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 [2019], 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:
User name: Yogo1947
Password: 467205

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

Top 40 London Greek Radio Airplay Chart, February 2021.

The Chart is comprised of play-lists, with the best new music and spinning some of our favourite tunes from the last year.

London Greek Radio Est. 1989.
The original station you know, tunes you trust

1 Antonis Remos – Otan Se Rotisane
2 Petros Iakovidis – Mi Thimoneis
3 Ivi Adamou Feat. Giorgos Mazonakis – Fotia Mou
4 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Emena Na Akous
5 Michalis Hatzigiannis – Min Argeis
6 Stamatis Gonidis & Ioulia Kallimani – Gynaika Einai
7 Natasa Theodoridou – Paradothika Se Sena
8 Giorgos Sabanis, Panos Katsimichas – Afto Pou Agapas
9 Melisses – Pou Nai I Agapi [NEW/EXCLUSIVE]
10 Konstantinos Argiros – Tha ‘Mai Edo

11 Vasilis Karras – Lene Gia Mena [new version]
12 Yianna Terzi Feat. Paschalis Terzis – Gia Sena Mono
13 Loukas Giorkas – Mou Eleipses Poly [NEW]
14 Dionysis Schoinas – Xsipnisa Kapos
15 Helena Paparizou – Se Xeno Soma
16 Anastasios Rammos – Oti Ki An Kano
17 Konstantinos Argiros – Athina Mou
18 Giorgos Livanis – Na Eisai Eftychismeni [NEW] 
19 Sakis Rouvas – Yperanthropos [NEW]
20 Eleonora Zouganeli – Stathero [NEW]

21 Natasa Theodoridou – Exapsi [NEW]
22 Elli Kokkinou – Ti Echo Travixei [NEW]
23 Alcatrash – Terma Ta Psemata
24 Stamatis Gonidis – Den Se Thelo [NEW]
25 Stan – Paidi Tou Cheimona [NEW]
26 Konstantinos Pantelidis – Ki An Me Miso [NEW]
27 Panos Kiamos – Eipa Ki Ego
28 Helena Paparizou [Feat. Marseaux] – Deja Vu [NEW]
29 Valantis – Tote [NEW]
30 Themis Adamantidis – Afto To Ligo [NEW]

31 Nikos Vertis Feat. Amir – I Lexi S’ Agapo
32 Christos Menidiatis – Mporei
33 Thodoris Ferris – Paraskevi [NEW]
34 Jospehine – Ego
35 Konstantinos Christoforou – S’ Ena Tetarto [NEW]
36 Stelios Rokkos – Den Fovithika
37 Alkistis Protopsalti – Nikites Chamenoi [NEW]
38 Christina Salti – Mporei
39 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Skase Ena Fili
40 Giorgos Sampanis – Agia Thalassa

Your Top 20 Chart Hits

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Cyprus confirmed Greek singer Elena Tsagrinou will be the nation’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The Cypriot broadcaster CyBc announced the artist and song-title ‘El Diablo‘ in an official statement in November.

The 26-year-old Athens-born singer will perform in the Eurovision’s first Semi-Final, at Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena this May. The song is up-tempo, and is said to be a current radio-friendly hit and Eurovision “competitive” enough. The scenario, Elena seems to have fallen in love with someone as bad as ‘El Diablo’ (Spanish, for ‘The Devil’).

The official song and music video will be released very soon. The choreographer Chali Jennings will be responsible for, Elena and her dancers routine in long-anticipated release of the Eurovision video.

Elena takes over from Sandro Nicholas, [his song ‘Running’] last year’s Cypriot titleholder, [he was unfortunate not to sing it], at the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest.

The song-writing team composed of Jimmy Thornfeldt, Swedish songwriter, the Canadian songwriter and Eurovision regular Laurell Barker, behind ‘You Got Me’ by Luca Hanni, which came fourth in 2019, Brazilian-born songwriter Oxa, and Thomas Stengaard, penning the 2013 Eurovision winner ‘Only Teardrops’ by Emmelie De Forest.

Cypriot bosses have stuck to the winning formula of choosing artist and song internally. Cyprus have a 100% qualification record in five years which is impressive and one that Elena Tsagrinou is hoping to emulate their successes. The 2018’s runners-up with Eleni Foureira’s ‘Fuego’, plus five qualifiers between 2015 and 2019, Cyprus have upped their game in the music event for sure.

Cypriot chiefs felt that the songstress was right for this year’s contest as the upbeat song compliments Elena as a vocalist and performance-stage artist.

Head of the Cypriot Delegation in Eurovision Evi Papamichael helped define the criteria for their selection. “In recent years we have been collaborating with major record companies of the region. Greece and Cyprus are, as you know, a single record and music market.” Papamichael explained, confirming that Cyprus music is almost intertwined with Greece’s record labels, and world-class vibrant music industry.

Elena is signed to Panik Records, record label whose former Eurovision predecessors have included Ivi Adamou, Demy, Eleni Foureira and Anna Vissi.

The female soloist has been in the music industry since she was 14, where she reached the semi-finals of Greece Has Talent.

After five years with the band OtherView, Elena went solo in 2018 and has presented shows like The Voice of Greece, Just the 2 of US and K-POP Stars.

Last summer she released Latin-Reggaeton-fused ‘Amore’, the exotic tune also made it to our airplay charts. Her debut hit ‘Pame Ap’ Tin Archi’ launched a young-fledging solo career. The hits included ‘Paradeisos’, ‘Logia’, and duets; with Mike ‘Pare Me Agkalia’, feat, with Oge ‘San Lava’, ‘Tsai me Lemoni’ with Dakis and last December, Elena and DJ Kas covered dance track ‘Be My Lover’.

Elena performed at concerts in Cyprus and Greece, alongside artists such as Konstantinos Argiros and Melisses. Her music videos have accumulated millions of views on youtube, and entrusted Elena as one of the most exciting up-and-coming artists, in Greek music.

Cyprus will be staged with the help of artistic director Marvin Dietmann who helped Austria to a Eurovision triumph in 2014 with their song ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’. The involvement of the Austrian creative highlights the Cypriot ambition to impress at this competition.

Cyprus competes in the First Eurovision Semi-Final which airs on Tuesday 18th May, on BBC Four. The Top 10 qualifying nations have progression to the Final on Saturday 22nd May, on BBC One.

London Greek Radio wishes Elena and Cyprus the best of luck in the Eurovision.

Article written by Tony Neophytou

It’s been reported this week that 630 British Cypriots have died in relation to Coronavirus.

The weekly Parikiaki newspaper which has continued to print it’s circulation during the pandemic have been providing regular updates. The latest figures were published as of 11th February 2021, however it is not known whether the deceased have died directly from Coronavirus or whether they had tested positive for the virus, but died of other causes.

The newspaper has contacted hospitals, churches, funeral directors, Turkish Cypriot media and community, plus requests for their weekly death announcements, and confirmed 630 British Cypriots have died, with 9 deaths of UK Cypriots in the past week.

Reportedly, in London alone, at least 9 Cypriot families have lost loved ones to the disease, of which 5 were Greek-Cypriots and 4 Turkish-Cypriots.

This is the lowest recorded weekly figure recorded since almost two months by the London news outlet.

According to Parikiaki’s calculations the deceased are as follows:-

British Greek Cypriots – 311
British Turkish Cypriots – 270
British Maronite Cypriot – 1

[Which includes 12 cases of married couples, 2 cases of two brothers and 2 cases of fathers and sons and 1 of mother and daughter and 4 under 40 year olds.]

All of the above are from the London area with 12 additional Greek-Cypriot deaths and 1 Turkish-Cypriot in Birmingham, 1 in Cambridge, 1 in Cardiff, 2 in Cheltenham, 1 in Colchester, 2 in Coventry, 1 in Derby, 1 in Hemel Hempstead, 1 in Glasgow, 2 in Leeds, 1 in Leicester, 6 Greek-Cypriots and 1 Maronite-Cypriot in Liverpool, 1 in Lowestoft, 1 in Luton, 1 in Maidstone, 1 in Manchester, 1 in Mansfield, 1 in Margate, 1 in Middlesbrough, 1 in Newport, 1 in Northampton, 1 in Suffolk, 1 in Southend, 1 in Wakefield, 3 Greek-Cypriots (from the same family) in Weston-super-Mare.

The figure includes 582 in London and 48 outside London.

With 2,392,293 deaths worldwide, the above total of 630 British Cypriot deaths equates to 0.026% of deaths globally and 0.54% of deaths in the UK.

Cyprus currently has 32,288 cases of positive tests for Coronavirus with 219 deaths and so far, 2,057 have recovered from the disease, (just over 6%).

In Greece, of 170,244 cases, 6,077 people have died and 150,901 have recovered, (just over 88% so far).

Globally, from the 108,702,417 who have tested positive for the disease, 80,699,989 have recovered and 2,392,293 have died. [Just over 74% recovery rate so far and 2.2% spot-on who have died worldwide.]

The 108,702,2992, confirmed worldwide cases represents 1.38% of the world’s population who have been diagnosed with Coronavirus.

London Greek Radio (LGR) expresses our sincere condolences to the families and friends of all those who have sadly died during the pandemic and continuing to work with various organisations to help and support our communities at this challenging time.

John Kyriakides, Chairman of LGR said, “The LGR family are working hard to keep listeners informed, entertained and updated during this unprecedented time. I am saddened to hear of so many deaths in our communities.”

Tony Jay, Managing Director for LGR added, “LGR will continue to promote cross-partnership initiatives to help our listeners and communities. Our work to communicate the help that is available is more important than ever because we all have a role to play in fighting this virus.”

Information credited and attributed to Parikiaki newspaper and

Figures correct at time of publication 00:30 on Saturday 13th February 2121.

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LGR were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Kyriacos ‘Koulis’ Kyriacou on 20th January 2021.

Kyriacos, (Koullis) was an avid LGR fan and critique and had a rapport with management and presenters on a regular basis.

He was found dead at his home in Seven Sisters Road, Stoke Newington after a friend attended, concerned that Koullis was not answering any phone calls.

London Ambulance Service and police were called just after 8.00pm on the evening of Wednesday 20th January and had to force entry to the property.

Koullis, originally from Limassol in Cyprus, was found deceased in his bed. It is believed that he last spoke with friends on the day before, and last called LGR on the evening of Monday 18th January.

LGR understands that an initial post-mortem has proved inconclusive and further tests are being carried out, including toxicology. It’s not believed that there are any suspicious circumstances, however, the death has been referred to the North London Coroner.

Koullis, known in England as ‘Kyri’ was 57 years old.

He was born in Limassol on 17th June 1963 to Christakis (Christos) and Eleni, and has two younger brothers, 56-year-old Anastasios, (Tassos) and Panikos, who is 50 years old.

Koullis’ brothers still live in Cyprus. Their mother passed away at the age of 65.

Young Kyriacos had eye problems as a child and came to England in 1997 to have surgery in the hope that his eyesight would improve.

He eventually settled down in Seven Sisters Road and dealt with top quality sound and HiFi equipment. Kyriacos was a humble and religious man who always tried to help others. His faith was strong and he had personally studied music and Hippocratic medicine.

Although a very private man, to those who knew him, he was a very good friend who could be trusted and relied upon.

As an avid listener of LGR, Koullis enjoyed the weekly Holy Liturgy on Sunday mornings and his passion for music meant that he would frequently contact LGR’s presenters with help and advice. As well as enjoying Greek favourites such as Spyros Zagoraios, Rita Sakellariou, Stratos Dionysiou, Giorgos Mazonakis, Stelios Kazantzidis, Theodosia Tsatsou, Mihalis Menidiadis, and rock and Entechna Greek songs, he was also very knowledgeable in English music, enjoying songs by Deep Purple, Whitesnake and many more.

Our condolences to Koullis’ friends and family. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Article written by London Greek Radio

Top 40 London Greek Radio Airplay Chart, January 2021.

The Chart is comprised of play-lists, with latest hits, best new music and spinning some of our favourites tunes from the last years.

London Greek Radio Est. 1989.
The original station you know, tunes you trust.

1 Michalis Hatzigiannis – Min Argeis
2 Antonis Remos – Otan Se Rotisane
3 Petros Iakovidis – Mi Thimoneis
4 Ivi Adamou Feat. Giorgos Mazonakis – Fotia Mou
5 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Emena Na Akous
6 Stamatis Gonidis & Ioulia Kallimani – Gynaika Einai
7 Yianna Terzi Feat. Paschalis Terzis – Gia Sena Mono
8 Konstantinos Argiros – Athina Mou
9 Natasa Theodoridou – Paradothika Se Sena
10 Panos Kiamos – Eipa Ki Ego

11 Giorgos Sabanis, Panos Katsimichas – Afto Pou Agapas
12 Dionysis Schoinas – Xsipnisa Kapos
13 Petros Iakovidis – S’ Agapao Sou Fonaxa
14 Josephine – Ego
15 Konstantinos Argiros – Tha ‘Mai Edo
16 Alcatrash – Terma Ta Psemata
17 Nikos Vertis Feat. Amir – I Lexi S’ Agapo
18 Konstantinos Argiros – Milo Gia Sena [2020]
19 Helena Paparizou – Se Xeno Soma
20 Melina Aslanidou – Den Vazeis Mialo

21 Eleni Foureira – Dokimase Me
22 Stan – Na Ksanartheis
23 Kaiti Garbi – S’ Opoion Areso
24 Christina Salti – Mporei
25 Giorgos Sabanis – Agria Thalassa
26 Christos Menidiatis – Mporei
27 Melisses – Misi Kardia
28 Kostas Martakis – Allos Anthropos
29 Paola – Ametanoiti
30 Despina Vandi – Ena Tsigaro Diadromi

31 Panos Kiamos – Dyo Metra Ouranos
32 Malu – Agyristo Kefali
33 Stelios Rokkos – Den Fovithika
34 Eleonora Zouganeli Feat. Kostas Livadas – I Epimoni Sou
35 Nikiforos – Ta Leme To Vrady
36 Sofia Vossou – To Filaraki
37 Giorgos Giannias – Kratise Me
38 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Skase Ena Fili
39 Anastasios Rammos – Metakinisi 6
40 Peggy Zina – Eilikrina

Your Top 20 Chart Hits

Article written by London Greek Radio

The Top 100 “Best Songs” of 2020 on LGR

LGR announces the “Best Songs of 2020” after whittling down from 100’s of really great songs

We kick off our end of 2020 music coverage with LGR’s favourite songs, with our listeners, radio presenters/producers, and play-lists comprised the Chart rundown. “The list has been whittled down from a not very shortlist of 100’s of song releases. This is the “definitive” Chart rundown…” LGR’s Tony Neophytou explained.

“LGR play-lists and music have been fantastic, with different styles and genres. The feel-good moments that shone a light in a dark year. Modern Laika, Greek Pop, Laikes Mpalantes, Zeimbekika, melodic and up-tempo have been impressive”. Tony said.

Have your favourite artists and songs made it to the Chart…?  

Zeimbekiko favourite Konstantinos Argiros with ‘Athina Mou’ was a lockdown theme song for our fellow-Athenians, with its poignant lyrics and emotional bouzouki.  The up-tempo banger Natasa Theodoridou’s ‘Paradokitha Se Sena’ shot straight to the top 10 of the chart.  The inspired-duets, father-and-daughter Yianna Terzi and Paschalis Terzis, with modern-folk song ‘Gia Sena’ was another listener favourite. Stamatis Gonidis and Ioulia Kalimeni released the highly requested ‘Gynaika Einai’, just weeks before the year ended. Nikos Vertis and Amir, with ‘I Lexi S’ Agapo’ turned on charm factor with the Greek-French linguistic ballad.

London Greek Radio, with best new music and modern classics, to timeless favourites, on the original station you know. The tunes you trust.

1 Konstantinos Argiros – Athina Mou
2 Yianna Terzi Feat. Paschalis Terzis – Gia Sena
3 Nikos Vertis Feat. Amir – I Lexi S’ Agapo
4 Stamatis Gonidis & Ioulia Kallimani – Gynaika Einai
5 Petros Iakovidis – Sagapao Sou Fonaksa
6 Natasa Theodoridou – Paradothika Se Sena
7 Giorgos Sabanis – Agria Thalassa
8 Melisses – Misi Kardia
9 Michalis Hatzgiannis – Min Argeis
10 Giorgos Sabanis Feat. Panos Katsimihas – Afto Pou Agapas
11 Panos Kiamos – Eipa Ke Ego
12 Giorgos Mazonakis – Ores Mikres
13 Helena Paparizou – Se Xeno Soma
14 Antonis Remos – Otan Se Rotisane
15 Petros Imvrios Feat. Triantafillos – Pame
16 Andromachai – S’ Agapo
17 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Emena Na Akous
18 Melina Aslanidou – Den Vazeis Mialo
19 Kaiti Garbi Feat. Antonis Remos – Kivotos [2020 version]
20 Petros Iakovidis – Min Thimonis
21 Josephine – Ego
22 Konstantinos Argiros – Tha ‘Mai Edo
22 Ilias Vrettos – Mono Ego
23 Kelly Kelekidou [Feat. Stamatis Kraounakis]- Vasanizome
24 Nikos Apergis – Ego O Dinatos
25 Anastasios Rammos – O,ti Ki An Kano
26 Ivi Adamou Feat. Giorgos Mazonakis – Fotia Mou
27 Stan – Na Ksanartheis
28 Nikos Vertis – Poso Me Pligoses
29 Loukas Yiorkas – Pame Ap’ Tin Arxi [Radio Edit], DJ Pietro Official RMX
30 Dionisis Schinas & Stan – Ola Tha Pane Kala
31 Despina Vandi – Ena Tsigaro Diadromi
32 Giorgos Papadopoulos – Agapi Mou [Radio Edit], DJ Pietro Official RMX
33 Christina Salti – Mporei
34 Christos Menidiatis – Mporei
35 Eleni Foureira – Temperatura
36 Michalis Hatzigiannis – Horevo
37 Nikiforos – Ke Ligo Ligo
38 Konstantinos Christoforou Feat. One – Billy Bam Bam
39 Knock Out – Ah Ntina (Bika Karantina)
40 Giorgos Mazonakis – Dianikterevo
41 Giorgos Sabanis – Allaxe Ta Ola
42 Kostas Karafotis – Afiste Me Oloi Stin Trella Mou
43 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Skase Ena Fili
44 Ilias Vrettos – Ton Anthropos To Lathos
45 Paola – Flitzani
46 Giannis Ploutarhos – Pernas Kala
47 Eleni Foureira – Dokimase Me
48 Helena Paparizou – Mila Mou
49 Onirama – Ax Na Se Ksexnaga
50 Peggy Zina – Eilikrina
51 Antonis Remos – Ola Ta Dakrya
52 Stan – Den Ftais Esi
53 Ilias Kampakakis – Me Anasa Kommeni
54 Giorgos Kakosaios – Erotas Moiazei
55 Panos Kiamos – Dyo Metra Ourano
56 Christos Menidiatis – Dio Dromi
57 Vasilis Karras – Rotas An S’ Eho Erotefthi
58 Eleni Foureira – Yayo
59 Konstantinos Argiros – Ta Matia Sou Eroteftika
60 Giannis Vardis, Giorgos Lianos – Emeis I Dio
61 Makis Dimakis – Giafta Ta Matia
62 Nikos Apergis – Mia Kyriaki
63 Stan – Ftaiei
64 Christos Mastoras, Dimitris Basis – Ena Lepto
65 Malu Feat. Giannis Vorias – Eisai Pantou Kai Pouthena
66 Alexis Prevenas – Stavroulla [Haperis & Pantzis]
67 Giannis Kotsiras – Tin Amartia Mou Tin Leo
68 Stavento [Feat. Themis Adamantidis] – Na Diadothi
69 Sakis Rouvas – I Mesa Mou Thalassa
70 Alcatrash – Terma Ta Psemata (OtherView & Sergio T)
71 Elena Tsagrakinou – Amore
75 Paola – Ametanoiti
72 Τamta, Mente Fuerte – Den Eisai Edo
73 Thanasis Vasilakos – Ouranio Toxo
74 Dimos Anastasiadis – Mi Hanomaste
75 Paola – Ametanoiti
76 Konstantinos Christoforou Feat. One – Diskola Ta Pragmata
77 Thodoris Ferris – Kapse
78 Kaiti Garbi – S’ Opoion Areso
79 Elli Kokkinou – Na Tin Agapas
80 Dionisis Schinas – Allazo
81 Konstantinos Pantelidis – Ki An Me Miso
82 Stelios Rokkos – Den Fovithika
83 Helena Paparizou, Sakis Rouvas – Etsi Einai I Fasi
84 Stefania – Superg!rl [Greece Eurovision Song Contest]
85 Panos Psaltis – Omorfia Mou
86 Amaryllis – Mono Esi
87 Black Vybez x Mihalis Megaloudis – Me Miras Cantado
88 Nikiforos – Ta Leme To Vrady
89 Dionisis Schinas – Ksipnisa Kapos
90 Christos Cholidis – Tha Girizo
91 Alcatrash – Xana
92 Giorgos Livanis – Pou Kai Pou
93 Giorgos Kakosaios – Einai Xristougenna…giafto 
94 Thanos Petrelis – Kounia Mpela [Valentino RMX]
95 Sasa Basta Feat. Alexis Prevenas – Mia Moderna Apo Tin Athena
96 Kostas Karafotis – Tries Ta Ximeromata
97 Malou – Agyristo Kefali
98 Giorgos Tsalikis – To Kommeno Mou Tsigaro
99 Giorgos Giannias – An Figeis
100 Dimitris Karadimos – Erotas

Article written by Tony Neophytou

London-Cypriot singer Kyriacos Georgiou has spoken with London Greek Radio about his new single, ‘Den Mporo’ with Bulgarian songstress, Emanuela. The talented home-grown artist has been leading a successful solo career in Athens for several years and spoke with LGR’s Tony Neophytou.

The music video which was uploaded to the Planeta official YouTube channel has surpassed an impressive 3.6 million views since it was released on 1st October.

The tsifteteli-ethnic pop track with Bulgarian percussion has catchy hooks making it a club and radio friendly hit.  

Kyriacos told his manager his idea to release a new song while in lockdown.

The 27-year-old told LGR: “After one-week release, we managed to surpass 1.2 million views and was number #1 trending on Bulgaria YouTube and ranked first on the Top 50 Bulgarian pop/chalga folk music charts.”

Speaking about his collaboration, Mr Georgiou added, “Emanuela is a pop/folk Bulgarian artist who has had over 20 hits and has been in the industry for years. Our music producer and hit maker in Bulgaria, Daniel Ganev wanted to produce a Greek/Bulgarian duet and suggested it to both of us.  I previously worked with Daniel Ganev on my last hit in Bulgaria, which was Anelia and called ‘Pos Tin Ides’ which has now had 7.7 million views.”

 Both singers worked on the creative and artistic video together, which is implicitly sensual and seductive and compliments the song. 

“We heard the song and thought it would be an instant success.” Kyriacos explained. “I instantly clicked with Emanuela and got on with her really well. We both put many ideas on the table in regards to shooting the video and combining the lyrics together so that they would make sense. It was a pleasure working with such a well-known artist once again in Bulgaria.”

LGR’s Tony Neophytou asked Kyriacos about the creative challenge of life in lockdown and what affect it had. 

“It’s been a very difficult period for all of us; artists, performers, singers, entertainment industry, as you’re not able to perform. A lot of friends and co-writers are really down at this moment in time. You have to stay positive, pray for better days.  We have to get back on the stage, entertain and make people happy, to enjoy life, because life is short.”

He added, “In lockdown I felt myself getting depressed because all of a sudden I went from a sold out summer tour with Natasa Theodoridou and Stan, to then going into a lockdown, not being able to perform or travel, is a big shock. Also not knowing when we, as artists, will be able to perform again was even more frustrating. I am grateful to God I found the energy and enthusiasm to make this new single with Emanuela.”

In his spare time, Kyriacos enjoys the gym and tries to stay healthy.  He also enjoys acoustic unplugged sessions with friends in London.

Kyriacos is patiently waiting for the re-start of bouzoukia, once the social distancing restrictions in Athens are eased.

“I have now booked a tour with Emanuela in Bulgaria and will be travelling back and forth for live shows until things get better and the entertainment industry opens back up in Greece.”

Kyriacos had acknowledged the help of the ‘LGR Music Awards’ of his fledging career. “LGR event opened up a lot of routes for me in terms of getting to Greece, to record labels. Meanwhile, Giorgos Papadopoulos, the Cypriot star singer-song-writer at this event, wrote a couple of singles for me in 2013-14 when I moved to Greece. All this came through LGR. A huge Thank you to LGR for helping me out back then in my earlier days”.

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Article written by Tony Neophytou