The concert dubbed, Africa Day Benefit Concert will be hosted by actor Idris Elba.
MTV Base Africa has partnered with YouTube to stage the virtual concert that is aimed at raising funds to help families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.
The concert is set to go down today May 25th, 2020 with East Africa being represented by Sauti Sol, Diamond Platnumz, Bebe Cool and Nandy.
“We’re pleased to be part of the #AfricaDay Benefit Concert going down next week Monday, to raise funds for COVID-19. It will hosted by @idriselba on @MTVBaseAfrica YouTube at 6PM (CAT) & MTV BASE at 9PM (CAT) #AloneTogether 🌍” said Sauti Sol
Elba who recently recovered from Covid-19 after testing positive in March, will be sharing his journey to recovery.
He says he want to shine a light on the African continent through the mega gig.
“Taking a moment to shine a light on African arts to benefit the African homeland and its people. A continent of this size should find a way to dig deep and stand up for one another at a time like this. It’s important for the future and history will not forget” Says Idris Elba.
The event will bring together the like of South African artistes Sho Madjozi, AKA and Nasty C. Nigerian music stars Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade and Teni will also perform.
Legendary Grammy-winning singer Angelique Kidjo, StoneBwoy from Ghana, Tanzanian musicians Diamond Platnumz and Nandy, Congolese star Fally Ipupa and Kenyan Afro-pop group Sauti Sol.