SBT Jornalismo – “Madonna da China” participa do Carnaval de Salvador – Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova

March 2, 2014 Leave a comment
Chinese star Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova wow the Brazilian Media at the Carnival in Bahia

Chinese star Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova wow the Brazilian Media at the Carnival in Bahia

Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova make a big impression in Brazil at the Carnival.

Chinese star Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova Make National news on Brazilian TV

Chinese star Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova Make National news on Brazilian TV

SBT Jornalismo – "Madonna da China" participa do Carnaval de Salvador.

Chinese star Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova Make National news on Brazilian TV

Chinese star Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova Make National news on Brazilian TV

Ayi fever has hit Brazil as Ayi Jihu makes history as the first chinese artist to ever perform at the Carnival in Brazil.

Ayi Jihu makes history as the first Chinese artist to perform at the Carnival in Brazil

Ayi Jihu makes history as the first Chinese artist to perform at the Carnival in Brazil

Ayi Jihu has been accepted in the highest circles in Brazil meeting with the Governor and Senator of Bahia as well as the Secretary of Tourism

Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova meets with the Governor of Bahia

Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova meets with the Governor of Bahia


Ayi Jihu meets with the Secretary of Tourism in Bahia Brazil

Ayi Jihu meets with the Secretary of Tourism in Bahia Brazil

Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova have been in demand by the media in Brazil

Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova sing live on Bahian TV

Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova sing live on Bahian TV

SBT Jornalismo – "Madonna da China" participa do Carnaval de Salvador.

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SBT Jornalismo – "Madonna da China" participa do Carnaval de Salvador.

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Ayi JIhu wows the secretary of tourism in Bahia Brazil

February 26, 2014 Leave a comment
Chinese star Ayi Jihu wows the Secretary of Tourism in Bahia Brazil

Chinese star Ayi Jihu wows the Secretary of Tourism in Bahia Brazil

Chinese star Ayi Jihu wowed the Secretary of Tourism for Bahia in Brazil at a special meeting earlier today with Brazilian star Edu Casanova. Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova discussed many ways to spread the culture of Brazil and Bahia to the world. Ayi Jihu looking stunning in a black and white angle cut dress made by Fashionsistas caused a stir at the government headquarters in Bahia Brazil.

Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova with Bahia Secretary of Tourism

Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova with Bahia Secretary of Tourism

Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova who recently completed a song with the Legendary Tito Jackson sat around watching Jackson’s videos with the Secretary of Tourism in Bahia.

Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova with Bahia Secretary of Tourism

Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova with Bahia Secretary of Tourism

Many important and exciting things where discussed for the future concerning Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova helping to promote the culture of Brazil to the world through music art and film.

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Ayi Jihu in Brazil and Lovin it

February 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Beautiful view from Bahia Brazil

Good morning beautiful. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Now the fun begins.

Ayi Jihu in Salvador Brazil

Ayi Jihu in Salvador Brazil

Off to Brazil Television today, rehearsing for unplugged set with Edu Casanova and then in WR Bahia studio to record. Lovin it.

Ayi Jihu and Edu perform for Brazil National TV

Ayi Jihu and Edu perform for Brazil National TV

Just got back from an interview on Brazil national Tv with edu Casanova. Singing Live and unplugged.
Carnival fever is here!

Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova perform live for Brazilian TV

You have to be prepared for anything when you are with Edu Casanova. I am learning this fast. for the Carnival it is over 40 songs they are doing and I will be doing quite a few with them. but I don’t know them all yet….. So when he started to sing one on TV that I was not ready for I had to get with it presto.
#lovingthechallenge #growing #Ayiinbrazil

Ayi visits the Favelas of Bahia, Salvador Brazil

Visiting the Favela. Love the people here.

Ayi watches the kids of the Favela Play

Watching the kids play in the Favela. Reminds me a bit of my village seeing the boys have fun with stick and string. Can you imagine that in the West?
Lovin Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.

THE LEGEND, THE MADONNA AND THE CASANOVA – TITO JACKSON, AYI JIHU AND EDU

January 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Legend Tito Jackson hooks up with Chinese Madonna Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova

Legend Tito Jackson, Chinese star Ayi Jihu and Brazilian Star Edu Casanova

Before Chinese star Ayi Jihu could speak English, she could speak ‘Jackson’. Like millions of Chinese kids Ayi Jihu, also known as ‘The Chinese Madonna‘ grew up singing and dancing to Michael Jackson. In her own words ‘We did not know what we were singing but we sang it anyway because we loved it’. Ayi Jihu has carved out a historic career for herself becoming the first true-born Chinese RnB artist to transition successfully to the West. All that and independently too. She credits Michael Jackson and the Jacksons themselves for her inspiration. When asked about the Tag ‘Chinese Madonna’ She tells us it’s more about her business than her music. “Because I am independent and seen as a strong woman not part of the system who does my own thing in China, they compared me to Madonna in that respect, not because of my music or style which is very different. Obviously just like Madonna there are some out there who are not Ayi Jihu fans and seem to be on a mission to discredit me at every turn, but just like Madonna I continue to improve and move forward and I do not pay the ‘Haters’ any attention. I just keep working hard and doing my thing.”

Fast forward to the 19th of January 2014 from the small village in Leibo, Sichuan, China where she grew up and Ayi Jihu finds herself working with the Legendary Tito Jackson on track by Brazilian star Edu Casanova at Shlepp Studios in London. The Jackson’s are the biggest most well-known brand and name in show business. For Ayi Jihu they are the most important name, the inspirational name behind most she has done and now she has come full circle to realise one of her greatest dreams.

Tito Jackson and Ayi Jihu in the studio

Tito Jackson and Ayi Jihu in the studio

Tito Jackson flew in from Brazil having never met Ayi Jihu or Edu Casanova. Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova have already collaborated on a track due for release later this year. Tito Jackson was introduced to the song ‘Bola Vez’, Edu Casanova and Ayi Jihu by his management. In Tito’s own words ‘I Checked out her [Ayi Jihu] website, music and story and I thought she was beautiful, talented and compelling. I also thought she is an important artist, someone who is in the right place at the right time in history,’ I loved the song and what I saw from Edu Casanova also. He is a passionate singer and songwriter. For me it was something I felt I had to get involved with for many reasons, not just the music.”

Tito Jackson with his Manager Vila billups and Ayi Jihu

Tito Jackson with his Manager Viola Billups and Ayi Jihu

For an artist like Tito Jackson, the very corner-stone of the Jackson’s getting back to music must be something to relish. With the press and media always hungry for all things Michael and his family in constant legal battles enjoying the simple pleasure of making music and being an artist must be a godsend for Tito. His sons (Who have a group of their own 3T) are also in London for the TV show The Big Reunion and Tito himself is working on a brand new album which he says is simply ‘Tito’. This gentle articulate gentleman is hungry to put the Jackson brand and focus firmly back onto music. Just like his brother Michael, Tito’s gentle manner complete disappears once he gets on stage or behind the mic. It’s an almost 360 degree turn into a Showbiz Monster.

Ayi Jihu helps Tito with his portuguese in the studio in London

Ayi Jihu helps Tito with his portuguese in the studio in London

Tito flew in from Japan and headed straight for the studio. With the Jackson’s back on tour in the USA there was not much time in the UK. The press and media had also already got wind of his arrival and were laying in wait to speak to Tito and Ayi Jihu about their collaboration on this song with Edu Casanova. Not only did Tito and Ayi have to record in one day, they also had to shoot the promo video for the song. After a 16 hour flight, and no real rest Tito Jackson hit the studio and within a few minutes he was on the mic. When you have been brought up in music like Tito Jackson, the old school way, things like this are taken in ones stride. None of the extras, histrionics, moaning or ludicrous request of the so-called stars of today. Just in the studio and straight down to work. Old school, Professional, real.

Tito Jackson gets straight to work at Shlepp Studios in London

Tito Jackson gets straight to work at Shlepp Studios in London

Unfortunately Brazilian Singer songwriter Edu Casanova (and yes that is his real name) could not make it to London in time. Edu had just finished a live show in Bahia Brazil where hundreds of thousands of people turned up. Unlike many Western stars, Brazilian performers cannot perform for a few minutes and disappear. Three sometimes , four hour shows are common in Brazil. It was impossible to fly him to London in time. Edu Casanova is the writer and main artist on the song Bola Vez. The song Tito Jackson and Ayi Jihu are both featured on. The song is a fusion of Portuguese and English. A funky, almost Cool and the Gang ‘Get down on it’ type joint that makes it hard for you not to start moving. Produced by Peter (Doc B) Bielig in Brazil it could go all the way, especially when you think of the line up!

Stevie Eagle E and Peter Doc B - Peter Doc B produced the Bola Vez Track

Stevie Eagle E and Peter Doc B – Peter Doc B produced the Bola Vez Track

The Uk side of the music and video production and also the director of the video: Stevie Eagle E and his Shlepp Entertainment team.
The producer of Bola Vez and is Peter Doc Bielig. Stevie Eagle E and Peter Doc B have worked together for over 20 years forming a successful Artist and production team from which Shlepp Entertainment Ltd was created. EEDB (Eagle and Doc B) produced and wrote for Viola Billups and the Flirtations. Viola Billups is now the manager of Tito Jackson. Viola Billups who grew up with Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder and was herself a successful Decca recording artist was introduced to Ayi Jihu and Edu Casanova through Peter Doc B and that is how this whole collaboration came to be.

This collaboration as big as it is part of an even bigger picture. When one considers the fusion of music, cultures and artists and who they all reach, you begin to get an idea of just how big this could be. The biggest stars in the West are limited in China, due to language, culture and lets say Chinese Swag. The same can be said of the biggest stars in China. Music alone is not enough to cross over. You need to be accepted as a person and understood by the people you are singing to. This understanding does not always have to be language but it has to be something communicated which allows you to reach people who do not understand you. Perhaps thus far only Michael Jackson had mastered this conundrum. Now however Ayi Jihu seems to have this magical formula of being accepted and understood by both East and West, in fact by everyone! This allows her to open up the whole of China to other artist who collaborate and work with her bringing artist like Edu Casanova and Tito Jackson not just to the 200 million Chinese that may be able to understand them, but to Billions of Chinese everywhere.

Tito Jackson with Ayi Jihu and Stevie Eagle E from Shlepp Entertainment Ltd

Tito Jackson with Ayi Jihu and Stevie Eagle E from Shlepp Entertainment Ltd

This is reciprocated in Brazil and also the USA and Europe as Edu Casanova helps Ayi transition to Brazil and Tito Jackson helps her transition to the USA and the West. So what you have here is not just a musical collaboration, but a well thought out strategic and cultural collaboration that could signal a real change in the music industry over the next several years.

Masterminding all of this are several people Stevie Eagle E (Shlepp Entertainment Ltd ) Bernhard Storz (Storz Media GMBH) and Peter Doc Bielig. It is their vision and energy that has brought all these artists together and put this grand plan in place. Something individually and collectively they have been working on for over 10 years!

Tito Jackson with Bernhard Storz from Storz Media GMBH

Tito Jackson with Bernhard Storz from Storz Media GMBH

Peter Doc Bielig has almost completed the Edu Casanova album, working at the world-famous WR Bahia studios in Bahia Brazil. Ayi Jihu has already collaborated with Edu Casanova on Ilumina. She flew to Brazil late last year to record the song and also shoot the video with Edu. She also recorded and shot a video with another Brazilian rising star Maristela Muller. Another important part of this international puzzle.

Edu Casanova and Chinese Star Ayi Jihu new single Ilumina

Edu Casanova and Chinese Star Ayi Jihu new single Ilumina

The song Ayi Jihu recorded with Brazilian ‘Pop Princess’ Maristela Muller is called Xiboom and this is also due for release in 2014. All the artists are signed to Storz Media GMBH/Shlepp Entertainment Ltd. The constant theme throughout all of these collaborations is Ayi Jihu.

This international line up is preparing to tour the world taking their unique blend of music, culture and vibe to China, Europe, North America and beyond.

Maristela Muller and Ayi Jihu new track Xiboom

Maristela Muller and Ayi Jihu new track Xiboom

While the rest of the music industry tries to find its way in a changing world with shrinking domestic markets. This group of artists and mavericks are blazing a trail that leaves them way ahead of the competition. A combination of artists that cover practically all demographics with a huge global fan base and international cultural mix. Blending the roots of popular music with the future of popular music fusing languages and using social media to break down new markets.

We also have it on good authority that this global movement is not just about music but about social change and consciousness. The forthcoming tour will have a strong Anti-bullying and Cyber-bullying message, which will also include internet trolling (which is just another form of Cyber bullying) Something which Ayi Jihu and Tito Jackson have experienced first hand. The aim is to reach out to people especially the kids worldwide and change their perceptions about what is acceptable behavior to others no matter what race, culture, gender or persuasion they may be. This is something that Ayi Jihu has been advocating and preaching for several years now using her FearChaser alter ego as an example. With an established young audience of over 25 million kids who played her online Fearchaser™ Game she has a solid foundation for which to take her campaign global working with others like Tito Jackson and Edu Casanova.

Ayi Jihu Fearchaser™

Ayi Jihu Fearchaser™

So as the girl they call ‘The Chinese Madonna and the Legend that is Tito Jackson do the press and media round in the UK, speculation grows as to the future of this collaboration. A Collaboration that will include Edu Casanova in Brazil. Bola Vez maybe the first product of this Collaboration but it will not be the last.

Tito Jackson and Ayi Jihu meet the media in london

Tito Jackson and Ayi Jihu meet the media in london

There is a lot more to come from the Legend, The Madonna and the Casanova.

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Ayi Jihu turns up the heat with the release of her official 2014 Calendar

January 16, 2014 5 comments

Ayi Jihu 2014 Official Calendar

 

My 2014 Official Calendar is here!

Get the stunning 2014 Ayi Jihu Digital Wallpaper Calendar for $4.99. Proceeds go to two Ayi Jihu Organizations.

Sisha the Anti Human trafficking Organization that is at the forefront of fighting modern day Slavery (www.Sisha.org)

And BAFOL An organization that supports Autistic Children and their families.

You will get the full set in 1920 HD sent to your email address within 24 hours of purchase. Please make sure you give us a valid email address. Your money will go towards helping two fantastic organizations saving and changing lives of children and families around the world.

How do you get it. Go to my website www.AyiJihu.com and click on the Calendar link to check out all the pictures and download the calendar.

Thank you.

Ayi Jihu

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PRESS RELEASE: TOP FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER JOINS CHINESE STAR AYI JIHU TEAM

January 10, 2014 Leave a comment
Top International photographer Salvatorie Tangorre to work with Chinese Star Ayi Jihu

Top International photographer Salvatorie Tangorre to work with Chinese Star Ayi Jihu

Press Release

Date: 10 Jan. 14

Shlepp Entertainment Ltd would like to announce the appointment of Photographer Salvatorie Tangorre as North American Visual consultant to Chinese Star Ayi Jihu.

Shlepp Entertainment Ltd CEO Stephen Ellis:

“As we look to transition Chinese star Ayi Jihu into the North American market we are building up a special team to help us achieve this transition smoothly. Ayi Jihu is the first of her kind and the American public are a unique group who have a particular eye and vibe. Many artists and celebrities try unsuccessfully to transition to North America. This failure is due to many reasons. To some degree Ayi Jihu has already successfully made this transition but as we now concentrate on pushing her further above the radar in North America we want to make sure we work with the best out there to make sure we continue to get this right.

It is also very important to us that we work with people who understand and get Shlepp Entertainment Ltd, Ayi Jihu and what we are trying to achieve. Salvatorie Tangorre has worked/for many of the top international brands in North America and has photographed and worked with many of the top models and stars too. He understands Americana with an international twist. He understands women and he understands branding. He and Ayi Jihu get on well together and he understands what we are trying to achieve and how. We feel he will be a vibrant addition to our team and goals.

We look forward to having the benefit of his artistic and knowledgeable eye and input on Ayi Jihu as we move forward into 2014.”

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World’s Biggest show Welcomes chinese star Ayi Jihu for Historic Performance

December 23, 2013 Leave a comment
worlds biggest carnival welcomes chinese star Ayi Jihu

worlds biggest carnival welcomes chinese star Ayi Jihu

The world’s biggest party, The Salvador carnival in Brazil, will for the first time welcome a Chinese artist to perform. Psy was the first Asian artist to welcome this honor and now Chinese star, Ayi Jihu, is the second and the first Chinese artist to be invited to do so. In doing so she is once again making history with her iconic performance.

Performing at the Salvador Carnival in front of over 2 million people a day and a global audience of hundreds of millions, is something that is reserved for the special. It takes official government sanction and an invitation from Brazilian stars to make this even have a slight chance of happening.

Chinese star Ayi Jihu to perform at Brazil Carnival
Chinese performing artist, Ayi Jihu.

Ayi Jihu is already an historic artist. She is perhaps used to making history. Her career thus far is full of historic firsts. This is perhaps due to the very nature of the type of artist or celebrity she is or has become. By her very nature, Ayi Jihu is set up to do great things. Born in ethnic Yi Chinese is a small minority in a small village in the Sichuan region of China, she has become China’s first and only real independent international artist. Everything she does is against the normal way of things. This has played a great part in her crossing over and catching the eye of the West too.

While PSY has taken a more direct route to his carnival appearance, with his huge worldwide number one hit and video, Ayi Jihu has taken a very different route. She has not had a huge worldwide track, or a video with hundreds of millions of plays on YouTube. So just how did she get to be where she is?

The worlds biggest carnival welcomed Ayi Jihu to perform for several reasons. This historic move is not just about number one hits or popular music. It is about people, culture tourism and looking to the future. Jihu represents all of these things and most of all she represents “the future.” People are all aware by now, or should be, of just how fast China is growing. How it grows will probably be affected by how they integrate more with the West. Jihu is a symbol of China’s move into the future and how it will master and dominate, not just the things we expect but also music and entertainment.

Up until Ayi  Jihu, no true born Asian artists have really ever been able to master the language, ‘swagga,’ and vibe to allow them to truly crossover to the West. Even Psy struggles on this front. His lack of English skills sets him up more as anomaly than a credible crossover artist or celebrity. However, Ayi Jihu has no such problem. She is able to communicate to both East and West perfectly, not just her language but her whole image and swagga goes both ways. She has mastered the ability to appeal globally at a local and real level without number one hits, massive hype or major TV exposure. Ayi Jihu is considered by many who come into contact with her as “the real deal.” A human being everyone feels they can get with. This is the real secret to the success and rise of Ayi Jihu and this is the reason she has been invited to perform at the worlds biggest party, The Salvador Carnival in Brazil.

Chinese star Ayi live in Macau
Ayi Jihu performing to a Brazilian audience.

Ayi Jihu recently returned from Bahia, Brazil. While she was there she not only collaborated with Brazilian stars Edu Casanova and Maristela Muller, but took the time to work with the people of Brazil. Putting herself out to get involved with them, Ayi Jihu and her team continually look to give first and then collaborate. This is what sets them apart from others and this is another reason why Ayi Jihu moves ahead. Here is an artist that is very aware of her position in the world and the great power that rises from it. She represents them and at the same time is willing to get involved with all types of people the whole world over. She does this on their terms and on their level and often becomes like them as much as she can. This is very evident when you listen to her music and collaborations with Edu Casanova and Maristela Muller. These songs are a fusion of Portuguese and English, but more Portuguese than English. One would hardly expect a Rihanna to make such a move. Jihu is an R&B pop artist, that is her thing. Throw in a ragga groove and she is off. However, we now find her on a Brazilian samba type groove, working with a Brazilian artists and adapting to their flavor whilst giving her own.

Ayi Jihu’s ability to master and mix with other cultures and people is the real key to her success. This is a true born Chinese girl and as Chinese as Chinese gets. However, when speaking with her if one is American they feel she is American, if one is English they feel she is English, if one is African or Brazilian they feel she is one of them. She then backs this up by getting involved with common interests with the people from the ground up. It was her continued efforts on this front that brought her to the attention of the Salvador head of tourism and culture, who requested a one-on-one personal meeting with the star.

Thanks to her efforts and word spreading about her in Brazil, Ayi Jihu was then invited to address the Bahian parliament and the people of Brazil at a special celebration of Bahian culture and art.

Things did not stop here. As news spread around Brazil about Ayi Jihu and her collaborating with the people, stars, and culture of Brazil, she was was then invited to perform for the Brazilian Vice president in China. Ayi Jihu ended up performing with Edu Casanova not just for the Brazilian vice president, but many top leaders and dignitaries from around the world including the Chinese commerce minister. All of this without a worldwide number one hit, no massive PR campaign, nor any real hype. Just true honest appeal and a willingness to put her best foot forward first.

Chinese star Ayi Jihu - Coming 2014 The Rebirth

Chinese star Ayi Jihu – Coming 2014 The Rebirth


It is the way of Ayi Jihu and her team to do things a different way. Often they avoid the obvious routes and systems most use on their quest for fame and fortune, and this perhaps this tells everyone that there is more to their end game than just fame and fortune. It is obvious now despite the detractors, that Ayi Jihu is an artist that wants to bring people together, help people, and do something for the world in general. Her whole way of doing things testifies to this and that is another thing that makes her so unique and different. Many artists wait until they have too much before they start to really give anything back. Until that moment, they spend their time in an endless and selfish quest for themselves and when they do give, it is often a well staged PR stunt. Ayi Jihu gives for real and by paying it forward from the very beginning. This approach tends to throw many for a loop as they just don’t expect it or think it’s real, but once people get around Ayi Jihu and her team, they start to realize that it is real. Ultimately it is this approach of giving and not taking that has lead Ayi Jihu to be invited to historically perform at the worlds biggest carnival in Salvador Brazil. Ultimately it is this unique and refreshing approach that will see Ayi Jihu become one of the biggest icons of our time and in due course.

For more information in Ayi Jihu visit her website www.Ayijihu.com

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