Hennessy Hip Hop House
Sunday 18 June
Celaviedmai (aka Mai or Cela) is a Galway artist who has become one of the most exciting names in the Irish hip hop scene.
She is recognised as a rising star for her hard-hitting lyricism, incomparable stage presence and impressive performance history from the 3 Arena to the National Concert Hall, headlining her own shows and opening for artists such as Nova Twins, Lil Wayne, Mac Miller and Tinchy Stryder. Mai’s music is celebrated for blending genres within urban contemporary music and she often combines English, French and Irish in her lyrics – paying homage to her Ivorian roots.
Mai released her much-anticipated debut EP ‘Both Sides of the Story’ to high praise which included the successful single ‘HEAL’ – the artist’s first track about a female love. Cela had a busy summer performing at the likes of Forbidden Fruit, MoLi – The Museum of Modern Literature Ireland, Body & Soul, Connolly’s of Leap and All Together Now. To top it off, she starred in Hennessy’s ‘Shared Connection’ Campaign alongside God Knows and Mango with her drill track ‘Known Better’ and made her Other Voices debut on both the music trail to packed venues and for the IMRO Other Room recorded series.
The Irish Times included her in their ‘50 people to watch in 2023’ and indeed this year is set to be even bigger with a second E.P in the making and big performances scheduled in Ireland and the UK.