YouTube is set for an eventful night as the annual Africa Day concert in here to pay musical homage to Africa, showcasing the vibrant music stars in the continent making headlines across the world.
The highly anticipated concert which will hold today, 25th of May, 2022, seeks to bring Africans, the Diaspora, and people from across the world together to celebrate a continent that is home to more than 1.5 billion people and is spawning new ways of artistic expression.
This year’s event hosted by British actor, Idris Elba will include an in-person event in Nigeria that will be live-streamed on YouTube.
Taking the stage to perform are talented artists from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, South Africa, and Congo.
From Nigeria, talented music artists, D’banj, Davido, CKay, Yemi Alade, Reekado Banks, and Mayorkun will be performing at the virtual concert this year. Also performing from the West African region is popular Sierra Leonean recording and performing artist, Drizilik.
Performing also are singer-songwriter and poet, Busiswa Gqulu, and singer and dancer, Kamo Mpela; both from South Africa. They are known for hit songs, “SBWL” and “Nkulunkulu” respectively. Tanzanian singer, songwriter, and WCB (Wasafi Classic Baby) artist, Zuchu will be performing her hit songs at the concert while Congolese singer-songwriter, Innoss’B, and the Naomi Campbell crooner round out the lineup of artists performing this year at the Africa Day Concert.
The YouTube Africa Day Concert is intended to reaffirm the streaming website’s commitment to growing Africa’s creator ecosystem and to spotlight and celebrate the artists and creatives who are driving the growth of Afrobeats and Africa’s music industry.
YouTube’s longstanding commitment to the creative industry in Africa is evident in its 100 million USD YouTube Shorts Fund – a way for anyone to connect with a new audience using just a smartphone and the Shorts camera in the YouTube app and the #YouTube Black Voices Funds, launched in 2020 a multi-year commitment dedicated to spotlighting and growing Black creators and music on the platform, by giving artists access to resources to help them thrive on YouTube.
YouTube is the second most visited website in the world after Google. To Stream Live the event, click HERE.