B WISE

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“The son of an Australian Mother and Nigerian Father, B Wise’ family bounced between rural NSW and Sydney’s South-Western suburbs, before finally settling in the latter; where he still calls home today.

It was in this environment that his love of music transformed from a hobby into a full time labour of love.

Releasing his debut album ‘Area Famous’ in September 2018, B Wise is critically acclaimed by media and all corners of the local scene, ‘Area Famous’ focuses on exploring concepts of unspoken honour codes, standing firm in the face of challenges and representing your identity.”

Born in South Sudan, 20 year old rapper/songwriter Krown moved to Australia in 2009. Driven by his passion for music, he started recording his original music a few years later.

His first EP ‘Wake Em Up’ debuted in August 2017.

Krown added a second to his collection – ‘Hold The Flag’, in July 2018; a 17 track concept mixtape highlighting the struggles and reality of his community and wider Australia.

In addition to Krown’s musical talent, his entrepreneurial spirit saw the inception of his clothing label ‘Military Mind’ in 2016.

As an emerging artist, Krown aspires to inspire by means of making impactful, story-telling music and being a mentor and leader for the youth.

KROWN

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FlexMami & Mirrah

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Lillian Ahenkan aka Flex Mami, has established herself as an integral part of Australia’s youth and urban culture since 2015.

As the ultimate multidisciplinary millennial in media; her experience and skills in national television presenting, interviewing, radio hosting, writing, music, beauty and fashion are highly sought after.

Also carving out a career with her much-loved DJ-ing prowess, FlexMami refuses to be limited by confines.

Born and raised in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney, Flex Mami is especially passionate on bringing conversations of identity and intersectionality to mainstream environments – all about making sure everyone has the tools necessary to “glow up”

Born in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, Mirrah is half Indonesian, half African American, adopted at 4 months old to an Irish New Yorker and an Australian.

Having grown up in between California and Sydney, Mirrah dons multiple hats not only as a Musician, but a Radio Host, Poet, Rapper, Vocalist and is a recent graduate in Youth Work Services.

2000 – 2005, Mirrah based herself in Los Angeles featuring in multiple music video clips for some of Hip Hop and R&B music’s multi-award winning artists.

Now living in Sydney, Mirrah spends her time using her voice as one for reason and change – whether that is through her music or youth work.

The first ever Sudanese-born Australian Rules footballer, 27-year-old Majak Daw migrated to Australia with his parents and eight brothers and sisters in 2003 as refugees, fleeing civil war in their native Sudan.

While attending secondary school in Melbourne’s West, Majak came to discover a natural instinct for one of his adopted country’s most cherished pastimes, Aussie Rules Football.

15 years later, Majak is a North Melbourne Football Club starting player, a 2017 AFL Multicultural Ambassador, a community advocate and a role model for many. Using his voice for good, Majak has been a supporter of NMFC’s The Huddle since the beginning; empowering young people to learn, grow and belong in their communities.

Majak Daw

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DARCY VESCIO

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Darcy has been immersed in sport from a very young age, beginning her Auskick career at age five. Playing out her junior football with the boys, Darcy made her senior women’s debut in 2012. She represented Victoria at the AFL Women’s National Championships in 2013 and 2015.

In July 2016, Carlton Football Club signed her as a marquee player, ahead of Darcy playing in the AFLW’s first ever game in the league’s inaugural 2017 season.

She finished the season as AFLW’s Leading Goal Kicker, took Mark of the Year and was recognised through gaining selection in AFLW’s first ever All Australian Team. In the 2018 VFLW season, Darcy picked up the Rohenna Young Medal as the league’s leading goal kicker and selected in Team of the Year.

Darcy has also been an AFL Multicultural Ambassador & is now an Ambassador for Multicultrualism in Victoria, proudly representing her Chinese/Italian background and using her voice to encourage others who wish to follow in her footsteps.

Boisterous costuming, stellar vocal force and big brave pop sounds, Ngaiire is a musical force of nature.

Born in Papua New Guinea, Ngaiire has graced world stages from Glastonbury to Splendour, toured alongside artists including Flume, Sufjan Stevens and Alicia Keys, composed contemporary dance scores and had works performed at experimental art spaces including MOMA.

Ngaiire’s 2013 critically acclaimed debut album ‘Lamentations’ was followed in 2016 with ‘Blastoma’(named after her childhood cancer) peaking in ARIA’sTop 50. The single ‘Once’, hit Triple J’s Hottest 100, the first Papua New Guinean to ever do so.

Ngaiire’s shows are renown for her art, fashion and music fusion, she has scored 4 National Live Music Awards including ‘Voice Of The Year.’
Most recently Ngaiire received the inaugural Australian Women In Music Award for Creative Excellence.

Ngariie

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MoMO + P-UniQue

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MoMO AKA IAMMXO came to Australia in the early 80’s from the Comoros Islands.
Initially best known as one half of award-winning duo, Diafrix, formed in 2001, who went onto perform at Glastonbury and alongside artists such as Bruno Mars and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Over the past 17 years, MoMO has become a well-respected community leader, mentor and music educator. Not only a charismatic and talented MC, MoMO is an acclaimed producer and writer who has produced and written for artists including, Fatai, B Wise, KAIIT, and the Young Warriors album which won Deadly Award for 2012 Indigenous Hip Hop Artist of the Year.

Recently, MoMO joined forces with Lee Cardan and Khaled Abdulwahab, establishing the record label and mentoring hub, Alt. Music Group.

Discovering some of Melbourne’s most promising artists, MoMO is using his experience, passion and knowledge and inspiring the next generation of artists.

P-UniQue is young, energetic, powerful and speaks for her generation and community.

Her music is raw, unique, genuine and shaped by strong personal experience.
P-UniQue writes from the heart and speaks her mind, expressing her perspectives confidently via spoken work and hip-hop.

Stepping on the scene August of 2017, this young and vibrant rapper has been rapidly gaining attention and making a name for herself.

Among her many musical talents, P-UniQue is also an actress on various Australian television series including the 2017 SBS hit series, ‘Sunshine’. P-UniQue’s second single, Effort, is set to be released October 2018; followed by her debut EP in November 2018.

A conversation with Youth Advocates including Mohamed Komba (MoMO), Martha Metuisela, John Kuot, Leah Avene and Lizzy Kuot.

A Conversation With Youth Advocates

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Adrian Eagle

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After garnering widespread acclaim for his breakout single and video 17 Again, touring with Thundamentals across Australia and his recent guest appearance on the Hilltop Hoods new smash single Clark Griswold, 2018 has been a landmark year for emerging singer-songwriter Adrian Eagle.

Breaking out in early 2018, the stirring 17 Again and it’s inspirational music video find Adrian sharing his journey of overcoming suicidal thoughts and mental health issues after weighing a life-threatening 270kg at seventeen years old.

Provocative, aspirational and instantly memorable, the track launched the South Australian native into the Australian music consciousness, with major support from triple j and universal praise from the public and industry alike.

South African born with Sri Lankan heritage, Ecca Vandal grew up in Melbourne where her keen ear for jazz, hip-hop, rock and punk-rock formed her current signature sound. Ecca’s exciting heritage is well represented in her music, lyrics and staunch refusal to be pigeonholed.

After careening into our collective consciousness in with her anthemic debut single “White Flag”, Ecca became a triple j rotation mainstay with a barrage of adrenalin-charged tracks including punk influenced “Battle Royal”, hip-hop infused “Father Hu$$la” and gritty soul number “End Of Time.” Ecca’s self-titled debut album released in 2017, lead by singles “Broke Days, Party Nights” & “ Future Heroine”” took her touring around the globe onto some of the world’s biggest stages across the majority of 2018.

Ecca Vandal

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REMI

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REMI (Remi and Sensible J) are one of the fastest-rising hip-hop acts in Australia.

As well as performing sold-out headline tours across Europe and Australia, REMI has also shared the stage with Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Vic Mensa, De La Soul, Joey Bada$$, and more.

REMI’s appeal is as diverse as it is impressive with his sophomore LP Divas and Demons independently released through their own label imprint House of Beige Records and was nominated for an ARIA Award.

The triple j featured album featured the widely loved singles “For Good” featuring Sampa The Great, “Substance Therapy”, and ‘Lose Sleep’ featuring Jordan Rakei and became the duo’s first official ARIA Top 10 record.