My name is Wunmi, i am planning to go to Accra,Ghana,Feb 2010 to record my sophomore album.I would love your support to make my dream album come true!
Greetings friends, fans and Family,
To those of you who don't know me, I am an independent British/African singer/songwriter, dancer and fashion designer living abroad in Brooklyn, NY.
I am going to Ghana, Africa to record my sophomore album. Over the next 2 and a half months (Nov 21st - Feb 7th), I will attempt to raise $15,500 with your help. Kickstarter.com website allows fans like you to pledge at different levels and in turn receive cool stuff. Your generous support will enable me to record and release this album with enough financial backing to make it the success it deserves to be.I need EVERYONE'S participation, otherwise my next album might not come out for a while. Just think you will be part of creating wikkid, innovative music with meaning and message.
My musical journey began as a dancer with Soul II Soul in the UK. This led to the beginning of my recording and live performance career with some of House Music’s leading producers such as Masters at Work (US), Osunlade (US), Truby Trio (Germany), PastaBoys (Italy) and Bugz in the attic (UK). Further collaborations included funk master Roy Ayers and Jazz legend Ornette Coleman. In the middle of all this I taught African Dance to amazing students at St Ann’s in Brooklyn for over 8 magical years.
Yes.... it can be a major struggle making an album successful without the proper funding, especially when so many these days opt not to buy music. Without the support of my fans, I wouldn't be where I am today. It is a great blessings having a loyal fan base, who show their support by buying my music and merchandise at my live concerts and online. Beside the standard costs of recording, mixing, mastering and manufacturing a CD, it costs just as much again to promote and publicize the album.
Here's where you come in; your generous pledges will help me to facilitate the making of this Album, covering such costs as:
-Studio hire expenses
-Local Musicians fees
-Travel to and accommodation in Ghana
-Mastering and manufacturing of the digipak CD
-Hiring a PR team (publicist) to help promote and market the release of this album.
With your help we can get this album to people that may have never heard of Wunmi !
I know we can achieve this goal together, even surpassing it! Anything more will be put towards filming a music video and towards tour support to promote album over the summer!
You'll notice the rewards listed to your right: Everyone who makes a donation will get access to exclusive updates via Kickstarter.com . With every donation there is a prize in return. This ranges from a signed advanced copies of the album (so you can hear it before anyone else does!), an outfit from my Wunmgiirl summer collection, a private dance class with your friends.The rewards gets better and better! Really wikkid stuff! The more you donate the more you will get in return!
However, if we do not raise the full $15,500 by Feb 7th, I will get nothing, you will not be charged and you do not get your prize, and all will be lost! So i really do need you to become a part of my project here. I'm confident that with your help we can make a really amazing album together! So let's do this!
I am planning to record from mid February 2010, in Accra, Ghana with Kwame Yeboah (awesome Ghanaian producer, programmer, multi-instrumental musician. He produced the latest album by the amazing 70's Afro Funk Band Osibisa), and along with Jeremy Mage (wikkid Producer and my New York Musical director). All goes well Album would be available by mid Summer! I am too excited!!!!!!!!!!!
The currently untitled album will be presented in an eco-friendly digipak format. It will feature photographs I've taken during my time in Ghana, a write-up about each song, brief bios of the musicians involved, a short essay summarizing my journey recording the album and my thank-you’s with your name listed. In the way that my first album, A.L.A, was a heartfelt collection of songs, so too this record will be a moving 'expression in sound and story telling' capturing the feel of Africa funk meets techno progressive.
Thanks to lots of love from dj's and producers, I have been doing some really amazing things independently and without a record label. In 2007, with the help of 11 wikkid producers, friends and family, I recorded my first solo Album A.L.A ‘African Living Abroad’ to rave reviews in the music press, including DJ Magazine and the London Independent. The album is in Gilles Peterson's regular rotation on BBC radio,France's largest world music station, Radio Nova and NPR in the US.Dance. The video for the first single, Crossover, became a hit on Channel O, South Africa's music channel and US's BET. My songs were licensed on HBO's Weeds, NBC's Lipstick Jungle, and by Jazztronic in Japan. It was a proud moment when I was invited by Gilles Peterson (who called A.L.A an "Essential" new release) to record a live set of some of the songs at the legendary Maida Vale studios for BBC broadcast. My music is highly sort by dance dj's from all over the world.
After touring my first release from Morocco to Miami, I took a personal expedition this summer to Accra, Ghana. I was blessed to meet fellow artists, DJ`s and producers. The energy, vibrancy, culture and spirit of the people thrilled me and brought me back to my African roots. I soon realized that this was where I needed to be to record my next album.
So come help me make my dream come true! You are the reason I am able to continue to make music. Let's continue to work together to make my next album everything it can and should be!
Please spread the word as far as you can and tell your friends about this project on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Email and everywhere else. I know you're out there. I can't do it without your help!
**If you decide to back, please be sure to complete the entire process (register with Kickstarter) as well as sign in/register to Amazon.com, where you can pledge your amount**
**The way Kickstarter works for shipping addresses-- at the end date of the project (Feb 7th) all backers will receive an individual message asking for your shipping address.**
Here is the pledge List!
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pledged of $15,500 goal
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Nov 22, 2009 - Feb 7, 2010
Pledge $5 or more
Get your name and link on wunmi.com ....you and i will be internet buddies for life!......
Pledge $20 or more
Get all of the above, plus an exclusive track emailed to you when the album is pressed + a copy of my first solo Album A.L.A ......featuring "Crossover ", "Keep it rockin", and my cover of Police's "Message in the Bottle"!....
Pledge $25 or more
Get everything before plus I will take a picture of whatever you would like to see of Ghana...i.e the moon as it looks, a laughing/smiling face, kolas, shea trees, Lizard, baobabs tree, a shadow, i am sure you can think of fascinating things that i should record of my trip to Ghana... so go ahead send me your request.. please remember nothing R rated please... I am African Lol!....... ps a special page will be set up on my website to exhibit all of the pics...i will also email you the picture you requested.........
Pledge $40 or more
Get all of the above + A pre-order for a signed copy of the physical album, sent to you a week before it's released - you'll get to see all of the album art and fancy stuff before everyone else.
Pledge $75 or more
2 backers Limited (148 of 150 left)
All of the above, Plus a signed limited edition white label 12" vinyl of my first solo single Ep “What a see” Features remixes by Guy Called Gerald & Tony NWA. Those of you into your drum and bass this is a must! Features guest vocal by Caron Wheeler (Soul2Soul) (only150 Vinyl)
Pledge $100 or more
Get all of the above, Plus a limited edition special designed Wunmigirl in Africa T-shirt made only for Kickstarter backers.
Pledge $125 or more
Get all of the above, Plus your name listed in the "thank you" credits in the liner notes of CD booklet when it's released (where it says Wunmi would like to thank..." your name will be listed for all to see!)
Pledge $150 or more
7 backers Limited (1 of 8 left)
Get all of the above plus a Signed Ekabo12” vinyl! Produced by 'Masters at Work' our second dance collaboration released 2000! Available only to the first 8 who pledge at this level or high.
Pledge $250 or more
2 backers All gone!
Get all of the above plus a signed original classic 'MAW Tribute to Fela' Expensive Sh*t! Vinyl. My first collaboration with Little Louie Vega and Kenny 'Dope' Gonzales aka 'Masters at Work '.....for the Afro House heads and lovers of Vinyl!.....Available only to the first 2 who pledge at this level or higher.
Pledge $500 or more
4 backers Limited (21 of 25 left)
Get all of the above, Plus a pre-order for an outfit from my Wunmigirl summer Collection...FYI (As well as designing my band's and I costumes I have also been designing for many of the top dance companies and for the funky label Zulu Rose.com) Collection available from end of April 2010
Pledge $750 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
Get all of the above, Plus 2 tickets to a show in 2010 and you also get to join my band and I on stage for a jam on a song ! (check myspace.com/wunmigirl for dates)
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Get all of the above, Plus dinner w/ band and I, when I come through your town. (Check myspace.com/wunmigirl for date
Pledge $2,000 or more
HOME COOKING NAIJA STYLE! – Invite you and a friend to my home for a true Nigerian cuisine dinner …if you love your food this is a must!. You'll also get a pre-order for an outfit from my Wunmigirl summer Collection + a pre-order signed copy of the physical album! + A limited edition special designed Wunmigirl in Africa T-shirt + your name listed in the "thank you" credits in the liner notes of CD booklet, plus a hand written personalized thank you letter.
Pledge $3,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Dance Class!..... A private 1hour Wunmigirl dance workshop (special gift for a child’s birthday party or for you and friends (You book space and invite guest ) And i will be there. If Outside US you cover my flight. You'll also get a pre-order for an outfit from my Wunmigirl summer Collection + a pre-order signed copy of the physical album! + A limited edition special designed Wunmigirl in Africa T-shirt + your name listed in the "thank you" credits in the liner notes of CD booklet, plus a hand written personalized thank you letter.
Pledge $5,000 or more
PRIVATE PERFORMANCE! A Personal unplug concert with my band, great if you are having a party, hire back line and invite whomever you want! (New York/Tri-State area.) You'll also get a pre-order for an outfit from my Wunmigirl summer Collection + Get a pre-order signed copy of the physical album! + A limited edition special designed Wunmigirl in Africa Tshirt + your name listed in the "thank you" credits in the liner notes of CD booklet, plus a hand written personalized thank you letter.
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
GHANA TIME ! I'll fly you and a friend to Accra, Ghana for a fun weekend checking out local music, eating local food, and you attend an unplug performances of the new songs, Plus exclusive first access to download the finished album and private behind-the-scenes updates during its recording,Plus a pre-order for an outfit from my summer collection + A pre-order signed copy of the physical album! + A limited edition special designed Wunmigirl in Africa T-shirt + your name listed in the "thank you" credits in the liner notes of CD booklet, plus a hand written personalized thank you letter.