A star-studded line-up of guest appearances from some of the most well-known faces on the continent has been announced for the 2021 Africa Day Concert.
The day marks the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity 58 years ago.
The online “mega” virtual concert, hosted by actor Idris Elba, will celebrate the continent’s people and some of its finest talents, like Elaine, Blaq Diamond, Angelique Kidjo, Cassper Nyovest and Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
Nigerian stars Bella Shmurda, Teni and Omah Lay will also be performing.
Artists will perform on multiple stages from Lagos to Johannesburg and the concert will be streamed exclusively on YouTube and broadcast across Africa on MTV Base.
The concert will also shine a spotlight on some of the most dynamic, emerging artistes from Africa. These talented young African artistes are on the cusp of immense success and for the first time, they will perform on a global stage. They include Rozzy Sokota (Sierra Leone), Ary (Angola), and Mohamed Ramadan (Egypt).
“We are thrilled to have some of Africa’s most notable stars, who will be celebrating Africa’s next global wave of talent,” senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Monde Twala, said about the concert.
“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.”