Japanese based management company Superball AKB48 Group Makes U.S. debut

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Sheki Baby Blue
Filipino superstar artists Sheki & Baby Blue descend stateside

LOS ANGELES - s4story -- AKB48 Group talent makes its debut in the U.S with Filipino superstars SHEKI & BABY BLUE , two of the most popular talents coming from the Filipino girl group MNL48.
SHEKI (Shekinah Azarga) is the first solo debut from AKB48, the highest selling pop group in Japan and the fifth bestselling girl group worldwide. She is the No. 1 vocalist of the AKB48 groups. The two acts are managed by Shohei Watanabe and Japan's Superball and is signed at TKO for U.S representation.

Singer-Songwriter SHEKI has been playing a major role as a lead vocalist in MNL48Manila, Philippines) which since 2018 has been a very popular sister affiliate of AKB48, the all-female, theatre-based "idol" collective from Japan. Named after the Akihabara area in Tokyo, where the group's theater is located AKB48 is certified as the largest pop group in the world by The Guinness World Records.

All the fans know and have been talking about SHEKI  as the most skilled and talented member of all the AKB48 groups, which are divided into teams and spread across 12 locations in Asia with Sheki being from the Manila, Philippines based MNL48. Since the winter of 2021, she has been building her own career, receiving praise by critics and the entire music industry. Her recent collaborations with 48 other groups across 8 regions gained immense attention, not only from Asia, but from around the world. Now with the strong support of her followers, Sheki has assembled 5 top songwriters from the US, Korea and Japan to launch her own solo career.

This jewel of an artist possesses a charm that can attract anybody and her brilliant potential guarantees this rising star to shine even brighter in the future. SHEKI has the power to surpass all borders and barriers through her performances and unite the hearts of all who listen.

Having learned the joy of singing at age 6, SHEKI has been a popular 1st generation member of MNL48, and has consistently been selected for the KAMI7. The term Kami7 (God 7) describes the 7 most popular members of AKB48 per the fans. With her friendly, relatable smile, vocal prowess and dance skills combined with her strong stage presence, she is also active as the team leader.

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BABY BLUE is a sub-unit of the Filipino idol group MNL48 consisting of three members: Coleen, Amy, and Frances.
They debuted in September 2020 with their lead single "Sweet Talking Sugar," which reached the top spot in Tower Records Japan 'Eggs Music' chart. The group's music style incorporates RnB, City Pop, and Street Vibe with English lyrics. In February 2022, BABY BLUE released their fourth single "Head Up" along with their first album in both the Philippines and Japan. They have released the following singles " Sweet Talking Sugar" ( 2020) , " Negaster" (2020), "Stuck on You" ( 2021), "Head Up" 4th Sinle and first full –length album in 2022.

AKB48 is a Japanese idol musical girl group named after the Akihabara area in Tokyo, where the group's theater is located. AKB48 has sold more records than any other female musical act in Japanese history.

Shohei "Shaw" Watanabe    Music Producer / Supervisor / A&R
A Japanese producer of Superball Co., Ltd. (AKB48 groups), and an A&R and music supervisor of Dream Kid Inc and Atlantis 369 Music Publishing who works actively in Tokyo and LA. He started his career as a road manager for the Grammy Award winning singer "L.V." who is widely known for the world-famous Hiphop classic, "Gangsta`s Paradise". He has also worked with a variety of music publishers, record companies and songwriters. He has contributed to exclusive songs and compilation albums with various artists they have sold worldwide and is currently serving as a music supervisor of various movie / anime contents.

About Bliss
https://bliss-entertainment.agency/
About Superball
Superball Co., Ltd. is a management company based in Tokyo, Japan which oversees the 6 AKB48 sister groups abroad; JKT48, BNK48, MNL48, AKB48 Team SH, AKB48 Team TP, and CGM48. Superball also manages talent.
https://superball.co.jp/management/

About The AKB48 Group- A Japanese idol musical girl group named after the Akihabara area in Tokyo, where the group's theater is located. AKB48 has sold more records than any other female musical act in Japanese history. Founded in 2005, the AKB48 Group concept is 'idols you can meet' creating superstar idol groups SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48, and STU48, in 6 regions in Japan. Outside Japan is JKT48, BNK48, MNL48, AKB48 Team SH, AKB48 Team TP, and CGM48.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AKB48

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About TKO
TKO is one of the music industry's premier boutique booking agencies. Boasting a diverse roster of more than 200 artists, the agency is home to some of the biggest names and best emerging talent in music, including acts in rock, metal, and alternative. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and London, TKO has a worldwide reputation for identifying and developing talent, working hands-on with artists, management and labels, and carving career paths that are unique to the individual. http://tkoco.com/

SHEKI
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sheki.mnl48official/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MNL48ShekiOfficial/
TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@sheki.mnl48official
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@ShekiMusicOfficial/featured
Twitter https://twitter.com/shekimusic_
Official Websites
www.shekiarzaga.com
www.shekimusic.com

BABY BLUE
Official Twitter https://twitter.com/babyblue_hhe
Official Instagram https://www.instagram.com/babyblueph_official/
Official Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@babyblue_mnl48official
Official YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXtV71mXDHM3Kjo13i9xsug
Official site https://www.babyblueofficial.com/

Contact
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