« Life School », 2ème album de Segun OLA

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« Life School », 2ème album de Segun OLA

<p> <em>Segun Ola is launching its second album "Life School" involving artists from Africa and Europe. This album is the result of 10 years of discovery and intercultural exchanges of the artist.</em></p> <p>  </p> <p>      <img alt="Shegun_019c_copie-1453286333" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269312/Shegun_019c_copie-1453286333.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>INTRODUCTION</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> 10 years after "<em>Alawodudu</em>" (African, do not forget where you come from), his first live album released in 2006, the musician and singer Segun Ola is soon releasing his second disc.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Called <strong>"Life School"</strong>, the artist's second audiobook is made of 12 tracks performed in Yoruba, French and English languages, which <strong>will associate artists from West Africa and Europe</strong> (in featuring).</p> <p>  </p> <p> Some tracks have already been "tested" in front of the public who has welcomed them warmly.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Watch the Video</strong> of "Segun Ola &amp; Band" extract at the Festival "Nacht der Kultur" in Schweinfurt (Germany, 2013) and <strong>specifically an extract of the track "Ife" from the Album “Life School” (from 3'05'')</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2F7OhEfVaDmqo%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D7OhEfVaDmqo&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F7OhEfVaDmqo%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>THE ARTIST</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="2-img_0634-1453284756" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269294/2-IMG_0634-1453284756.JPG"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="3-balance_173_copie-1453284802" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269295/3-Balance_173_copie-1453284802.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Segun Ola is a multidisciplinary artist: </strong>author, actor, director, acrobat, juggler, magician, poet and musician. Native of Lagos, Nigeria, and living in Cotonou, Benin, Segun Ola has been initiated since his teens to different forms of artistic expression, in contact with renowned artists he drew energy and learned a lot from in music, film and drama.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Watch a presentation of the artist on this video!</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="405" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FOLSqtIR5rLk%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DOLSqtIR5rLk&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FOLSqtIR5rLk%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>His first album, "</strong><strong><em>Alawodudu</em></strong><strong>"</strong>, recorded in live in 2005 and released in 2006, was promoted on various occasions during <strong>concerts in Benin and Europe</strong> (Alimentation Générale in Paris in 2014, Café Congo in Kortrijk in Belgium in 2014, etc.) and <strong>on the occasion of several festivals</strong> (Festival "Trefpunt Festival - Gentse Feesten 45ste" in Belgium in 2014, the festival "Kultur der Nacht" in Schweinfurt in Germany in 2013).</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="4-seg_031_copie-1453285044" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269299/4-Seg_031_copie-1453285044.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Experience in African musical mix ...</strong> Segun Ola has already initiated multicultural projects promoting innovative musical alliances: it was the case in 2014 with his “<strong>Mix Afrobeat Mandingue” project</strong>, a creation resulting from a musical mix between Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Benin that concretized in a concert on the 11th of July 2014 at the French Institute of Cotonou.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="5-mix_afrobeat_mandingue-1453285089" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269300/5-Mix_Afrobeat_mandingue-1453285089.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>« LIFE SCHOOL » CREATION</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Introduction of Segun Ola on the "school of life" he experiences in the streets:</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img src="https://wazaonline2.global.ssl.fastly.net/sites/wazaonline.com/files/segun-ola1.jpg"></p> <p> <a href="https://wazaonline.com/fr/rencontres-et-profils/segun-ola-tout-appris-dans-la-rue">Segun Ola a tout appris dans la rue</a><a href="https://wazaonline.com">Waza</a> - Originaire du Nigéria, Segun Ola fait de la polyvalence artistique son point fort. Danseur, acrobate, chanteur, il nous raconte, dans cette émission de Rencontres et Profils, son univers.  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>"Life School", an inspiration beyond the borders ...</strong> “Life School” is the sum of 10 years of musical career, 10 years of research, meetings, learning, concerts, festivals. It is the fruit of experience gained during this time by the author, Segun Ola, a former street child who became a confirmed artist with multiple talents.</p> <p>  </p> <p>                                                                  <img alt="6-photo_mini-1453285386" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269305/6-Photo_mini-1453285386.jpg"></p> <p> <em>"In short, all that is material seems vey small. The most fabulous thing that can exist is to learn from nature, life and mankind that were created by God, with the elements Fire, Water, Air and Earth. In the street, I met the light, the sounds, the beautiful decor, all of which enhance the intelligence, manners, knowledge and know-how. The story is in the past and only the lessons to draw from life remain for life and must push to go far in the projects. In a word, life is a school and people need to realize that." - </em><strong>Segun Ola</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>A multicultural production:</strong> “Life School” is a 12-tracks album composed from different universes, executed in Yoruba, French and English languages, and associating a variety of artists from Africa and Europe.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>TRACKLIST : </strong></p> <p> 01. Ranmilowo</p> <p> 02. Iyani wura</p> <p> 03. Owamilo</p> <p> 04. Ifè</p> <p> 05. Ogbon</p> <p> 06. Captivity</p> <p> 07. Street School</p> <p> 08. Only Jah know</p> <p> 09. Tes yeux et les miens</p> <p> 10. Unite</p> <p> 11. Melow Junction</p> <p> 12. Lolon</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>Creation process</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>A travelling recording process between Africa and Europe: </strong>the recording of the various tracks of the Album will be done in 5 African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria) and 3 European countries (France, Belgium, Germany) with the following artists:</p> <p>  </p> <p> &gt;&gt; <strong>AFRICA: BENIN:</strong> Zeynab Habib, Don Metok, Gangbé Brass Band - Musicians: Fifi FENDA (Electric Guitar), Ivan (bass), Jimmy (Drums), John (Percussion), Jean (keyboard), David (Saxophone) Willy (Trumpet), Raphael (Trombone), Estelle (chorus) // <strong>BURKINA FASO</strong>: Baba Commandant, Joey le Soldat // // <strong>GHANA</strong> <strong>NIGERIA</strong>: Fela Kuti &amp; Egypt 80 / TOGO: King Mensah and many others ... !</p> <p>  </p> <p> &gt;&gt; <strong>EUROPE</strong>: <strong>GERMANY</strong> // <strong>FRANCE</strong> // <strong>BELGIUM</strong>: Artists to discover very soon!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The creation period</strong> will take place between February and May 2016:</p> <p> Ö     <strong>February</strong>: Recording of 5 tracks in Benin</p> <p> Ö     <strong>March</strong>: Recording Tour in Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana and Nigeria</p> <p> Ö     <strong>April-May</strong>: Recording of tracks in France, Belgium and Germany</p> <p>  </p> <p>                        <img alt="7-photo-1453285659" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269307/7-photo-1453285659.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> After the rehearsals and recording of different tracks in the 8 countries, the mixing and mastering of the disc will be held in Belgium.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The French Institute of Benin (IFB) </strong>in Cotonou, historical partner of Segun Ola, has already committed to host the <strong>concert of launching of the album that will be held on July 2nd, 2016</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p>        <img alt="8-seg_095b_copie-1453285770" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269309/8-Seg_095b_copie-1453285770.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Following this, Segun Ola will go on an international tour in West Africa and Europe from summer 2016 !! Get ready to mark your calendars!!</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Moreover, <strong>a promotional booklet <em>"Zoom on Segun Ola"</em></strong> will also be created: it will consist of a text presentation of the artist's productions and a CD with videos of his former projects and compilation of rushes of the “making of” of the album.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>This multicultural and multi-countries production makes this project a real challenge and that is why Segun needs your support!!!</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="9-photo_3-1453285806" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269310/9-photo_3-1453285806.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Counterparts</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> To thank you for your generous contribution, we propose a wide variety of counterparts, at the level of various possibilities:</p> <p>  </p> <p> Ø  sticker promoting the album</p> <p> Ø  autographed CD</p> <p> <img alt="Photo_album1-1453286428" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269313/photo_album1-1453286428.jpg"></p> <p> Ø  the t-shirt of the concert (limited edition!!)</p> <p> Ø  the poster of the launching concert </p> <p> <img alt="Photo_affiche_copie-1453286530" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269315/photo_affiche_copie-1453286530.jpg"></p> <p> Ø  invitations to the launching concert, etc.</p> <p>  </p> <p> And for the most generous, very special counterparts:</p> <p>  </p> <p> Ø  exclusive access to one of the rehearsals prior to recording (available in each of the 8 capitals of the countries to be visited: Cotonou, Ouagadougou, Lomé, Accra, Lagos, Bruxelles, Paris et Bonn)</p> <p> Ø  a private concert during the 2016 tour (same as above, if out of the cities, plan to take care of additional travel and accommodation costs) </p> <p> Ø  the creation of a personalized song!!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>SEGUN OLA </strong></u><u><strong>CONTACTS</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p>     <img alt="Dsc00724_copie-1453286614" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269316/DSC00724_copie-1453286614.JPG"></p> <p>  </p> <p> SEGUN OLA MUSIC PRODUCTION</p> <p> Tel. : +229 21 03 04 56</p> <p> Cel. : +229 61 13 18 12 / 95 95 89 58</p> <p>  </p> <p> Address : 01 BP 6474 Cotonou BENIN</p> <p> Email : segolacreation@yahoo.fr</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Facebook Segun Ola Officiel</strong></p> <p> <a href="https://web.facebook.com/SegunOlaOfficiel/">https://web.facebook.com/SegunOlaOfficiel/</a></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Myspace Segun Ola</strong></p> <p> <a href="https://myspace.com/segunola">https://myspace.com/segunola</a></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Segun Ola Google +</strong></p> <p> <a href="https://plus.google.com/101413051980202296523/posts">https://plus.google.com/101413051980202296523/posts</a></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>REVUE DE PRESSE SEGUN OLA</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> « Segun Ola nous a fait voyager à travers l’Afrique et ses multiples couleurs musicales (...) La petite touche béninoise était au rendez-vous pour parfaire cette idée panafricaniste de la musique. Zeynab, invitée surprise à ce festin musical, a conquis le sourire de tout le public par son duo émouvant avec Segun. L’Afrique demeure culturellement riche, l’artiste nous l’a démontré» - Charles Amoussou, Magazine <em>Grand Public </em>(Bénin), 5 août 2014</p> <p>  </p> <p> « From street kid to mentor. Segun is a man of many parts. He is an acrobat, actor, artiste, a comedian, magician and workshop organiser. » - Maurice Archibong, <em>Daily sun</em> (Nigeria), 9 février 2012</p> <p>  </p> <p> « His talent and creativity developed and he represented Lagos State Ministry of Arts and Culture at the National Festival of Arts (NAFEST) between 1995 and 1996 » - Justice Ilevbare et Mary Ekah, <em>The Satursday Newspaper </em>(Nigeria), 25 avril 2009</p> <p>  </p> <p> « Segun Ola est un jeune artiste de la scène montante du Bénin et du Nigéria. Ses chansons sont un mélange de jazz, de high life, de reggae et d’afro traditionnelle. Son jeu scénique, sa voix puissante et la pertinence des thématiques chantées en langue yoruba, fon, mina, anglais et français mettent en exergue la densité de son art » - Archives <a href="http://archives-lepost.huffingtonpost.fr/article/2009/04/15/1496491_segun-ola-alawo-dudu.html">lepost huffingtonpost.fr</a>, 15 avril 2009</p> <p>  </p> <p> « Dompter le feu, jouer de la magie ou de la comédie, danser ou balancer un toast ragga d’une voix profonde, chanter sur une rythmique afrobeat ou bluesy, et même slammer… Segun Ola peut tout faire » - Émission Afrik’art, magazine des abonnés, Canal + Horizon, août 2008</p> <p>  </p> <p> « Au Bénin, Segun Ola a enregistré un album live, entre ciel et terre, entre afrobeat, blues et funk, avec un détour reggae en Français. Cet opus, Alawodudu («Africain n'oublie pas d'où tu viens»), est l'ultime preuve que ce qui est invisible pour les yeux ne l'est pas pour les oreilles... » - Élodie Maillot, Mondomix (France), janvier-février 2008</p> <p>  </p> <p> « <em>Alawodudu</em>, une signature de la bête de scène Segun Ola » - Jacques Laleye, L’option info (Bénin), 30 octobre 2006</p> <p>  </p> <p> « Tout le monde y trouve son compte et personne ne se lasse d’écouter et de vivre l’énergie artistique dont regorge ce musicien-chanteur à l’humour facile en embrassant le vécu quotidien et en dénonçant les manœuvres politiciennes qui ont cours en Afrique » - Claude Urbain Plagbeto, Le Républicain (Bénin), 30 octobre 2006</p> <p>  </p> <p> « Sur scène, le musicien-chanteur accorde la World Music, allie savoir-faire et imagination créative à la comédie comme à la danse » - Claude Urbain Plagbeto, Le Républicain (Bénin), 14 décembre 2005</p> <p>  </p> <p> « Son jeu scénique, sa voix acidulée et la pertinence des thématiques à l’allure du célèbre Fela Anikulakpo Kuti mettent en exergue la densité de son art » - Rock Akpoli, Quotidien Nokoué (Bénin), 5 mars 2005</p> <p>  </p> <p>       <img alt="Photo1_copie-1453286714" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/269317/PHOTO1_copie-1453286714.JPG"></p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> The multicultural nature of this album makes its production costs higher than a "classic" album, but it is what makes the project culturally rich and unusual!! Therefore Segun Ola needs your help to complete this adventure!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The total budget for the creation is 13,238 Euros.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> The main expenses of the project are:</p> <p> Ø Artistic creation of the album (recording, mixing, mastering + jacket and graphics printing / duplicating of the CD): 9610 Euros</p> <p> Ø West Africa Transportation (from Benin to Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria): 168 Euros</p> <p> Ø Accommodation costs in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria): 640 Euros</p> <p> Ø Europe Transportation (from Benin to France, Germany and Belgium): 1140 Euros</p> <p> Ø Accommodation costs in Europe (France, Germany and Belgium): 1680 Euros</p> <p>  </p> <p> The artist Segun Ola will <strong>contribute 1500 Euros to the overall budget</strong> and is mobilizing additional funding from its institutional network in Benin, especially among sponsors that have partnered with him in recent years (French Institute of Benin, French Lycée in Nigeria, French Alliance of Lagos, Cultural Space Gambidi Burkina Faso, Africa Art, Kauris of Afrik, AfricaFun, etc.)</p> <p>  </p> <p> We are seeking <strong>support from the Kiss Kiss Bank Bank community for an amount of 7 500 Euros</strong>, that represents a little bit over 50% of the total budget.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The funds that will be raised through our generous Kiss Kiss Bank Bank community will be used to support the following expenses:</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><em>Under the budget line "artistic creation of the album" <strong>6180 Euros</strong>: </em></u></p> <p> Ø Recording of 12 songs: 12 * 385 = 4620 Euros</p> <p> Ø Mixing of 12 pieces: 12 * 50 = 600 Euros</p> <p> Ø Mastering Album: 12 * 80 = 960 Euros</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><em>Under the budget line "transport and accommodation Europe": <strong>1320 Euros</strong>: </em></u></p> <p> Ø Transport France-Belgium-Germany: 3 * 100 = 300 Euros</p> <p> Ø A portion of the hosting fees of the artist in Europe (equivalent to 12.75 days): 12.75 * 80 = 1020 Euros</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>If we exceed the amount targeted :-)</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> The total budget announced in the introduction covers all the costs necessary for the making of the album in partnership with artists of different countries and also includes the duplication of copies of the album once finalized. If luckily the amount raised exceeds what we had initially expected, we can then take cover additional expenses such as:</p> <p> Ø expenses relating to the launch operation of the album (e.g. communication)</p> <p> Ø the expenses related to the various tours of the artist following the official launching of the Album</p> <p>  </p>



Thanks on the official Facebook page of Segun Ola

Estimated delivery: July 2016


Sticker promoting the new album “Life School” + previous counterparts

Estimated delivery: July 2016


Autographed CD of the new album “Life School” by Segin Ola + previous counterparts

Estimated delivery: July 2016


    Signed poster of the concert launch of the new album “Life School” + Previous counterparts

    Estimated delivery: July 2016


      T-shirt promoting the new album “Life School” + Previous counterparts

      Estimated delivery: July 2016


        1 invitation to the launch concert of the new album "Life School" (or a concert of the tour in Africa / Europe from summer 2016) + Previous counterparts

        Estimated delivery: June 2016


          1-hour introduction course to percussion by Segun Ola (from July 2016 for Cotonou and during the Africa/Europe Tour of Segun Ola for other cities: Ouagadougou, Lomé, Accra, Lagos, Bruxelles, Paris and Bonn) + Previous counterparts


            Booklet "Zomm on Segun Ola" + personalized thank inscribed inside the booklet + Previous counterparts (except introduction course to percussion)

            Estimated delivery: July 2016


              Exclusive participation to a rehearsal prior to recording of songs from the new album (in the cities of the recording tour: Cotonou, Ouagadougou, Lome, Accra, Lagos, Brussels, Paris and Bonn) + previous counterparts (except initiation percussion)

              Estimated delivery: July 2016


                Private concert of the artist at the occasion of the Africa / Europe tour from summer 2016: Cotonou, Ouagadougou, Lome, Accra, Lagos, Paris, Brussels, Bonn (or other city to be defined later). Sound system costs are to be added. If the kiss kiss banker is not located in one of these cities, add travel and accommodation costs. + Thanks on the cover of the album "Life School" + previous counterparts (except initiation percussion)


                  Customized song created for you (the kiss kiss banker will also attend the rehearsal of the song and its recording) + Interpretation of the song by Segun Ola and 2 of its musicians in a place to define (provide the sound system, and if the place is out of the cities of the 2016 tour, add the costs of travel and accommodation) + Thanks on the cover of the album "Life School" + previous counterparts (except the private concert of the artist)

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