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Oh Yes we did it!...
I am still speechless... I pray this does not carry through to my recording sessions..lol!
Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for making my project a success.
BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS PLEDGES ......I shall now be able to book my studio time, confirm musicians and yes..... sit down and begin writing....
This next week KickStarter and Amazon will be collecting and processing your pledges. If any of you have declined, pending, or error transactions the nice people from KickStarter will be in touch with you. Please do your best to follow through with your pledge. Kickstarter will also be getting in touch with you in the coming weeks to get any needed information for your rewards!
Do please bare in mind that as my album has yet to be written! So I am really starting from scratch........ my main goal for the next 2-3 months is to focus and work diligently on creating this album..... You will all receive updates as the album progresses via kickstarter , Face book , myspace and my website. As the album gets closer to completion.... I will be preparing packages for each of you based on your contribution. I ask in advance for your patience on this.
I will do my very best to be in contact with you throughout the process and make sure you get everything that comes with your pledge. I will make sure before the final artwork is submitted that I have everyone's names listed correctly in the booklet as they desire. Once we get the CD's back from the manufacturing plant we will start mailing out the packages along with all the other goodies!
At the beginning of this project I said that as well as doing volunteering work while in Ghana ....if we achieved our $15,500 goal I would donate all of the profit from my next show In Ghana to Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). I absolutely plan to stay true to this. I will keep you posted on when and where this show will take place.
A powerful wind of change is blowing through the music industry and for many independent artist like myself our fans and supporter are the key to our success.......
Having the money to make a new album is Truly a blessings, and I'm excited to make it and will do my very best to make you all very proud.
Back in Nov 2009 i made a wish and 3 months later you all made my wish come true... once again, thank you all for being a part of this. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL gift you all have given me.
Congratulations to all my backers....YOU ALL ARE MY ANGELS.....
Yes we made our goal of $15,500,
We now have less than 20 hours to go.. before the final bell rings, at 11.59pm EST tonight Feb 7th!
Lets really make that great big push to the finish line...... there is more than enough time for folks who would still like to make a pledge..... Every bit counts!....
As we approach the final stretch of this truly bless campaign.
I must admit there were a few times that i did ask myself what would i do if i did not make my target!.. each time this question popped up ...the little voice in my head would say For real WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY!.
So i continued to reach out for your support and you all came through BIG TIME!....
I can't thank you all enough for believing in me. Your generous pledges and support has further inspired me!.
Now It is my turn....I am so ready to begin working on the album...... Since my arrival in Ghana I have gotten to meet some of the musicians who will be working with my producer and I on some of the songs...And i mean new songs totally brand new from scratch!
I look forward to sharing with you all my journey to creating the songs for my still untitled album!.. internet connections permitting I shall up load a weekly update once my studio session begins....
My recording goal is to record at least 11 songs... Once all songs are in the can.. then the listening party to determine which songs makes it to the album!... oh yes and the album title..
Next step is to have them mixed and mastered!.... once this is done we will proceed to manufacturing cd's! Plan is to have album ready by July! barring any technical delays!
During this period I shall be putting together a PR team ..and tour plans
Out side of the recording of the album the other major expense is the promoting of the ALBUM!
Also, this next week KickStarter and Amazon will be collecting and processing your pledges. If any of you have declined, pending, or error transactions the nice people from KickStarter will be in touch with you. Please do your best to follow through with your pledge if any problems occur while processing.
Again i thank you all from the bottom of my heart!..
OH YES WE DID IT!.
My love always,
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR CONTINUING TO SPREAD THE WORD ON MY PROJECT..
We are now approx 67 hours to make $8,490!.....
Do you know someone who has a special event coming up and would be in need of a great band!?
Please tell them about me.. if you have seen my band and I..
You know we are a fabulous band to entertain any crowd...your friend / friends will be too thrilled..
for a generous pledge of $5000 !...My band and i will bring HOT PEPPER SAUCE to your party!.
2 such bookings / pledge BEFORE 11.59pm on Feb 7th will bring us on target!.........
If you and your friends have not tasted Nigerian dishes... all for a generous pledge of $2000! have me come serve up dinner or lunch for you and a few friends..... yes WUNMI in your Kitchen or you come to my place.... and I will treat to mouth watering dishes from my Native country!...
It is a new year and dance is one of the best tools for getting back in shape...
I will be more than happy to come teach a dance workshop!..
For a generous pledge of $3000... i will provide life musicians!... and you and your friends can enjoy a great workout with live music..
This are just some of the great rewards still available!..
I look forward to performing, cooking or teaching anywhere!.. for the Generous pledge!..
I am waiting..
pledged of $15,500 goal
seconds to go
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.