BBC Asian Network celebrates 20th anniversary with ‘Asian Network Certified’

BizAsia Correspondent



BBC Asian Network has today announced ‘Asian Network Certified’, a night of live music performances taking place at The Forum, Birmingham on Saturday 5th November as a celebration of the station’s 20th birthday.

Following the same format as the popular Asian Network Certified mixes, the event promises to deliver a high-energy night of exclusive live DJ sets and PAs, with the best in British Asian, Bhangra, RnB, Hip-Hop, Bollywood and dance music.

Hosted by Asian Network’s Nikita Kanda and AJD, the evening will be the ultimate party with performances from Raf-Saperra, Panjabi MC, Bambi Bains, Surinder Rattan, Tasha Tah, Nish & DJ LYAN.

They will also be joined by DJ Limelight & Kan D Man, Panjabi Hit Squad, DJ Manara, DJ Nish and DJ Aza, all from the Asian Network family of DJs and presenters.

Nikita Kanda says, “I’m so excited to bring Asian Network Certified directly to our audience for the first time ever. I feel very proud to be a part of celebrating 20 years of Asian Network, British Asian culture and our legendary artists who have paved the way for so many in the music scene. Everyone’s invited! So make sure you come and party with the whole Asian network family. It will be a night to remember!”

AJD says, “I hope our listeners are ready for a night of top bangers, world-class performances and some fun surprises as we celebrate 20 years of Asian Network – I’m so excited.”

Head of Asian Network, Ahmed Hussain says, “There is no better way to mark 20 incredible years of Asian Network and it’s help in championing British Asian identity, than with celebrating in person with our listeners, showcasing the very best of Asian music and culture – we cannot wait.”

‘Asian Network Certified’ will be from 19:00 – 23:00 live in Birmingham. Listeners can also join in with the party on BBC Asian Network and BBC Sounds on the 5th November from 17:00 onwards.