Top 40 London Greek Radio Airplay Chart, March 2021.
Some of this month’s most-played Greek hit songs on LGR. Spinning the best new hit music not to mention hot exclusives and promos…
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1 Konstantinos Argiros – Tha ‘mai Edo
2 Konstantinos Christoforou – S’ Ena Tetarto
3 Ivi Adamou, Giorgos Mazonakis – Fotia Mou
4 Vasilis Karras – Lene Gia Mena [NEW VERSION]
5 Gianna Terzi, Paschalis Terzis – Gia Sena Mono
6 Petros Iakovidis – Mi Thymoneis
7 Melisses – Pou ‘nai I Agapi
8 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Emena Na Akous
9 Michalis Hatzigiannis – Min Argeis
10 Natasa Theodoridou – Exapsi
11 Antonis Remos – Otan Se Rotisane
12 Katy Garbi, Dionisis Shinas – Atofio Hrisafi [NEW VERSION]
13 Giorgos Papadopoulos – Pote Tha Se Do
14 Panos Kiamos – Eipa Ki Ego
15 Josephine – Paliopaido [NEW]
16 Anastasios Rammos – Oti Ki An Kano
17 Konstantinos Pantelidis – Ki An Me Miso
18 Konstantinos Argiros – Athina Mou
19 Christos Menidiatis – Teleftaia Agkalia [NEW]
20 Ageliki Darra – Se Thelo Edo [NEW, World Exclusive to London Greek Radio]
21 Ioulia Kallimani, Stamatis Gonidis – Gynaika Einai
22 Giannis Ploutarhos – Monos Mou [NEW]
23 Giorgos Sampanis, Panos Katsimichas – Afto Pou Agapas
24 Helena Paparizou [Feat. Marseaux] – Deja Vu
25 Petros Iakovidis – Mou Lipses Poli [NEW]
26 Giorgos Tsalikis – Ftais
27 Natasa Theodoridou – Paradothika Se ‘sena
28 Loukas Giorkas – Mou Eleipses Poly
29 Giorgos Kakosaios – I Mia [NEW]
30 Anna Vissi – Loulaki [NEW]
31 Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo [NEW, Cyprus Eurovision Song Contest 2021]
32 Stefania – Last Dance [NEW, Greece Eurovision Song Contest 2021]
33 Giannis Parios – Ah Agapi [NEW]
34 Stan – Na Xanartheis
35 Melina Aslanidou, Glykeria – Ftani Kai Perisevi [NEW]
36 Panos Kiamos, Anastasios Rammos – Sta Hirotera [NEW]
37 Alkistis Protopsalti – Nikites Chamenoi
38 Sakis Rouvas – Yperanthropos
39 Thodoris Ferris – Paraskevi
40 Elli Kokkinou – Ti Echo Travixei
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Article written by London Greek Radio
The National Federation of Cypriots in the UK encourages British Cypriots to classify ethnically as “Cypriot” in Census.
The National Federation of Cypriots in the UK has called on Cypriot communities to complete the online survey sent by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) by Sunday 21st March, or shortly after.
Federation President, Christos Karaolis, said “We want to use this opportunity to make sure that our Cypriot diaspora is counted, so that Governments and Councils take us into consideration in their decision-making.”
The Federation is therefore urging UK Cypriots to make sure they write-in “Cypriot” in the question about ethnicity / background. This can be done by selecting “Other ethnic group or background” and then typing in “Cypriot” in the space provided.
It is ONS policy never to share personal details and no-one, including government bodies, will be able to identify you in census statistics. Personal census records will be kept secure for 100 years, and only then can future generations view it.
This census will be the first to be run mostly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code in March, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.
Paper questionnaires will also be available on request, along with language support via the free phone contact centre. It is also possible to complete the census over the phone with help from trained staff.
The ONS aims to provide in-person support to complete the census online through Census Support Centres where it is safe to do so.
The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity, with options to allow everyone to identify their nationality, ethnic group and religion as they wish.
For more information, please visit census.gov.uk
Article written by London Greek Radio
Greece named 18-year-old Stefania Liberakakis as the 2021 Greek artist at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam in The Netherlands.
The fledging young-artist would have a second shot at Eurovision, exactly a year later. Stefania with ‘Superg!rl’, a up-tempo ethnic banger, was due to represent the Greek nation, at 2020s’ cancelled contest. Unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic even took its toll, on our favourite music event.
The Greek broadcaster ERT announced Stefania at Eurovision’s second semi-final, at Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena, this May. She was born in Utrecht in the Netherlands to Greek parents from Sofiko Evrou in Greece.
Stefania will perform ‘Last Dance’, 80’s inspired, modern, up-tempo dance number, and is said to have dynamic musical twists. The radio-friendly pop song with its 80’s feel, is current and on-trend with music now. There are said to be influences, from Dua Lupa’s ‘Physical’ rhythmical-wise in the choruses or refrain. The song progresses from slow-atmospheric, to up-tempo, and is believed to have a solid melodic chorus line. A tune written by the song-writing team, behind her previous entrant.
The Eurovision veteran Dimitris Kontopoulos and music production ARCADE, composed and produced the tune, with lyrics by Sharon Vaughn. The creative director Fokas Evangelinos will be responsible for the stage-performance, known in Eurovision circles, for his innovative staging, for many countries. The four male dancers, accompanying Stefania have been confirmed, as Nikos Koukakis, Marcus Giakoumoglou, Kostas Pavlopoulos, Giorgos Papadopoulos.
The lyrics have optimistic overtures, which suggest this won’t be the ‘Last Dance’, instead there will be infinite chances to “dance”, with affirmative life-choices and moments, amid a post-coronavirus pandemic world.
The music video which is filmed in Athens, at the Hilton Hotel and Jockey Club, among other Athenian places, and is said to have encapsulated the concept, that in every end there is a beginning. The filmmaker Kostas Karidas said his video is creating an imaginary, fantastical, dream-like narrative, with Stefania centred at the core of this action. There are special effects, and a sense of wonderment in the visuals, furthermore, Karidas underlined, the video will have no similarities, to the stage act or routine.
Eurovision fans will be waiting with feverish anticipation, for release of the Greek tune and the official music video, in March.
In 2016, Stefania represented The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision in Malta, as part of the three-piece girl group Kisses. Their upbeat song ‘Kisses and Dancin’ placed eighth in the contest.
Stefania came to fame in 2014, when she participated on The Voice Kids. After wowing judges with her audition performance of Alicia Keys’ ‘No One’, Stefania made it as far as the Battle round before being eliminated. She also sang as part of the Dutch children’s choir Kinderen voor Kinderen.
More recently, Stefania has worked on her solo pop career. In 2019, Stefania released ‘Turn Around’, a sophisticated contemporary pop track. Her debut single in 2018, ‘Stupid Reasons’ reached No1 in the Kids Top 20, a hit single, composed and written by J Joachim Vermeulen Windsant and Maarten ten Hove. She released the single ‘Wonder’ which was the soundtrack to the animation film ‘Wonder Park’.
Stefania has also been working on her pop career in Greece. She performed at the Mad VMA music awards , as part of an all-girl cover of Daddy Yankee’s ‘Con calma’ along with Ilenia Williams and Konnie Metaxa.
As well as singing, Stefania also has an acting career. She has starred in the Dutch high school mockumentary Brugklas, the recent dystopian action film De club van lelijke kinderen (The club of ugly children) and made an appearance in the teen comedy 100% Coco New York.
Greece compete in the second Eurovision Semi-Final which airs on Thursday 20th May. The final will be broadcast on Saturday 22nd May, at 8pm BST on BBC1.
London Greek Radio wishes Stefania and Greece the best of luck in the competition.
Article written by Tony Neophytou
Everyone at LGR was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Neophytos Nicolaou on Sunday 21st February 2021. He was 74.
Neophytos was battling with Coronavirus at the University College Hospital in London after being transferred from the North London Middlesex Hospital. He had been initially admitted on 9th January and transferred to the UCH on 16th January.
We understand that Neophytos’ wife Evoulla also contracted Covid-19 and was also taken to North Middlesex Hospital. She has since recovered and has returned home.
Neophytos Nicolaou was the former General Manager of the newspaper Parikiaki and one of the main organisers of the annual Cypriot Wine Festival.
He leaves behind his wife Evoulla, daughter Egli and son Alex. His daughter Maria died five years ago at the age of 46.
He also leaves six grandchildren: Jimmy, Stephanie, Leo, Zoe, Evie and Chris, and three sisters: Maro, Savoulla and Lalla who live in Cyprus.
Neophytos was born in Erimi, Cyprus on 11th December 1946 to Nikola and Egli and was part of a family of nine. His siblings were three brothers, Alexandros, Antonaki and Koko, and three sisters, Maroulla, Savoulla and Lalla.
He attended Lanition Gymnasium in Limassol and came to the UK in May 1963 at the age of 16. He first lived in Kentish Town and studied at Pitmans College.
His wife, Evoulla was from Limassol and they got married on 17th August 1969, living in Palmers Green.
He worked in the rag trade for several years and later became General Manager of Parikiaki. In addition, Neophytos was the Organising Secretary for AKEL in Britain and was General Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK.
In his later years, Neophytos was instrumental in raising thousands of pounds for charity, notably Radiomarathon, where he was made a Trustee. He last visited LGR just weeks beforehand, over the Christmas period and briefly spoke with management.
The funeral will take place on 25 March 2021 at St Mary’s Cathedral, (Panayia), Wood Green at 1pm, followed by the burial at Edmonton Cemetery, Church Street at 3pm. Due to current pandemic restrictions, the attendance at the church will be by invitations only.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks for donations that will go to organisations / charities that were close to Neophytos heart.
Everyone at LGR extend their condolences to the family and we thank him for his services to our community and to Radiomarathon.
Article written by London Greek Radio
WE are to sad to announce that Ashley Paxos Robinson died earlier this month on 9th February 2021. He always loved being associated with LGR and supporting it through his Greek White Teeth, and sponsoring social events. As many of you will know he was involved in the community, especially encouraging young talent wherever he could, including visiting local schools. He loved the community and talked about the community all the time. We are sure he will be missed by many. Please remember Ashley Paxos in your prayers.
His funeral will be held on Friday 5th March at 10.00 am, at Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip. Unfortunately, because of government restrictions only family will be able to attend. But there will be a webcast. You visit the funeral website, enter a user name and a password.
The website is: obitus.com/
User name: Yogo1947
You can join us live or after three days it will be available to watch for the next 28 days.
Article written by London Greek Radio