On Sunday, 16th August 2020, Vocal Zoom’s very first episode, a Live Virtual Music show featuring African vocalists debuted through Zoom – a video conference platform. The show is powered by Smithworks Media and is designed to celebrate the radiance of African vocals as guests who are resident in Africa, North America & Europe all dialed in for the debut episode to participate in the highly entertaining show.
While speaking on the show as a guest, Dewunmi Vokalz, a Nigerian singer, Nutritionist & Language Instructor based in Novosibirsk, Russia, acknowledged that the Nigerian music industry is making Nigerians worldwide proud of the quality of the sounds being created regularly. He claims however that there is still room for change as he encouraged singers to keep the bar high. “People here love to sing and dance to Nigerian songs; and when they ask me to show them some of our dance moves & lyrics, I feel proud as an African,” he added.
The show featured interesting segments such as the Lifestyle gists of African Celebrities, freestyle sessions, Tips for vocal improvement, Discussions around Music business among other interest-sustaining elements. It paraded highly talented vocalists like Nigeria’s JamieGold & Deji Sanusi, USA’s Kenny; and one of Russia’s most sought-after singer – Dewunmi Vokalz who all graced the show with their individual creative delights.
Sauti Sol from Kenya, South Africa’s The Joy Music Acapella crew, Zimbabwe’s Nobuntu Music, Ivory Coast’s Heaven Singers Acapella group and Uganda’s Harmonics are some of the African Vocal powerhouses listed to feature in subsequent episodes of the series.
Vocal Zoom aims to create an appreciation outlet for African voices by hosting African descent vocalists across various genres including Afrobeat, Gospel music, R&B, AfroJazz, Afro-pop, Raggae, Juju, Fuji, Afro soul etc.
ABOUT VOCAL ZOOM: Vocal Zoom is Africa’s first virtual live series that focuses on the beauty of African vocalists living both within and outside Africa. It seeks to comb the nooks and cranny of the continent and promote breath-taking local content by putting Africans’ vocal dexterity on the world map. The series will host Singers, songwriters, music critics, producers etc that are of African-descent.