Popular singing sensation Ranidu Lankage is now in town for a one off concert in Colombo specially for his Sri Lankan fans.
Ranidu is a pioneering hip hop R&B artiste in Sri Lanka, creating the first Sinhalese hip hop R&B album and was the youngest artiste to get an international record deal through Sony India at the age of 19. He is multitalented and has both produced, written and sung all his music.
‘Ahankara Nagare’ was the first Sri Lankan song ever to be featured on MTV, Channel V and Zee music India. It was the no.1 on Zee Music Countdown. ‘Ahankara Nagare’ also received an airplay on MTV Germany and MTV Desi as well as South Indian Music Channels such as SS Music and Sun TV. It was also the first Sri Lankan single to be released worldwide.
‘Ranidu in Concert’ featuring popular Sri Lankan stars will come alive at the Bishop’s College Auditorium on Friday, 6th January 2012.
The Concert ‘Hinahenne Mang’ will feature Ashanthi, Anarkali, Jananath Warakagoda and his team, Dushyanth Weeraman and Randir along with Ranidu.
‘A few surprise artistes too are billed to perform at this concert.
Sri Lanka’s world singing sensation Ranidu recently released his fifth album ‘Hinahenne Mang’. The album comprises sixteen brand new Sinhala songs including his popular ‘Sebalaneni’, a tribute to Sri Lankan war heroes.
The song was released as a single last year and all proceeds from the songs were channelled towards ‘Army Seva Wanitha Fund’.
According to Ranidu, the funds collected from the song have been used to build ten houses for the disabled soldiers and to provide much needed limbs for the heroes.
The ‘Sebalaneni’ song was recognized at the MTV World Awards last year and was sponsored by Mobitel. It was the Mobitel theme for the year.
The song ‘Meghatthin Nanam’, a Tamil song in this new album sung by Ranidu, Jakes and Bejoy was released in MTV India recently hitting the Top 40 Charts.
‘Hinahenne Mang’, ‘Amme Mathakai Nam’,‘Me Susum Rel’,‘Mage Nangi’, ‘Rajekuta Wage Bayai’ ‘I do’, ‘Athamita Kasi’, ‘Wisekara Arumaththi’ and ‘Club Eka Ethule’ are some of the popular hits from the album.
Ranidu is currently working on an English language project for the North American market. The first single “Lost your soul” ft. R-tiz was featured on 106KMEL- the biggest hip hop radio station in the bay area and 103.5 the bomb- Sacramento’s most popular urban radio station. Another track has been released online and has received over 10000 downloads so far.
At the moment Ranidu is working in San Francisco in USA attached to the Google USA.
The album ‘Hinahenne Mang’ produced by CMB Records, Ranidu’s own record label and distributed by Saranga Records Pvt. Limited.
Fully equipped CMB Recording Studio is located at Ishwari Road, Colombo 6.
For more details log on to www.cmbdigital.com or write to Ranidu on firstname.lastname@example.org