AFN Founder, Singer/Songwriter and Host
MKO is an Indie RnB/Afro pop singer songwriter. In addition to this, he is also a recording and performing artist and the founder of AFN. His passion for creative arts is what prompted MKO to create the AFN platform. The mission and purpose for this was so he can have a platform to promote up and coming talents. A platform where up and coming talents can feel like a ‘star’ and realise that their work can be appreciated. His achievement can be perceived in the success of most of the talents that had participated on the AFN platform
Still Into You
Dance The Night Away
Sound Cloud: 9jaboy
Is a Dubai based Nigerian hip hop artist known for his creativity and diversity. The unique hip hop style portrayed in his music will keep you guessing and asking for more.
Brainiac is a musician, music producer and a songwriter with Embassy Entertainment. His blend of Afrobeat, Caribbean and Pop genres makes his dance tunes unique and fans favourite. Brainiac collaborated with Dubai based music group SOS Music to create a street and club banger ‘All Day’ which has been topping charts from Africa to the UK. The debut single ‘All Day’ was released in April 2016 and it is available now on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Brainiac’s debut mixtape was released in August 2016 with 8 tracks.
Sound Cloud: Thisisbrainac
Music Video: All Day
DJ Tribe is a Video DJ and probably the most popular urban DJ in Dubai. He is well known for his gentle and down-to-earth persona but he shows no mercy on the turntable. He is one of those DJs the crowd follows wherever he goes because he has that magic touch when he is on set.
Vimeo Account: vjtribe
Farhan was born and raised in Abu Dhabi. He left in 1998 when his parents retired, but life brought him back to UAE with a job opportunity in the same city Abu Dhabi. Farhan is a DJ/event planner. He has organised prestigious high-end fashion events in Boston and New York City in the USA. He loves music and enjoys meeting passionate and career motivated individuals who are as enthusiastic as he is. Farhan spins mostly Hip-hop, House, Top 40’s, Reggaeton, Dancehall, Arabic, Bhangra – basically all international tunes.
Sound Cloud: dj-farhan-ashraf
Dj Val was born and raised in Kuwait. This basically means, he has been around the Middle East for a “minute!” His real name is Velario D’costa. His love for music is where he got his stage name from (DJ: Value Added Love). If you ever want to dance the night away, then Dj Val is your guy.
Sound Cloud: dj-val-value-added-love
Menon’s musical journey began at the age of 13 when he started taking guitar lessons in his earlier years. He was fond of Alternative Rock as his genre of choice back then, by the time he turned 17, he was already dabbing in the art of lyricism and hip hop music. He surrounded himself with other young and emerging artists that inspired him to pursue and develop his skills as a lyricist, writing rap music and studying the genre. He was placed 1st in his high school talent show and that moment solidified his desire to pursue a career in music – that, eventually led to him dominating his university talent show.
Rapper and poet
Dubai’s own half Lebanese & half Sudanese Hip-Hop artist, Freestyler and Producer. He is known to be a one man army ever since the age of 12. He found music as the only way to express himself. Quiz has the capability to charm anyone while he is performing on stage. His stage presence, passion, and intellectual word play is a quality most artists wish they have. Quiz paints pictures with words which makes him not only a rapper but a poet.