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Celaviedmai (aka Mai) is a Galway born artist who has become one of the most exciting names in the Irish hip-hop and rap scene. She is recognised as a rising star both in Ireland and internationally for her incomparable stage presence and hard-hitting lyricism. Cela has an impressive performance history from the 3 Arena to the National Concert Hall, headlining her own shows and opening for artists such as Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Hoodie Allen, Tinchy Stryder and more.
You may recognise Mai from the theme song of the It Galz podcast, previous editions of Electric Picnic, Longitude, Forbidden Fruit and features in the likes of Vice, New York Times, UK Times, the front cover of Hotpress Magazine 2021, Ireland Music Week 2020, BBC’s Rap Trip, RTÉ’s My Tribe (S2), National Concert Hall x District Magazine’s Extraterrestrial, the Utopia Cypher curated by Una Mullaly and across countless spaces advocating for racial and gender equality. Mai, whose parents are originally from the Ivory Coast, has a unique sound and often combines English, French and Irish in her lyrics. Her music is celebrated for defying genres within urban contemporary music and 2022 will see multiple exciting releases and appearances showing off just how versatile she is.
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some press highlights:
"Her dexterous way with words and music is frequently thrilling. She’s a consummate live performer too."
"One of the most versatile and consistent acts of the past five years. Comfortable weaving between genres, it’s this unpredictability that makes her so exciting."
Journal of Music
"Celaviedmai loves to keep her listeners guessing, defying any attempt to pigeonhole her talent... she can be both witty and arrestingly poignant."
"[Cela has] begun to grab attention for her commanding and powerful releases & performances. If you’re looking for Irish female MCs – look no further than Celaviedmai."