Spyke, Sound Sultan, Essence, Soul Bang’s (Guinea), Righteousman, Jo El, Ferre Gola (DRC), Bassey Ikpi, Rocksteady and Machel Montano (Trinidad & Tobago).

While speaking on the subject, Idibia stated thus: "The call for the safe return of the Chibok Girls and real work towards peace building must be sustained. This is just another step in the journey towards the promotion of peace and unity in our nation and the world."

According to Efe Omorogbe of Now Muzik/Hypertek Digital/960 MG, coordinator of the project, “This is coming at a very crucial time when the reality of the situation has hit everyone really hard. This wonderful group of patriots, supported by their brothers from the sub continent and the Caribbean have done one better than tweet and shout. We believe the message will reach the people and that proceeds from sales will help the work of the Red Cross. We also intend to help mobilize volunteers to turn up and assist the Red Cross and NEMA in their humanitarian efforts”.

We sincerely thank the artistes and producers for their contribution and also acknowledge the invaluable support of Mamadie Kobele Keita, Winnie Kigara, Kasey Phillips, Keke Ogungbe, Pamela Braid, Leslie Quaynor, Sola Animashaun, Emma Eboigbe, Justin Ukaegbu, Jemimah Odolo and the team at Now Muzik, Hypertek Digital/960 Music Group as well as the 2face Idibia Reach-Out Foundation.

The Artistes featured on the project are:

MACHEL MONTANO:  Arguably the biggest Soca artiste in the Caribbean, Montano has recorded astounding success as a recording and performing artiste -  from dominating the charts alone and with such as Beenie Man, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, Vybz Kartel, Buju Banton, Pitbull, and Busta Rhymes to name a few to selling out venues like New York's Madison Square Garden.

PRECISION PRODUCTIONS: Precision Productions established and run by Kasey Phillips and Nikholai Greene, this Trinidadian born production duo has scored countless hits and established their name all across the Caribbean.

KASEY PHILIPS: Kasey "KC" Phillips is the son of legendary producer, guitarist and engineer Mr. Kenny Phillips of Trinidad and Tobago has been producing & engineering since the age of 12 years after practically growing up and living in his dad's studio from infancy. He currently works with most of the top Soca artistes of Trinidad & Tobago, producing, mixing, mastering & engineering.

SAMINI: Formerly known as Batman Samini, is a multi-award winning Ghanaian Dancehall artiste. He has performed alongside international artistes like Sean Paul, Akon, Kevin Little, Shaggy, Wayne Wonder, Jay Z, Damien Marley, Bennie Man, and Chaka Demus & Pliers.

SQUADEE: Squadee is an Afro/Hip-Hop group based in New Jersey. The group consists of four members SkiDazzit, Jimmy Dorgan, Mike Kensah, & Austino. Team SQ is on the quest to becoming the first African group to have members from different countries coming together to deliver a unique sound fusing the Nigerian and Ghanaian music flavors into one.

SOUND SULTAN: One of the Pioneers of Urban Nigerian Music, his career in show business started professionally in the 90’s. He started hosting shows in order to raise money for studio sessions. He has six albums to his credit, all released to critical acclaim. He is a known associate of Haitian emcee, Wyclef Jean.

SOUL BANG’S: Souleymane Bangoura, better known by the stage name Soul Bang's was born in 1992 in Conakry, Guinea. He kicked off his career in early 2000’s, influenced by artists such as R. Kelly, Craig David, amongst others.
With an album and a mixtape to his credit, he is currently in the USA working on his new album, to be released later this year.

ESSENCE: A gifted singer, and one of the best female vocalists in the Nigerian music scene. With a career that has spanned over a decade, the Kennis Music artiste remains an inspiration to many females in the game today.

BASSEY IKPI: Bassey Ikpi is a  poet/writer who was a featured cast member of the National Touring Company of the Tony Award winning Broadway show, Russell Simmon's Def Poetry Jam. Not a stranger to the stage, Bassey began her career when she was cast on BET’s Teen Summit as a teenager. Her poetry has also opened shows by Grammy Award winning artists, has earned her an appearance on the NAACP Image Awards as part of a tribute to Venus and Serena Williams, and has positioned her as a featured performer for Johannesburg, South Africa's annual arts festival, Joburg Arts Alive.

RIGHTEOUSMAN: A music veteran with over two decades of experience, his genre of expression is reggae. He is signed to Tongues of Unity Entertainment Company

JOE EL: A talented singer/songwriter emerged winner of the Centage Star talent hunt show and earned himself a Kennis Music deal. He has since dropped singles that have reaffirmed his claim to a top spot in the fast growing Nigerian music scene.

PKD: A member of Loose Kollective, this gifted emcee/writer comes across as a seasoned vet even though he is quiet new on the scene. PKD is a member of Loos Kollectiv, under the wings of Now Muzik.

K-SLIM: Is one of the exciting new talents tipped for stardom in the near future. Selected by a panel that included the legendary 2face Idibia at the maiden edition of Anambra Talent Hunt put together by Hon. Tony Oneweek, this hot singer/songwriter proved his mettle by working with co-writer Efe Omorogbe to lay the foundation for the "Break the Silence" song.

SPYKE: Now Muzik Recordings’ in-house producer, he is also a songwriter. He is responsible for vocal arrangement of the song "Break the Silence".

ROCKSTEADY : With his distinct booming voice and dancehall tainted R&B melodies, Rocksteady is the young vet that holds his audience spell bound each time his seizes the stage. Signed to 2face Idibia's Hypertek Digital, Rocksteady is sure ready to make his mark on the highest level.

2FACE: Multi-award winning singer/songwriter and Africa’s biggest urban music export widely credited as the strongest force behind the bold new sonic direction of the modern urban sound of Africa.




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