Tuesday, 24 April 2012


“#DearArtiste Battle of the Emcees”, a new online competition for young and upcoming rappers has been organized to discover the next generation of rappers in Nigeria. The competition which is a brain child of Fola Folayan, an On-Air-Personality is put together by her pet project, www.dearartiste.com.
The competition which will last for a period of 3weeks, April 22 - May 12, will have a 3 minutes instrumental produced by Tha Suspect of Capital Hill Music, which will be downloaded from www.dearartiste.com  by interested rappers to freestyle on and submit via email to dearartistebattle@gmail.com . The TOP 10 entries which will be selected by a jury will be placed on the Dear Artiste website where people can download, listen and vote for a winner.
However, prizes are only available for the winner and the runner up.  The winner, which will be selected through votes will win; Dear Artiste Branded T-shirt, free CD jacket Design, Online promotion cutting across top 10 music blogs, Free Music Production session by fast rising producer- BabyFresh. While the Runners -up will win; Dear Artiste Branded T-shirt, Free CD jacket design, plus 3 weeks Exclusive hype on Dearartiste.com. All artistes on the TOP 10 get their song on the Dear Artiste playlist, and a chance to perform at the BATTLE OF THE EMCEES after party at SCINTILLA EVENTS CENTER on the 25th of May.
According to Fola Folayan a.k.a “the Boss Lady”,Dear Artiste is committed to providing a platform where fresh talents can get heard and showcase their talents. Dear Artiste is also committed to helping artistes help themselves, by providing advice, motivation, consultancy services, capacity building and training seminars. I believe this competition will raise the next generation of superstars in the Nigerian Music Industry, and that is what Dear Artiste is all about.

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