Weeks after releasing thefirst ever EME all star album, Empire Mates State of Mind . Wizkid, Banky W, Skalesand other EME acts have kicked off the label’s debut US tour.
The long anticipatedmulti city tour began on American Independence day, Wednesday, July 4 and willend on Sunday September 2, 2012.
According to EME,the tour will cover nine states in North America including New York, Chicago,Texas, and Atlanta.
Banky W, Wizkid,Skales, Rotimi, XO and other EME stars will also touchdown in the Canadian cityof Toronto.
On Wednesday July 4,Banky W, Skales, Rotimi and Wizkid kicked off the North-American tour with anamazing performance in Houston. Three days later with the exception of Banky W,the EME boys also hit Dallas. On Thursday July, 20 Wizkid and Skales willperform in Toronto. The tour heads back to America with Banky W, Wizkid, Skalesand Rotimi performing in New York City.
EME associate andrapper XO Senavoe joins the train on Saturday August 18 in Atlanta. The EME crewperforms in Washington DC, Chicago and New York which wraps up the tour. TheNorth-American involves two of the Empire Mates Entertainment associates;Rotimi and XO Senavoe.
XO Senavoe is ahalf-Nigerian, half-Ghanaian rapper who has been making a name for himselfthanks to his unique and rapid wordplay. The upcoming rapper has gotten hugeco-signs from established acts such as Banky W and M.I. Last year he featuredin the historic Nigerian BET Awards Cypher which included Mode 9, Sauce Kid,M.I, Ice Prince and Naeto C. This year he was one of the promising acts thatfeatured on M.I Abaga’s Illegal Music 2mixtape.
Rotimi is anAmerican singer with Nigerian heritage. He was born in the city of New Jersey22 years ago. His love for music started when his father started exposing himto the music of the late great Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Reggae icon Bob Marley.At the age of 15 Rotimi wowed the Apollo Theatre crowd and won the first placeposition on Amateur Night. Later on he joined a group called NBH made up of twoof Jay-Z’s cousins. He is presently recognized as one of the brightestup-coming multi talented artistes in the American entertainment industry.
The label is alsoworking on a pan-Nigeria tour, with details to be announced this summer.
Full EME Tour Schedule
July 4 – Houston(Banky W/Wizkid/Skales/Rotimi) Presented by EME, Jr ‘The Mayor’ Martins, Felaof It’s On Fashion
July 7 – Dallas(Wizkid/Skales/Rotimi) presented by Big A Ent and Townkrier
July 20 – Toronto,Canada (Wizkid/Skales) presented by Microbell Ent
July 21 –Vancouver, Canada – presented by Microbell Entertainment
July 28 – NYC(Banky W/Wizkid/Skales/Rotimi) presented EME and Audacyti Ent
July 29 –Providence, Rhode Island – A charity event presentedby HP Family Entertainment
Aug 10 – Mpls(Wizkid/Skales/Rotimi) presented by AQ2 Ent
Aug 11 – Calgary(Wizkid/Skales) presented by Microbell Ent
Aug 18 – ATL (BankyW/Wizkid/Skales/Rotimi/XO) presentedby EME, Konvict, Mr De Ja Vu & Takeover DJs
Aug 25 – DC (BankyW/Wizkid/Skales/Rotimi/XO) presented by EME
Sept 1 – Chicago(Banky W/Wizkid/Skales/Rotimi/XO) presented by EME and Afrobeat Productions
Sept 2.NYC/NEA (BankyW/Wizkid/Skales/Rotimi/XO)