Busiswa Gqulu and Kamo Mphela have been announced as acts for the annual Youtube Africa Day Concert hosted by actor Idris Elba.
The third edition of the concert has a line-up of artists hailing from five countries, Congo, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Tanzania.
According to the organisers, the concert is aimed at commemorating the foundation of the Organisation of Africa Unity on the 25th of May 1963 by using music as a platform to showcase African culture.
Singer-songwriter and poet Gqulu and singer and dancer Mphela; are known for hit songs, SBWL and Nkulunkulu, respectively.
Alex Okosi, managing director, emerging markets for YouTube Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), said: "YouTube as a platform has been 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."
The musicians who are currently in Nigeria preparing for the concert will be flying the South African flag high, sharing a stage with award-winning Nigerian musicians Davido and Dbanj and Tanzanian singer Zuchu.
See the full line-up here:
- Busiswa (South Africa)
- Ckay (Nigeria)
- Davido (Nigeria)
- Dbanj (Nigeria)
- Drizilik (Sierra Leone)
- Innoss'B (Congo)
- Kamo Mpela (South Africa)
- Mayorkun (Nigeria)
- Reekado Banks (Nigeria)
- Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
- Zuchu (Tanzania)
The concert will be streamed exclusively on YouTube at 19:00 CAT on Wednesday, 25 May.