Singapore-based HyperLive Entertainment

Singapore-based HyperLive Entertainment

HyperLive Entertainment, a Singapore-based tech-enabled creative media company today announced a landmark strategic cooperation with Nova Esports, a Hong Kong-based professional esports organisation managing various esports teams which have won multiple world championship titles, to pilot Nova's esports program in the region. is a niche TV platform that combines music, entertainment and lifestyle events.

The strategic cooperation with Nova will see HyperLive establish a Nova Southeast Asian headquarters in Singapore, which includes plans to build an esports academy in the island nation, produce captivating esports content on its OTT-licensed media platform,, as well as to start an esports team that will compete with the best teams globally in esports tournaments. The intended team name is Nova SG, and Nova SG will be based in Singapore. Further, Nova Esports will offer its experience and expertise as well as provide coaches and training regimes for the academy and its players.

Dr. Sean Wong, CEO of HyperLive, said: "We are truly excited about the synergistic partnership with Nova Esports. We have identified esports as a key market that has massive potential for growth in the upcoming years, thus with Nova on board, we are extremely confident that we can achieve incredible breakthroughs in esports."

Nova Esports, founded in 2016, has been the dominant force in the mobile esports scene in recent years, being the first team to win back-to-back world titles in the PUBG Mobile Global Championship for 2020 and 2021 and clinching titles for other games such as Brawl Stars, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale and Arena of Valor. Its line-up boasts some of the top names in esports, including poster boy Zhu "paraboy" Bocheng (PUBG Mobile World Champion), Ceng "Order" Zehai (PUBG Mobile World Champion and MVP) and Huang "Lciop" Chenghui (Clash Royale World Champion).

Singapore has been a thriving hub for esports events recently and with the support of Nova, more opportunities will arise, creating greater positive impact in the industry. The stage is set for professional esports players with tournaments sprouting both locally and regionally, with prize pools snowballing to over a million dollars at times. Clubs in Singapore have been collaborating with Esports venues to host local tournaments for local players to participate in.

One such collaboration is ECHAMP 2021, a partnership between NTUC Club and The Gym to host what was termed "the most lucrative Mobile Legend: Bang Bang (MLBB) tournament" in Singapore. Given the level of interest in MLBB, it comes as no surprise then, when Wong mused about Nova SG's venture into the game, "Nova is predominantly strong in titles such as PUBG Mobile and Clash Royale. With MLBB currently being one of the most popular mobile esports games in Southeast Asia, Nova Sg is certainly keen to explore this opportunity."

There are also further plans in place to expand Nova's operations regionally to countries such as Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand, where the gaming communities are growing exponentially. There is enormous potential for talent recruitment while at the same time, establishing Nova's brand equity and market presence.

HyperLive is a tech-enabled creative media company specializing in the production and distribution of interactive, entertaining media content to create brand value and digital intellectual properties. is a licensed niche television platform that combines music, entertainment and lifestyle events with highly interactive features that make for an exclusive and engaging viewing experience.

Nova is a mobile-focused esports organization committed to empowering individuals through a supportive team environment. We pride ourselves on bringing together a team of individuals with a passion for gaming, each with unique strengths and expertise. From winning major live events and organizing significant online leagues, to dominating in game rankings. Nova consistently excels in the mobile esports arena and believes in catering to a diversity of regions and cultures. With numerous top 10 in game global teams and a multitude of top ranked regional clans. Nova has representation in every major esports market in the world.

Jazz Legends to Remember

Jazz Legends to Remember

Popular culture identifies jazz with particular sounds, such as velvety saxophone solos, Frank Sinatra's soft vocals, and strolling basslines, to mention a few. However, the genre's reach has expanded significantly since its peak in the mid-20th century, with numerous artists discovering new ways to create the aural characteristic of jazz by employing various instruments, combining it with other genres, or even expanding and rewriting the genre's terminology.

Jazz is more popular than ever in modern-day Singapore. Here are some of Singapore's most influential jazz musicians, both in terms of sound and spirit. Jeremy Monteiro- Jeremy Monteiro is the man who may be described as the face of Singaporean jazz. Starting out as a pianist at Club 392 on Orchard Road in the late 1970s, Jeremy's name progressively developed until his big break came with an international appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival with his quartet Monteiro, Young & Holt, garnering a three-minute standing ovation. Jeremy is still performing regularly at the age of 58, including an annual Christmas concert, collaborations with visiting international musicians, and genre-fusing shows such as his tenure with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.

Rani Singam- When Jeremy Monteiro heard Rani Singnam's demo CD, he confused her voice for Sarah Vaughan's. Rani has only become better since that time in the early 2000s. The child singing sensation-turned vocal powerhouse sensation exploded onto the scene with her debut CD With a Song In My Heart, and has since earned accolades for her effortlessly soulful, delicate singing, including a spot in The Jazz Singers encyclopedia alongside jazz giants such as Ella Fitzgerald. If you hadn't heard of her before, you could have heard her perform 'Majulah Singapura' at the 2013 National Day Parade. Rani Singam still performs and works with some of the top musicians in the world and in Singapore, including Chok Kerong and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Alemay Fernandez: Alemay Fernandez is one of Singapore's most popular jazz singers, known for her robust, dramatic, but exquisite voice. Fernandez, a 20-year veteran of the scene, routinely plays in Singapore's pubs and bars, collaborating with some of the genre's biggest stars, including the Basie Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis & The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Esplanade. And she's in high demand all over the world, with appearances ranging from Hong Kong to Perth to Moscow – and that's only in the first four months of 2019.

Chok Kerong: Kerong, a talented pianist and hammond organist, is best recognized as a composer and arranger. Strings and brasses join his piano and jazz staples such as saxophone and bass in his chamber jazz group concerts in 2015 and 2019. He's created a reputation for himself by blending classical inspirations with jazz and soul, and he's pushed the sound palette to new and exciting areas. His organ trio continues in this spirit, introducing an unconventional instrument to straight-ahead jazz. Kerong worked as an arranger for pop sensation Charlie Lim and has been commissioned to produce a composition for pipe organ and strings for the classical-focused Singapore Symphony Group. Chok Kerong is the personification of musical versatility and experimentation on a big scale in Singapore.

Felix Phang: In Felix Phang's music, worlds merge. Originally educated as a classical violinist and trombonist, Phang went down the rabbit hole of jazz while learning at Berklee College of Music, and now mixes the previous two genres with ethnic music from Singapore's primary races. Phang has formed a number of bands, including The Straits Ensemble, which performs ethnic-jazz-classical fusion, Imaginary Forces, which performs modern jazz, and Ark Royal, which performs Mandarin Jazz with his regular partner Dawn Wong. Phang's music is especially important this bicentennial as we evaluate our past and look to the future, guided by his ambition to investigate our traditions and establish a 'Singaporean sound.'

The Steve McQueens: The Steve Mcqueens, who perform a type of jazz fusion that ranges from sensuous and peaceful to pounding and loud, are one of the most prominent performers to arise from the industry in recent times. Formed in 2013, the band immediately established itself as a major act, winning a position on the 2014 program of the Sing Jazz Festival, where it gained international notice. The band, which consists of singer Eugenia Yip (or Ginny Bloop), keyboardist Joshua Wan, bassist Jase Sng, and drummer Aaron James Lee, has released two albums and toured extensively, with highlights including the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan and opening for the legendary Incognito at the O2 in London.

Environmental Social Governance Awards 2022

Environmental Social Governance Awards 2022

MBH Corporation plc (MBH), a diversified investment holding company, launches a competitive awards initiative to showcase exceptional Environmental Social Governance (ESG) efforts by small to medium-sized Singapore businesses, also Music businesses :).

ESG focuses on the protection of the environment, social justice and long-term economic prosperity, and while it has only recently begun to gain prominence in the business world, MBH recognises that many small to medium companies in Singapore have been incredibly active in ESG for some time. The ESG Excellence Awards initiative aims to bring greater acknowledgement to the companies who have truly excelled in this field by providing opportunities to highlight their work on a much wider scale.

The ESG Excellence Awards Singapore 2022 is an opportunity for small to mid-sized companies to showcase their efforts in the ESG field and vie for the chance to win a multi-faceted prize worth S$5000. Entry to the competition is free and open to any small to medium-sized businesses that have their primary business activities and primary office or facility based in Singapore.

Companies that want to compete only need to provide a written entry that gives a description of their business and why it is different, how their company relates to ESG, how they support social responsibility and what their vision is for the future of their company, from an ESG, investment and growth perspective.

Evaluating the entries will be a judging panel of renowned leaders from various fields in business, including best-selling author, TedX Speaker and founder of global-giving and social enterprise, B1G1, Masami Sato, and the Managing Director of Bank Julius Baer, Singapore, Dr Fong Cheng Hong.

The winners of the ESG Excellence Awards Singapore 2022 will walk away with a media investment prize worth S$5,000 in social and traditional media activation that will boost awareness around their business. This includes the production of a promotional video aimed at promoting their company and the important work they are doing in the area of ESG, a media release telling their ESG story that will be written by MBH and sent to a highly targeted media distribution list, and entrepreneur consultation with top leaders in MBH, including CEO of the MBH Corporation, Callum Laing. The winners will also be given the opportunity to be one of the judges in the next ESG Excellence Awards, set to take place in 2023.

Entries for the competition are currently open and will close by 25th April 2022. The judging panel will be evaluating the entries over a period of two weeks, from 25th April - 6th May 2022 and the winners will be announced on 9th May 2022.

Callum Laing, CEO of MBH Corporation plc, added: "Whether it is called ESG, CSR or Social Entrepreneurship, most small businesses – certainly the ones that MBH partners with – have been doing this in one form or another for decades. Now it's time for us to help shine a light on those in Singapore doing this so well."

MBH Corporation plc (M8H:GR) is a diversified investment holding company, listed on the Frankfurt and Dusseldorf Stock Exchanges and the OTCQX in New York (MBHCF). The company acquires small to medium enterprises across multiple geographies and sectors that are well established, profitable and looking to scale. By leveraging the Agglomeration strategy, MBH Corporation plc is able to create substantial shareholder value through the consistent and accretive acquisition of excellent companies.

The Fact BTS Photobook Special

The Fact BTS Photobook Special

Cap Korea Co., Ltd. announced that it will distribute the 2021 The Fact BTS Photo Book Special Edition exclusively to Indonesia through collaboration with, which has professional recognition and public confidence in selling Korean products in Indonesia.

An official from Cap Korea said, "In the past, we tried to proceed simultaneously with Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia, but in order to smoothly supply photo books at reasonable prices, we have collaborated with of The Salim Group, one of Indonesia's largest conglomerates."

Indonesia's sales schedule will be pre-orders online, department stores, and direct offline stores from February 1st (Tue), pre-orders will be ended on February 28th, local delivery will begin at the end of February, and sales will begin offline at department stores and direct stores in March.

"2021 The Fact BTS Photo Book Special Edition", the 2nd collection which will be released following a photobook containing special moments with the "2020 The Fact Music Awards", is filled with Music, Life, Youth and Success of BTS with the theme of "&", a linkage between you and me, the world and us, and today and tomorrow.

Those special photos were taken by artist Kim Je-won, a professional photographer of the artist agency VOTT, which make the photobook a must-have item with their beauty and rarity.

New 160-page photobook consists of printed portraits, photocards, and posters; it is the last chance to get the additional poster as pre-order privilege, which may run out of stock early.

CapKorea Co., Ltd.( is a company located in Gangseo-gu, Busan, Korea, and engaged in export and trading business, which holds exclusive rights to sell "2021 The Fact BTS Photobook Special Edition" in three Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia) in collaboration with (Indonesia), Qoo10(Singapore and Malaysia) online shopping mall that is well known in Southeast Asia.