Music and video streaming platform, YouTube, has announced the artists’ lineup for the ‘YouTube Africa Day Concert 2022’ which includes six A-list musicians.
This year’s concert slated for May 25 would feature artists from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, South Africa, and Congo. The annual concert by YouTube is a musical homage to the continent, showcasing the vibrant African music stars making headlines worldwide.
Nigeria’s D’Banj, Davido, CKay, Yemi Alade, Reekado Banks, and Mayorkun will perform at the virtual concert this year. Sierra Leonean recording Drizilik; singer-songwriter and poet Busiswa Gqulu; singer and dancer Kamo Mpela, both from South Africa, will also grace the event.
Alex Okosi, the managing director of Emerging Markets for YouTube EMEA explained that the concert would unite Africans, the diaspora, and people across the world to celebrate a continent that is home to over 1.5 billion people and is spawning new ways of artistic expression.
Mr Okosi said; “YouTube as a platform has been 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”.