Yemi Alade, Davido, Dbanj, Busiswa, Ckay, others for Africa Day Concert

Busiswa from South Africa, Yemi Alade, Ckay, Davido, and Dbanj from Nigeria have reportedly been confirmed among the artistes from five African countries that will perform at this year’s edition of Africa Day Concert.

According to Alex Okosi, Managing Director, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA, the annual concert is a musical homage to Africa, showcasing the vibrant African music stars, who are making headlines across the world.

The concert commemorates the foundation of the Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU), formed on 25 May 1963, by using music as a platform to showcase African culture.

Okosi says in a statement that the concert brings Africans, the Diaspora, people 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.

He further says that this year’s concert would feature artistes from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, South Africa, and Congo who are set to perform.

“YouTube as a platform has been a mainline for connecting African artists to people all around the world.

“The Africa Day Concert is an opportunity to reaffirm YouTube’s support for African artists as they showcase the vibrant sounds and culture that makes Africa truly unique.

‘’The highly anticipated concert will showcase musical performances that will be streamed to a global audience,’’ he said.

According to him, from Nigeria, talented music artistes, D’banj, Davido, CKay, Yemi Alade, Reekado Banks and Mayorkun will be performing at the virtual concert this year.

He said that also performing from the West African region include popular Sierra Leonean recording and performing artiste, Drizilik.

Okosi said that also set to perform at the Africa Day Concert were singer-songwriter and poet, Busiswa Gqulu, and singer and dancer, Kamo Mpela; both from South Africa.

To join the livestream of the Africa Day Concert, please visit on 25 May at 6 pm.

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