kenyan stars set for africa day concert 2021

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Nadia Mukami and Idris Elba

by Helvine Achieng May 24, 2021

The Africa Day Concert 2021which is the highly anticipated global event convened by YouTube and MTV Base set to be hosted by feted actor Idris Elba will have a star-studded line-up of guest appearances from some of the most well-known faces on the continent and around the world.

The event which is set to put Africa’s next global wave of talent centre stage and will feature Kenya’s songster Bahati with special appearances by Amina and Nadia Mukami both from Kenya the event will stream exclusively on YouTube.

“The Africa Day Concert is an important tribute to Africa. We are excited to have the next wave of African artists perform as we celebrate the 58th anniversary of this auspicious day. At YouTube, we are committed to continuing to showcase the power of African talent and creativity to the world,” said Alex Okosi, Managing Director of Emerging Markets in Europe

The event has so far attracted celebrated artists from South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Egypt, Cameroon, Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Kenya among other countries performing live on multiple stages in Lagos, Nigeria and South Africa’s Johannesburg.

Making special appearances at the event are musicians like the likes of  Angelique Kidjo, Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz, Congolese singer-songwriter Fally Ipupa, one of South Africa’s most powerful duos Mafikizolo, the legendary internationally renowned South African artist Yvonne Chaka Chaka and 31 others.

“We are thrilled to have some of Africa’s most notable stars, who will be celebrating Africa’s next global wave of talent. The Africa Day Concert 2021 will be a spectacular display of African excellence fitting of the 58th anniversary of this important day. Viewers can expect a unique content experience that will be innovative, informative and entertaining,” said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa.

The concert will stream globally on YouTube at 20:00EAT and MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) at 22:00EAT.