One Africa Music Fest in New Yorkby Sonia Amoako Friday, June 10th, 2016 .
One Africa Music Fest is set to hit the U.S. for the first time this July.
The event which is being put together by Upfront & Personal will be hosted by Banky W and will see live performances from Africa’s biggest stars such as Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and Davido plus loads more.
The line up of BET award winners and international stars have really helped to put Afrobeats on the scene in the past few years.
The CEO of Upfront and Personal, Paul O spoke on why the sh0w is being put on, ‘After storming the music trends in Africa and Europe, I felt the timing was right to put Afro beats and Afro pop on the main stage in the U.S. It’s slowly been hitting the underground scene for a while, but with the current collaborations with artists like Drake, Meek Mill, Wale, and Future, amongst others. We just had to do it.’
We agree, the fact that world known artists such as Drake are joining forces with Afrobeat artists show that the genre can only get bigger and better!
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Barclays Centre, New York
To purchase tickets to the show visit www.ticketmaster.com
Hopefully this event can hit the UK in the future.