Get Wunmi Band Live to SXSW 2018

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Raised by 39 people in 6 months
Dear Family, Friends, Fans  and lovers of Afro funky music!

I hope this message finds you all in good health and spirits. I’ve just received news that has lifted me up. WUNMI Band has been invited to showcase at South By Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival that celebrates the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries.

We are one of a few select artists invited to perform at the curated Live Band Showcase. This is our first ever invitation to perform at the very prestigious showcase on March 13th. We are so thankful and excited for this timely opportunity to present our Wunmi Band magic in front of music industry execs and a global audience.


We need help and quickly to make it happen! As this is a non paying gig, we are attempting to finance the trip with the help of our friends and family.

We need airfare, lodging, food, ground transportation and rehearsal support to prepare. We also need help to cover the cost of printing our promtional material and video documentation with post editing to follow up with the many leads to producers, agents, and global festival booking outreaches we will make by performing at SXSW. Everyone who donates will also receive via file share a copy of the final edited footage of WUNMI Band Live at SXSW 2018!

WUNMI Band will perform music that has helped coin Wunmi as the Queen of Afrobeat by both fans and industry professionals in mags and rags.


We are on a very short time line, to book our flights and accommodation before the 2nd weekend of February 2018. Help us catch the best rates. WUNMI Band dream is travel to SXSW with 8 band members and one Videographer/Photographer/Documentarian.

We really need YOU, to make this happen.
We are kindly asking for any donations, no amount given is too small and would be greatly appreciated. With your generous support you can help bring WUNMI Band to the SXSW showcase at The Parish, in Austin, Texas on March 13th. Please help us sprinkle our WUNMI Band magic to SXSW's eclectic global audiences and industry professionals from around the world.

What a way to start this New Year!

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more this GoFundMe campign request- GET WUNMI BAND TO SXSW 2018! 

It takes a village!

Thank You So Much In Advance. 

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Gratitude Thursday- When I received the email invitation for my band to showcase at #SXSW2018- it was Thursday Jan 25th!! - My first reactions was to close email and try to pretend I did not see it- I know it makes no sense- But then how else to react when something you wish for lands in your email box! A week later I reopened email and sure enough it was what it was and I had only a few days to confirm my acceptance!
Thanks to all your generous donations and encouragement we made our Showcase- We also made new fans and new memories!
Our Village is an awesome village! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ps—I am awaiting edited footage of showcase which i shall share upon receiving!
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So happy - Back stage before showtime!
Back stage bathroom selfie—we are ready!
Joilynn & Ousmane!!
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Dear supporters,

I am high from happiness and exhaustion.. 2 whole days with only 2 hours sleep! We delivered our #SXSW showcase! Massive Thank you to everyone who donated! Shared! Emailed! Called! and texted me from the minute i shared my Gofundme campaign —
UBUNTU- “ we are because you are” -
Big-up to my band - Masa Shimizu/ guitar, John Roggie/Keys, Fred Doumbe/ Bass, Kenny Lewis/ Drums, Kunle Ade/ Percussion, Joilynn Hopkins/Vocals- they really are WIKID!!!!!!
here is snippet of Kenny Lewis doing his ting on the drums!!
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Austin we are here o! Now please where is the sun!!
Austin ! We are here!!!!
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