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Blaq Diamond, Elaine and Focalistic to perform at Africa Day Concert

Singer Elaine. Picture: Instagram

Singer Elaine. Picture: Instagram

Published May 17, 2021


The highly anticipated Africa Day Concert 2021 have announced the next global wave of talent set to take the stage by storm at the upcoming concert.

This year’s concert will shine a light on Africa’s next wave of talent who are making their mark on the global stage with artists from South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Kenya who are set to perform.

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The global event is a partnership between MTV Base, YouTube and Idris Elba and will be hosted by the Golden Globe and SAG winner, Elba, this Africa Day.

The virtual concert will be a Pan African event, featuring trailblazing stars from across the continent.

Artists will perform on multiple stages from Lagos to Joburg in an event that will be streamed to a global audience on YouTube and broadcast across MTV channels.

The show will feature appearances from the biggest names in music from across Africa who will introduce each act and shine a light on why exactly they are taking the world by storm

South Africa’s Elaine, one of the continent’s most-streamed artists, is set to perform new music at the concert. She will be joined by rapper and MTV Base Hottest MC 2020 winner, Focalistic as well as rap duo, Blaq Diamond who is currently MTV Base’ Hottest MC New Wave title holders.

Nigeria’s most popular emerging artists will also take to the stage.

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Singer, songwriter and Case hitmaker Teni will perform at the event as well as Afrobeat star, Bella Shmurda, who rose to prominence with the song Vision 2020.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Omah Lay will also perform his much-loved hits.

Also set to join the line-up is Ghanaian artist and afrobeat/afrofusion singer, Gyakie as well as Suspect 95 who hails from the Ivory Coast.

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Also set to deliver show-stopping performances are Kenyan singer Bahati and Tanzanian songstress Zuchu.

The Africa Day Concert 2021, takes place this Africa Day, May 25, streaming globally on YouTube at 7pm CAT/6pm WAT and MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) at 9pm CAT/8pm WAT.

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