sauti sol joins youtube in celebrating africa month.
byMay 17, 2021
Kenyan boy-band Sauti Sol and Nigerian Afrobeats star Fireboy DML have already delivered their live performances of their most popular hits, which fans can enjoy via live stream on each of the artists' youtube channels.
YouTube Music recently released a schedule of performances and music-industry related events in celebration of Africa month. The celebration is of the continent's popular culture, which will be embraced with performances by famous artists from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
"For more than a decade now, YouTube has helped artists develop and export the African sound to music lovers, fans and listeners worldwide while also enabling collaborations across the continent and around the world," says Alex Okosi, Manager Director Emerging Markets.
"As a result, it's only natural that the platform, where cultural movements grow and build, plays a central role in the celebration of this important month for the continent as a whole. The past ten years have shown, without a doubt, that Africa loves YouTube and YouTube has found a true home in Africa," continues Okosi.
Virtual sessions will focus on topics; The Global Impact of Afrobeats, The Acceleration of Amapiano and Women x Music. The YouTube Music's celebrations of Africa Month will culminate in the Africa Day Concert in partnership with MTV Base Africa and hosted by world-renowned actor and activist for the second year in a row Idris Elba.
The concert is set to take place on Tuesday, May 25.