Malawian rapper, Tay Grin, last Friday graced the premiere of a new Nollywood movie St. Mary, held at the Odeon Cinema in London, United Kingdom.
Tay Grin, who was in the UK for shows, was invited to attend the red carpet event by BEN TV host Pauline Long, who is popular for the Pauline Long Show which airs on SKY 182 Channel. The rapper was featured in the live talk show on Wednesday, 6th August.
“I was honoured to be invited by BEN TV host Pauline Long as a VIP to attend the red carpet event. It was packed with various industry people and allowed me to network and get acquainted with the right people, promoters, designers, producers and record label executives.
“As am looking to launch my new project such platforms are beneficial as it allows me to reach all the right people at once,” Tay Grin is quoted as saying in a statement from Pencils PR made available to Nyasa Times.
The rapper is expected to release a new song called The Beach featuring The Very Best and Nigerian Seye, off his upcoming third album.
The Nigerian movie, produced by Obi Osotule and directed by Matthias Obahiagbon, follows the story of Tejiri, who uncovers a massive web of conspiracy on human trafficking and crime on board St. Mary, an oil vessel bound for Amsterdam. The movie tells the story of Nonye, who is lured by a Facebook confidant and friend into a cabal’s dragnet.
Commenting on the movie, Tay Grin said “It gives quite an interesting insight on how young ladies are tricked into believing they are going abroad for education, music opportunities etc and are turned into sex slaves”.
While in London, on the industry side, Tay Grin also met celebrated UK rapper, Sway, who broke down the ins and out of the UK industry, how it works, what the Malawian rapper needs to do to broaden his music horizon and how the two can work together.
Tay Grin, who landed in Malawi on Monday, was in the UK where he had three performances in Glasgow, Scotland and in England where he performed in Manchester and Nottingham.
He has since described his tour to the UK as “very productive.”