UNLEASHTHE80s – a cross-platform initiative
In Sept. 2001, with a dear friend (A&R) manager Andreas Hellingh, UNLEASHTHE80s Records released its first act Vaneese Thomas, a New York sensation who had a hit record with “(I wanna) Get Close To You” when signed to Geffen records in 1986.
This was followed by a compilation CD/LP ‘Dare II Dream’ that remained unreleased as UNLEASHTHE80s ventured into TV programming in Africa.
On 24 December 2006, Silverbird Television (Lagos, Nigeria) launched its first-ever quality-retro TV programme for its adult audience.
It is called UNLEASHTHE80s; an entertaining but informative documentary musical show that plays music videos, with commentary, and highlights stars from the 70s, 80s and 90s eras.
In 2007 we launched the online music radio to satisfy the desire of fans that hungered for more after watching the UNLEASHTHE80s TV programme; the online radio station has since turned into its own entity that has spiraled into a global sensation.
UNLEASHTHE80s online radio provides more uninterrupted music 24 hours 7 days a week, with interesting programming line-ups like ‘Discover the crates,’ ‘CBM Talks with…’ interviews, ‘UNLEASHTHE80s: Through the decades,’ ‘Artist profiles, ‘Future retro lounge’ and ‘Retro lounge’ segments.
‘Future Retro Lounge’ spotlights new and upcoming talented artists, and ‘Retro Lounge’ celebrates the lives of your favorite retro artists.
- We have evolved into a radio and TV production company that can prepare a radio programme to suit your radio station’s specification, including writing and producing advertisements tailored to suit your specific needs and intents.
- We also hold events such as ‘Fans Nights’ where everyone can gather and celebrate the legendary eras together.