YouTube releases performance schedule for the Africa month virtual celebration

YouTube releases performance schedule for the Africa month virtual celebration. [Image: Courtesy]
AFRICA — YouTube Music has released a schedule of performances and music-industry related events in celebration of Africa month, with an exclusive live stream concert on YouTube platform for all fans throughout the month of May.

The platform revealed the schedule on 12 May with performances to start the same day.

YouTube Music organised the event in partnership with MTV Base Africa. It features prominent artists from South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria.

The lineup includes South African artist Sho Madjozi, Kenyan band Sauti Sol, and Nigerian Afrobeats artist Fireboy DML.

You can watch the artists’ performances on their official YouTube channels.

YouTube Music will host virtual sessions with Afro Nation, Slikour Onlife, and Leading Ladies Africa to discuss various topics. The topics include The Global Impact of Afrobeats, The Acceleration of Amapiano, and Women and Music.

The schedule leads up to the annual Africa Day Concert on 25 May.

Hosted by actor Idris Elba, the concert will feature several African artists performing on stages across the continent.