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Dwayne Bravo signs music deal with Los Angeles music group Venus

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago cricket all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo, has signed a music deal with Los Angeles-based entertainment company Venus Music Group. Bravo’s latest venture follows years of dabbling in music as a hobby, as well as after a global launch of his popular Indo-Anglo fusion called Chalo Chalo. Venus Music Group represents international superstars like Gladys Knight, Lisa Nichols and Sonu Nigam. “This new synergy now gives me the chance to make the DJ Bravo name a bigger brand and I’m excited for the great and exciting things ahead. Venus was the right choice for me, especially with their reach in Asia, where I have a great fan base, and in the US, where I am keen on entering,” said Bravo, who captained the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to victory in the just completed Caribbean Premier League. “People take me seriously on the cricket pitch and I want to be taken as seriously on a stage or on a microphone. Cricket is my business and I intend to take the same approach to music and entertainment.” Venus Music Group CEO Shehan Rajaratnam says he is “excited to welcome Dwayne Bravo into the Venus Entertainment Group family”. Bravo’s team also includes public relations company PearTree Consulting, headed by Nyssa Pierre, and entertainment lawyer Carla Paris, both of Trinidad and Tobago. “Bravo has a global fan base that loves him and supports him when he plays anywhere in the world, especially in the South-east Asian territories. We are excited to facilitate and take Bravo’s passion for music to his fans and, in the process, establish and grow his brand and brand equity,” said Rajaratnam. “Sport and music go hand in hand and are as entertaining as much as they are viable businesses, and there is no one who can successfully represent the two as much as Dwayne Bravo can.” Bravo took home the coveted Purple Cap award for the most wickets taken in the India Premier League this season and became the first cricketer ever to be nominated in any category at the prestigious ESPY Awards.last_img read more

Kerr readies for ‘massive six weeks’ at Gor

first_imgWhen they return, back to back home games against Yanga in the CAF Confederation Cup await them before they face Rayon Sport at home and fly to North Africa to take on USM Alger in Algeria.On top of that, the club will travel to Liverpool, United Kingdom where they are scheduled to play a friendly match against English Premier League side Everton. This will come at a cost as they will have to squeeze into midweek catch up ties in the league.Also, the record 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions are in the round of 16 for the Football Kenya Federation Cup where they have been pooled against Posta Rangers.“It’s a massive task that we set ourselves into and we need to ensure we are up to the challenge. The next six weeks are going to be big for us and we need to be at our best. It has been tough already because we have played three matches within a week and it is taking a toll on us,” the tactician said.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr issues instruction to skipper Harun Shakava during the Sportpesa Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru in June 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added; “We need to find the right balance, use the players we have very wisely and give a shot at every challenge we have.”Kerr has expressed desire to battle for both the league and cup double but the biggest on their minds is progressing to the Group Stages of the Confederation Cup. This, he knows will come at a cost.“We will get beaten at some point so the matter of going unbeaten is not really on our minds. The most important thing is that we get to achieve our targets,” he noted.The tactician has been rotating his squad throughout the season, using his best 11 sparingly and handing the rookies more playing time in the league and cup assignments.On Thursday against Sony Sugar, Boniface Oluoch, Harun Shakava and Humphrey Mieno were all rested. It is expected that he will also rotate the squad during the Kagame Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.Gor Mahia midfielder Ernest Wendo in action against Sony Sugar during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on June 29, 2018. PHOTO/CourtesyJacques Tuyisenge struck the lone goal against the Sugar millers to send the club 15 points clear on top of the standings with the pending derby against arch rivals AFC Leopards meaning they have played a match less.Meanwhile, the club has completed the signing of striker Francis Mustafa who arrives from Rwanda top tier side Kiyovu Sports, with the Burundian international set to replace Meddie Kagere who left to join Simba SC in Tanzania.“Gor Mahia is a big club with good players and l am happy to be part of the club. It’s a great opportunity for me to better what l did in Rwanda. I will work hard to help the team to achieve the best,” Mustafa told the official Gor Mahia website after penning his contract in Nairobi.Mustafa’s signing is the only transfer business K’Ogalo will transact with the transfer window set to be close on July 2.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Jericho on April 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr believes the next six weeks will be massively important in shaping up how they end the season, calling on players to brace themselves for a bumpy ride.Just after their 1-0 victory over Sony Sugar in Kisumu on Friday evening to extend their lead on top of the Kenyan premier League standings, Gor Mahia flew directly to Nairobi from where they will depart to Tanzania for the two-week CECAFA Kagame Cup.last_img read more

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