Host / Performers

Headline Act – DJ Afro B

Afro B, or DJ Afro B, as he’s also known is the hottest, freshest and most popular young Afrobeats DJ in the UK appealing to all generations. Known for his distinctive swag and cheeky personality on and off-air his talents include DJing, singing and dance.

As the creator of a now legendary viral dance craze first seen in his video for ‘Baba God’, which tells the story of two sinners turning to God, he has racked up over 186,000 YouTube views and his video continues to
receive rave reviews due to its inspiring message and
African inspired beats.

He has had hit collaborations with popular UK Afrobeats artists such as Mista Silva, Timbo, Sona SK and teamed up with international artist Selecta Aff for the release of ‘Personal Lover’(2015), that racked up 164,000 listens on Sound cloud.

There’s no doubting Afro B’s success and his growing profile means we are in for a treat as he takes centre stage at Momentum 2015 as the lead act.

Our Host for 2015 – Remel London

Remel London is a bubbly, energetic and fun 25 year old TV & Radio presenter and media personality. Since graduating with a BA Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Leeds in 2010, Remel London has gone on to be a well known and loved tv and radio
presenter and host as well as an online and video
blogger.

Remel London is an inspirational woman. Hard
working, determined and humble. Her success in the
UK entertainment industry has much to do with her
enthusiasm and willingness to learn no matter how much experience she gains along the way.

Our Co-Host for Momentum 2015 – Kae Kurd

Smart, sharp and brilliantly astute, Kae Kurd is a young British-Kurdish stand up. Passionate about making
politics accessible to young people, his comedy
presents beautifully crafted slick routines with
confident cutting-edge flair.

Having already conquered the urban circuit, 2014 saw him make his transition to the mainstream and he now regular performs at leading venues including: Up the Creek, Comedy Cafe, Off the Kerb & Laughing Boy
Comedy Club.

Mandem On The Wall

Mandem on the Wall is an online comedy series about three youths and their daily adventures on their wall.

Mandem on the Wall was founded and produced by JPD3 Entertainment and Fredeo Films in September 2011. Writers Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascott and Dee Kartier, and director Freddie Osborne produced and aired their first episode on 24th December 2011, and have since gone on to release nine episodes receiving 2,500,000 views in just over a year.

The Mandem will be joining us on stage at Momentum 2015 for a performance that will get the young people laughing and talking during and after the show.

We welcome Mandem On The Wall to Momentum 2015.

VIPs – Da Beat Freakz

Da Beat Freakz are two young, talented, Platinum-
selling producers born in New York Queens who will be talking to young people about how to enter the Music industry at this year’s Momentum 2015 Youth
Conference.

Both developed their love of music from playing in church bands and describe themselves as having been ‘hypnotized’ when they first heard the sound of Hip Hop. Their passion has resulted in success and enabled them to work with artists around the world.

Today they have produced multiple No.1 singles for
artists such as Stooshie, Ashton, B.O.B, Alesha Dixon, Usher, Wretch 32 and worked with many more leading names such as Quincy Jones, Dr Dre, Akon, Dr Luke, P.Diddy, Timberland, Cool, Dre and Trak Stars.

Come early as their workshop will be booked up early on the day, We welcome these Platinum selling Music
Producers to Momentum 2015.

PYT

PYT – Pretty Young Things – are a five-piece girl group who’ve been compared to US girl-group Fifth Harmony by none other than Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on this year’s X Factor. With beautiful harmonies and precise vocals they’ve made their mark on X Factor 2015 and are sure to blow the crowds away at Momentum 2015

J’s Dance Factory

J’s Dance Factory – otherwise known as JDF – are a dance collective consisting of young people aged eight to 14. They dance for fun, for fitness and as a way of forming life-long friendships and acquire recognized qualifications along the way.

Combining Street Dance and Hip Hop they’re pumped at the idea of performing at this year’s Youth Conference and will transform any nerves they may have into a knock-out performance at Momentum 2015.

Glitch

Nadine-Rose, otherwise known as Glitch, has been performing since the age of 3 when she appeared in a Lion King production as ‘Nala’. Since then she has starred in a number of theatrical productions and this year has performed in over 30 different venues including Proud Camden, Poetic Unity and BrewFest.

Still only 19, she is passionate about performing and sharing her craft and has run workshops for young people where she has taught them performance techniques and dance routines. This time she’ll be focusing her energies on providing a show stopping performance as a poet at Momentum 2015.

Karnye

Karnye Lambert, now aged 10, has been dancing professionally since the age of four. A naturally gifted performer he’s mastered a number of styles including Bangra, Hip Hop and Jazz.

For Momentum 2015 he’ll be choreographing his own, solo, dance routine and drawing upon his love of Street Dance. With a number of original moves under his belt – including a back flip – we’re sure to be in for a high-flying performance.

Soraya Russell

Soraya Russell is a singer and songwriter from South East London. She has been singing for a number of years and in recent times has performed at the Lewisham Youth Conference and opened Wembley Arena just two months ago.

She is currently working on her EP and will perform a medley of covers at Momentum 2015 that she hopes will have you singing along and – for the more adventurous of you – dancing in the aisles!

Lotte-Jade

“Music is a very important part of our generation and should be used positively” says Lottie Jade and we – the organisers of Momentum 2015 – couldn’t agree more! That’s one of the reasons we’ve signed up this young BRIT School talent who at 17 has been performing her own music for five years and singing for the last 10.

With a number of singing videos posted to YouTube and Instagram (@isthatlottie) you can whet your appetite in advance before experiencing the real thing at Momentum 2015.

Poppie Darcie

Poppie Darcie is a 20 year old singer songwriter from Cambridgeshire. Although her vocal skills are adaptable to suit many genres, Poppie feels at home when singing soulful or jazzy numbers. Poppie was thrilled to be invited to perform at Momentum due to it’s previous successes and hopes she can inspire other people to embrace who they are with the performance she has planned.

Benna

Benna is a 23-year-old spoken word artist. His style is strongly influenced by and borrows elements from growing up amongst some of the best underground rappers from the age of eight.

Fusing observations with his love for storytelling, rhyming and word-play allows him to tell the stories that have been performed in front of hundreds of people at the Roundhouse, with Poetic Unity, and in schools and various open mic events around London.

Benna will be performing a poem that blew away the judges at the Momentum auditions.

Jaredine

Jaredine is a solo singer/ songwriter from Croydon, Her music is predominately r’n b and hip hop based with 90’s and 70’s influences. Jaredine say’s she represent Independence, Femininity and consider herself a pioneer, dedicated to bring back REAL music.

Jaredine will be singing two songs for us at Momentum and will look forward to welcoming her on the day

Natalie Okri

17 year old Singer/songwriter Natalie Okri has been singing for 13years. I love music! It’s my passion, It’s what brings my soul to life. From a young age I’ve been looking up to Beyoncé and tried to follow her vocal flow then looked for my own from where I left off. Natalie will be bringing something different to Momentum 2015 and cant wait to show the audience what she has to offer.

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