Afrobeats superstar Runtown announces first livestream or virtual music experience as Valentine’s Day gift to fans and tagged it #CountdowntoRuntown which scheduled to take place on Friday, April 2nd 2021
Making the official announcement on his verified social pages, Runtown wrote, “Join me on 2 April 2021 for my first ever virtual show powered by Live Connections. Tickets available from 1 March #CountdownToRuntown.”
The exclusive show, the first of a unique new series featuring Black music artists, will take place on April and is being produced by Live Connections, a new entertainment brand offering a hybrid of live, digital and pre-recorded music-based content, designed for multiple platforms.
Tickets for the not-to-be missed event will be available to purchase from Monday, March 1st 2021.
Nigerian singer-songwriter Runtown, 31, currently one of most influential artists in Africa, following huge hits such as the romantic serenades Mad Over You and For Life, and his philanthropic and social justice efforts, including his very public support of the Global END SARS movement in 2020, announced the incredible news on his social media on Sunday.
The star, who has worked with the likes of Davido, DJ Khaled and Wizkid, boasts nearly seven million followers on social media, said of the exciting announcement:
“This has been a long time coming. Even as the world stays uncertain, the least I can do is keep my fans positive and happy. Looking forward to the most spiritual performance I’ve ever delivered, April 2021.
“This past year has been associated with love and unity, as people have come together to support and uplift each other amid a lot of pain, and this is my contribution to my beloved fans. This is my love letter to them.”
Live Connections have teamed up with Kiswe for Runtown’s virtual experience. A world-leading, cloud based video company, creating real-time live streams to engage digital audiences, Kiswe was responsible for the technology behind online concerts held by Justin Bieber and global K-pop sensations BTS in 2020, with the latter being broadcast to over 993,000 viewers from 191 countries over two days.
Acclaimed video director Meji Alabi is on board as the principal director for the experience.
Runtown is currently working on a body work to be released this year. Thus, he is currently hard at work in the studio and making sure his virtual concert will be a success with improved performances performance, sound, stage effects as well as a surprise ‘guest’ performances.