Alewa House is powering the creator economy in Northern Nigeria by Johnstone Kpilaakaa
In Northern Nigeria, Alewa House is enabling creators to monetize and distribute their content.
As internet penetration continues to grow, content creators are now having an increased number of audiences who are willing to invest their attention and resources in their content...
Introducing Edge Golbador
Edge Golbador is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He describes his style of music as Eclectic.
Edge's influence on the course of modern music cannot be overstated. His work as a songwriter and musician has reverberated across genres. From groundbreaking guitarwork, to an uncanny hitmaking instinct, to shaping the sound of countless artists, he has created a phenomenal musical ground for himself.
“For Your Case” is a MyCribMusic project featuring Afro-fusion singer and producer Beza popularly known as Bezaking by his fans
I have always believed that great poetry should be the voice of reason. When men lacked the language to communicate what they hold in their hearts, they resort to poetry. Younglan's Elbow Room is a touring poem. Its title is misplaced. If I would name this poem, I would call it "Khadiija's Voice". Khadija being an unknown protester that joined in the #EndSars protest of 2020.
by Alewa House, published 4 months, 4 weeks ago
The Jos Festival of Storytelling, an annual festival of the craft, will take place from April 28 to April 30, 2023. Especially powered by Egija Naija, Alewa House, and Everyday Money. The festival will feature a wide range of storytellers and performances that showcase storytelling's potential to uplift, inform, and entertain. Emerging storytellers, actors, dancers, spoken word performers, and authors will all perform during the event. During the festival, there will also be panel discussions, stage performances, and workshops to explore the craft of storytelling and its role in society.
"We're excited to be bringing together such a group of exceptionally talented storytellers and performers for the festival," said the festival's organisers, Omale Abraham. "Storytelling connects people to themselves, their environments and other people and we're excited to showcase the many different ways that stories can be used to create meaningful connections and build understanding."
The festival's opening ceremony will feature a keynote lecture by Profesor Ademiju Bepo Diran, former Head of Department of Theatre Art at the University of Jos, who will speak on the art of performance storytelling. Other festival highlights include performances by spoken word artists Younglan Ceazer, Envoi Vate, and Miss She. Dance by the Eagles, stage plays by Akolo Anthony James, Mark Musa and Omale Abraham and Art Exhibition by Onyechi Christina Ukeni.
In addition to the performances, the festival will include workshops that will explore many aspects of storytelling, such as how to develop appealing narratives and how to execute stories on stage, which will be facilitated by Dorcas Seffy Bello and Omale Abraham (Da Storyteller).
The event is designed to promote storytellers, the African storytelling tradition and Plateau State, as well as imprint the culture of storytelling in the minds of the younger generation, so as to sustain our history, culture and identity as a people.
You are part of US. So please be our guest. Tickets for the event are now available and may be purchased by dialing a number (+234 8142926295). Visit all of our social media handles @egijanaija for additional information on the festival's lineup and itinerary
by Alewa House, published 7 months, 3 weeks ago
As you may have already known, there are very few emerging female artists in the Nigerian music industry and Alewa House seeks to increase this demographic by increasing women participation. On this note, we present to you Herbeembola, the first Afrobeat Artist to ever enrol on the platform.
Herbeembola, with the support of Alewa House, announces the release of their song "Keke".
Keke is set to hit most streaming platforms worldwide on the 10th of February 2023.
We would love your support in allowing an exceptional music artist to reach a wider audience. Even as St. Valentine's love season approaches and love songs are the norm, this artist has a different perspective to unburden with this release.
Her vocal prowess shines forth from the intro, accompanied by an engrossing instrumental, while her message urges a disloyal lover out of her life. The blend of English and Yoruba language on this track is seamless as well as endearing, keeping you wanting more.
Herbeembola (Abimbola Oyewo) boldly launched her music career with a 5 song EP in 2021, including Soul, Pop, Afrobeat, and Dancehall genres. Having sung in the church choir from a young age, Herbeembola has been following a dream of becoming an icon of positive influence through music. She was largely influenced by Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Teni, Kizz Daniel, and very indigenous styles. Her dexterity is however not limited to attracting foreign consumers. It was well established in her last project, and "Keke" is a continuation of the journey of exploring her sound. She is convinced that floating a successful music career is her destined path in life.
Her achievements include Voice 2Rep "Top 10 Finalists Material" from a pool of over 1,000 artists.
You can connect with her on her social media handles as follows
by Alewa House, published 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Welcome to 2023! For us, the year 2022 was about staying low and figuring out what we want our brand to be like in the minds of our audience and listeners. This meant that we didn’t do a lot of online activities, as we were hibernating.
However, Alewa House video, textual and audio streaming platform was still functional and we have compiled all the trending songs, hits and content that kept our platform alive.
What we also didn’t fail to do was use traditional media, JayFM Jos, every Saturday, to play the songs of the top three most streamed, engaged and downloaded songs on Alewa House. This has kept us in the minds of 15 million listeners every weekend. We have also kept our 1 million fans in the know, through our mailing list.
In all, we have had 20 million impressions this year. Below are the creators we would like to recognize for their contribution and partnership with us. Based on stats and figures influenced by actions and in actions of our prestigious community, here are our top creators:
2020 top 10 songs by unique streams, here are they:
2020 to 10 songs by number of unique downloads, here they are:
and finally, to our storytellers, find the top 10 stories for 2022 wrap-up by views including repeated views:
That's it for 2022. Thanks for joining the Nigerian airways, okay... Kidding.. Thanks for reading our newsletters and staying with us through out the year.
by Alewa House, published 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Kenny Wonder is one of the music industry’s most significant unsung heroes. During a career that spanned more than twenty years, he changed the lives of many artists, engineers, mixers, producers, and music lovers in general. Without him, the music industry today would look very different.
He is the most consistent artist and producer and one of the most influential talents in the last two decades. Average fans know him for his greatness as an artist, but he is just as skilled as a music producer.
His musical contributions can be traced back to "Telli Person" for Timaya, and "Cinderela" for Olu maintain. He released his first album "One by One Hit" in 2006, and a jazz compilation, "Saxo-Vaccination" in 2020. These projects were widely accepted with positive reviews all over the world.
In 2022, he released several singles, which included "Smoothie", "Action" featuring Mai Zhafi, and "Hot Inside" featuring Orion.
He has worked with the likes of 2face aka 2Baba, Timaya, Olamide, Phyno, Victoria Kimani, Cecile, Olumaintain, Emma Nyra, Oritsefemi, CDQ, to mention just a few.
He places a strong value on the art of collaboration, which allows him to create entirely different sonic moods for each of his projects.
His latest project, "3in1" is a compilation of three new singles, which he is releasing on the same day. This project contains songs like "Yaro", "Mi Amor", and "Hustling & Balling" featuring KODii S.O.G.
The 3 In 1 project is officially released on the 2nd of December 2022.
by Alewa House, published 1 year, 1 month ago
Before now, content creators could only submit video requests via cloud providers to Alewa House by mail unlike for stories and album/singles. This will change starting from today, Alewa House content creators will now be able to upload and sell videos. Content moderation is still not going away anytime soon. This is because the company has a strong intellectual property protection culture.
Secondly, the updates also comes with a better designed dashboard with detailed analytics for each of content creators' digital assets. Alongside is location insight, since it is very important to know where content creators' audiences come from.
You will also find a detailed breakdown of your earnings on all your digital assets
Our sole aim at Alewa House is to give power to content creators and that is why it is deliberately designed from the onset to allow Content Creators to earn from followers. The first of its kind. Right! The more followers they have, the more money they make. Here is a brief illustration from Singer and Songwriter Edge Golbador:
Spread the word to family, relatives and friends that have digital contents that would like to sell or monetize? Spread the opportunity for content creators to earn for life.