Angelique Kidjo, Burna Boy, Sauti Sol, AKA, Yemi Alade, Sho Madjozi, M.anifest, Tiwa Savage, Stonebwoy, and more are billed to perform on AFRICA DAY. The Africa Day Benefit Concert is happening on the 25th of May. Meanwhile, YouTube and ViacomCBS Networks have announced its hosted by Idris Elba
Watch this video posted by MTV Base Africa for the full line up!
The 2-hour concert will stream on MTV Base platforms. The purpose is to help the of raising funds for COVID-19 relief efforts in Africa. South Africa’s News 24 reports; All proceeds from the event will go towards health and nutritional needs. Although, families most affected by the crisis, would be given attention first.
Idris Elba had this to say; “Taking a moment to shine a light on African arts to benefit the African homeland and its people. A continent of this size should find a way to dig deep and stand up for one another at a time like this.” He continued; “It’s important for the future and history will not forget.”
The benefit concert can be viewed on Monday, May 25 at 6 PM (CAT). However, you’d have to watch via MTV Africa Base’s YouTube channel. Tune in then to catch all the action.