YouTube has announced a lineup of artists from five countries, who will be performing at this year’s Africa Day Concert.
Like previous editions, the Africa Day Concert which is in its third year will be hosted by Idris Elba
The annual concert is a musical homage to Africa, showcasing the vibrant African music stars who are making headlines across the world.
The concert seeks to bring Africans, the Diaspora, and people from 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.
This year’s concert will feature artists from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, South Africa, and Congo who are set to perform. The concert will be streamed exclusively on YouTube at 8PM EAT on (25/05/2022). Tanzanian singer, Zuchu will be performing her hit songs at the concert.
Many questions were raised on twitter as to why no Kenyan artist will be featured this year. “YouTube as a platform has been a mainline for connecting African artists to people all around 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 makes Africa truly unique”, says Alex Okosi, Managing Director, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA.
The concert is aimed at commemorating the foundation of the Organization of Africa Unity on the 25th of May 1963 by using music as a platform to showcase African culture.