YouTube has unveiled a star-studded lineup of artistes to perform at the 2022 Africa Day concert scheduled to hold on May 25.

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Africa Day is marked annually to commemorate the establishment of the African Union (AU) in 2002, previously known as the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963.

In a statement, YouTube said artistes to perform at the concert include those from Congo, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Tanzania.

They include Davido, D’banj, Busiswa Gqulu, CKay, Drizilik, Innoss’B, Kamo Mpela, Mayorkun, Reekado Banks, Yemi Alade, Zuchu as well as Kamo Mpela, the South African singer and dancer.

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This will be the third edition of the annual concert. This year’s edition of the event would be hosted by Idris Elba, the British movie star.

Speaking about the event, Alex Okosi, managing director of YouTube’s emerging markets, said the initiative is part of the platform’s drive to promote African artistes.

“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,” he said.

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This year’s concert would be streamed exclusively on YouTube via here.



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