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Cameroonian artistes miss out on ‘Africa Day Benefit Concert’ to be hosted by Idris Elba

ViacomCBS Networks Africa and YouTube are set to organize “Africa Day benefit concert” on May 25th.

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. Wikipedia

The “Africa Day benefit concert” set to be hosted by Idris Elba will be done from home and the proceeds will be used to help children and families all around Africa who have been affected by the Corona virus Covid 19 Pandemic.

This concert will bring together a powerful lineup of musical performances from the biggest artistes in Africa with no Cameroonian artiste making the list.

The confirmed lineup of artistes to perform at this event are; Angelique Kidjo, AKA, Diamond Platnumz, Fally Ipupa, Nasty C, Sauti Sol, Sho Madjozi, StoneBwoy, Teni, Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade.

They will be joined by Afrobeats superstars Davido (Nigeria), Burna Boy (Nigeria), Bebe Cool (Uganda), Busiswa (South Africa), Adekunle Gold (Nigeria), C4 Pedro (Angola), Reekado Banks (Nigeria), M.anifest (Ghana), Niniola (Nigeria), Salif Keita (Mali), DJ Maphorisa & KABZA De Small (South Africa) and Toofan (Togo).

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It is still unclear why no Cameroonian artiste made the list of performers. Worth mentioning that several other countries were ignored especially countries in the North and Central Africa. However, the fact that the show will be hosted on YouTube and funds are to be raised gives a hint that the organizers were targeting artistes and music economies who hit the biggest numbers on YouTube. Perhaps, artistes from these other countries could make the list following how “High” the bar was set.

Again, given the fact that Cameroon is considered a “Francophone” country, and only Fally Ipupa made the list from a Francophone country, it’s safe to say he was selected because of the influence he has in the whole of French Africa.

The concert will stream on MTV Base channels in Africa.



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