African will be celebrating African Day on May 25 and Viacom CBS Networks Africa and YouTube in partnership with Idris Elba will be hosting an “Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home”.
The program will be used to raise funds to help children and families in Africa that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with all proceeds being donated to support food and health needs for those most impacted on the continent.
The program will be a 2-hour special streamed and broadcast to millions of viewers in Africa and around the world on MTV channels and on the MTV Base Africa YouTube channel.
African stars to perform at the event include Burna Boy, Sho Madjozi, AKA, Diamond Platnumz, Sauti Sol, Yemi Alade, Fally Ipupa, Stonebwoy, Teni, Angelique Kidjo, and many more. Commenting on the program, Idris Elba said;
“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.”