- Judging panel features industry experts, including Anghami
- Submission of entries open from 9 – 31 October, semi-finals on 17 and 18 November, finals on 25 November
- Winning band to receive cash prize of AED 20,000, professional music video and exclusive radio interview
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 October 2023 – Anghami Inc. (“Anghami”) (NASDAQ: ANGH), the leading music and entertainment audio platform in the MENA region, has announced its collaboration with “City Walk Unplugged” as it returns for another season, promising the best of music, talent, and entertainment.
Presented by City Walk, a design-inspired lifestyle destination by Merex Investment, the electrifying battle of university bands is set to rock the city as aspiring musicians from universities across the UAE take the stage to battle it out for the top spot. With an impressive array of prizes, celebrity judges, and thrilling performances, City Walk Unplugged Season 2 is set to elevate the energy for every music lover.
The winning band of City Walk Unplugged Season 2 will take home a trophy and cash prize of AED 20,000. Additionally, the champions will have the opportunity to kickstart their passion and career with a professional music video shot at City Walk along with credits to enhance their content on Anghami. Adding to the stardom, the band will also be part of an exclusive interview on Radio and more.
Applications for this musical showdown are open from October 9th to October 31st. University bands are invited to submit a short video of not more than 5 minutes of their performance via TikTok, along with their details on City Walk’s official website.
City Walk will announce the 20 shortlisted bands on November 6, that will advance to the semi-finals. The selected bands will battle it out for the first time on 17 and 18 November, with those moving forward coming head-to-head for the grand finale on 25 November at the Fountain Area in City Walk.
The judges for City Walk Unplugged Season 2 come from across the music industry. Some of the panel judges include Richard Hussein, A&R Consultant for MENA and Executive Producer for The Voice, The X Factor and Coke Studio Middle East, Joelle Khoury Aouad, Casting Producer for The X Factor and The Voice, and Kamil Abi Khalil, Head of Production at Anghami.
These long-standing industry experts will offer invaluable feedback to the competitors and help identify the finest musical talents at universities in the country.
Music lovers and supporters of emerging talent can mark their calendars for an unforgettable season of music and join City Walk Unplugged Season 2.
To register, please visit https://citywalk.ae/en/whats-on/University-Bands-Registration
About Anghami Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGH) :
The first, most established and fastest growing music technology platform in the Middle East and North Africa region, Anghami is the go-to destination for Arabic and International music, podcasts and entertainment. With an extensive ecosystem of music, podcasts, events and more, Anghami provides the tools for anyone to create, curate and share their voice with the world. Launched in 2012, Anghami was the first music-streaming platform in MENA to digitize the region’s music. Today, it has the largest catalog comprising more than 100 million songs and licensed content from leading Arabic labels, independent artists and global distributors, available for 120 million registered users. Anghami has established 40+ telco partnerships to facilitate subscriptions and customer acquisitions, in parallel to building long-term relationships with, and featuring music from, major music labels including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and the Merlin Network. Anghami is constantly licensing and producing new and original content. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Anghami has offices in Beirut, Dubai, Cairo, and Riyadh and operates in 16 countries across MENA. It has recently expanded into the US and Canada, with Europe in the pipeline. It is the only service available in English, Arabic and French, and remains close to its customer base, not only thanks to its pan-regional presence but also via the 56 million user data points it generates every day.
To learn more about Anghami, please visit: https://anghami.com
About City Walk
City Walk is a design-inspired open-air lifestyle destination in Dubai that spans an area of more than 10 million square feet. Nestled in a prestigious neighbourhood on Al Safa Street in close proximity to the arterial Sheikh Zayed Road and the sophisticated Jumeirah Street, the family-friendly hub seamlessly combines living, retail, F&B, entertainment, hospitality and wellness options within one integrated space to offer visitors a unique sense of community and comfort. Designed to evolve as a city within a city, City Walk has emerged as the preferred choice for residents and tourists looking for a sophisticated place to shop, dine, socialize and spend quality time in a serene ambience in the heart of Dubai. City Walk is home to Canadian University Dubai and Talabat’s 150,000 sq ft HQ that will be split across two separate buildings.
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