Sat Dec 16 2023
Sat Dec 16 2023
Monroe's Live Backstage
14 Dominick St Upper, Galway, H91 WD2H
Select ticket quantity.
Celaviedmai (aka Mai or Cela) 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 Nova Twins, Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Hoodie Allen and Tinchy Stryder.
You may recognise Mai from the theme song of the It Galz podcast, features in the likes of Vice, New York Times, UK Times, Hotpress Magazine, Ireland Music Week 2020, National Concert Hall x District Magazine’s Extraterrestrial, the NCH Utopia Cypher curated by Una Mullaly, BBC’s Rap Trip and RTÉ’s My Tribe (S2).
Mai's music is celebrated for defying genres within urban contemporary and she often combines English, French and Irish in her lyrics - paying homage to her Ivorian roots. In 2022 Mai was reported as a standout artist at St. Patrick’s Festival, appeared as the cover star of the Culture Magazine in the Irish Sunday Times, opened for UK punk duo Nova Twins at Whelan’s, had her Ireland in Music performance premiered as part of the SEODA 2022 programme and was broadcasted across the USA. Mai released her much-anticipated debut EP ‘Both Sides of the Story’ to high praise, where half of the songs were added to Spotify playlists New Music Friday UK, Irish Rap & Drill 2022, The New Éire, A Breath of Fresh Éire and Ireland 2.0.