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African and global superstars celebrate Africa Day Concert 2021


The Africa Day Concert 2021 brought to you by MTV Base, YouTube and Idris Elba have announced a star-studded line-up of guest appearances from some of the most well-known faces on the continent and around the world. The highly anticipated global event is set to put Africa’s next global wave of talent centre stage at this year’s concert and will stream exclusively on YouTube at 19:00 CAT/18:00WAT and broadcast across Africa on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) at 21:00CAT/20:00WAT.

The Africa Day Concert 2021 is upon us, and star power has been added to the line-up. Africa’s most celebrated superstars will introduce the next global wave of talent at this year’s event. This includes the iconic and legendary musician Angelique Kidjo, Congolese singer-songwriter Fally Ipupa and the legendary internationally renowned South African artist Yvonne Chaka Chaka amongst others.

The concert will also shine a spotlight on some of the most dynamic emerging artists from all over Africa. These talented young African artists are on the cusp of immense success and for the first time, they will be seen by a global audience. This includes Rozzy Sokota (Sierra Leone), Ary (Angola) and Mohamed Ramadan (Egypt).

As if that was not enough, a jammed packed line-up of African and global superstars will celebrate Africa Day at this year’s concert. This includes Amina (Kenya), Azawi (Uganda), Blxckie (South Africa), Boris Kodjoe (USA), Ckay (Nigeria), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Cleo Ice Queen (Zambia), Dr Bone (South Africa), Drizilik (Sierra Leone) Ehiz( Nigeria), Emtee (South Africa), Fik Fameica (Uganda), Innoss’B (DRC), Jay Rox (Zambia), Kamo Mphela (South Africa), Lady Kuda (Zimbabwe), Locnville (South Africa), Mark Angel (Nigeria), Mr P (Nigeria), Ms Red (Zimbabwe), Nadia Mukami (Kenya), Nomalanga Shozi (South Africa), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Shirazee (Benin), Slapdee (Zambia), Sorai Ramos (Cape Verde), Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira (South Africa), Tresor (South Africa), Wema (Tanzania), Will Packer (USA), William last KRM (Botswana).

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa commented, “We are thrilled to have some of Africa’s most notable stars, who will be celebrating Africa’s next global wave of talent. The Africa Day Concert 2021 will be a spectacular display of African excellence fitting of this year’s anniversary which also reflects current youth culture and energy. Viewers can expect a unique content experience that will be innovative, informative and entertaining.”

Alex Okosi, Managing Director of Emerging Markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa at YouTube commented: “The Africa Day Concert is an important tribute to Africa. We are excited to have the next wave of African artists perform as we celebrate the 58th anniversary of this auspicious day. At YouTube, we are committed to continuing to showcase the power of African talent and creativity to the world.”

Viewers from around the world can enjoy the Africa Day Concert 2021 experience this Africa Day, 25th of May, streaming globally on Youtube at 19:00 CAT/18:00WAT and MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) at 21:00CAT/20:00WAT. The show will also repeat on BET Africa (DStv Channel 130) on Wednesday 26 May at 12:00CAT/11:00WAT and on MTV Africa (DStv 130) Thursday 27 May at 19:00CAT.

Here’s a rundown of who you can expect to see at the Africa Day Concert 2021:


Bahati (Kenya)
Bella Shmurda (Nigeria)
Blaq Diamond (South Africa)
Elaine (South Africa)
Focalistic (South Africa)
Gyakie (Ghana)
Omah Lay (Nigeria)
Suspect 95 (Ivory Coast)
Teni (Nigeria)
Zuchu (Tanzania)
Rozzy Sokota (Sierra Leone)
Ary (Angola)
Mohamed Ramadan (Egypt)

Amina (Kenya)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Ary (Angola)
Azawi (Uganda)
Blxckie (South Africa)
Boris Kodjoe (USA)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Ckay (Nigeria)
Cleo Ice Queen (Zambia)
Dr Bone (South Africa)
Drizilik (Sierra Leone)
Ehiz (Nigeria)
Emtee (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Fik Fameica (Uganda)
Innoss’B (DRC)
Jay Rox (Zambia)
Kamo Mphela (South Africa)
Lady Kuda (Zimbabwe)
Locnville (South Africa)
Mark Angel (Nigeria)
Mohamed Ramadan (Egypt)
Mr P (Nigeria)
Ms Red (Zimbabwe)
Nadia Mukami (Kenya)
Nomalanga Shozi (South Africa)
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)
Rozzy Sokota (Sierra Leone)
Shirazee (Benin)
Slapdee (Zambia)
Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
Tendai The Beast (South Africa)
Tresor (South Africa)
Wema (Tanzania)
Will Packer (USA)
William Last Krm (Botswana)
Yvonne Chaka Chaka (South Africa)


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