For the 2022 Africa Day Concert on May 25, YouTube has announced a spectacular line-up of top African artists from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania.
The annual event, now in its third year, will be hosted by Idris Elba.
It aims to pay tribute to African talent by showcasing the diverse African stars who are making headlines around the world.
D’banj, Davido, CKay, Yemi Alade, Reekado Banks, and Mayorkun are among the Nigerian artists on the bill, as is Sierra Leonean musician Drizilik.
South African singer-songwriter and poet Busiswa Gqulu, as well as singer and dancer Kamo Mphela, will perform alongside the West African artists. Tanzanian singer Zuchu and Congolese musician Innoss’B are also on the bill.
“YouTube as a platform has been a mainline for connecting African artists to people all over the world, and the Africa Day Concert is an opportunity to reaffirm YouTube’s support for African artists as they showcase the vibrant sounds and culture that make Africa truly unique,” said Alex Okosi, YouTube’s managing director of emerging markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
The concert will be streamed live on YouTube beginning at 7 p.m. (CAT). Set a reminder for the livestream if you’re interested.
The concert will be the culmination of a series of events held throughout May to help aspiring songwriters, producers, and content creators from Sub-Saharan Africa improve their skills and scale and grow their channels.
The events are part of YouTube’s efforts to reaffirm its commitment to Africa’s growing creator ecosystem while also highlighting and celebrating the creatives who are driving the continent’s music industry.
Earlier this month, YouTube announced workshops as part of its Future Insiders Programme to provide hands-on training to aspiring producers and songwriters.
Sarz and Musa Keys, two music producers, have been confirmed as facilitators.