The 2021 Africa Day Concert returns this year and will be hosted by Golden Globe and SAG winner, Idris Elba this Africa Day, 25 May.
This year’s virtual concert will be a Pan African event featuring trailblazing African stars from across the continent. Artists will perform on multiple stages from Lagos to Johannesburg in an event that will be streamed to a global audience on YouTube and broadcast on the MTV channels.
‘I’m committed to shining a light on African culture, heritage and the arts. During a year when globally we have all had to reflect deeply on our purpose, I’ve taken inspiration from the continent with its diversity of voices, creativity and innovation. Here’s to Africa’s Next Global Wave,’ says Elba in a press release ahead of the event.
‘The past year has been an unprecedented one for all of us and it is a tremendous inspiration so see how our African artists and Africans on the continent and globally are lighting the way through creativity, collaboration and innovation…We are proud to partner with YouTube and Idris Elba for the Africa Day Concert 2021.’Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa
The full line-up of artists will be announced in the lead up to Africa Day, 25 May. The global event will stream on Youtube at 19:00 and on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) at 21:00.