2019 Afrobeat Round Up
We present the best picks of Afrobeat music events coming up over remaining months of 2019...
KISS Fresh presents a round-up of some of the best Afrobeat shows happening this year that you really don't want to miss!
The "Kokomaster" himself D'Banj promises to bring a massive performance to the Koko Concert at London's O2 Brixton Academy this August bank holiday, with a guest performance from The Compozers.
See D'Banj at the following shows:
Brixton Academy - Sun 25th
Africa Utopia x Indaba
A series of events celebrating and showcasing Black culture at Southbank Centre's Africa Utopia Festival, featuring panels, workshops, talks, music, comedy and more taking place as part of Southbank Centre's Africa Utopia Fesitival.
Indaba X celebrates Black culture with the key drive to inspire and educate all who attend.
Tickets are on sale now for the following events:
The Kuti Family presents: Africa Shrine Alive - Royal Festival Hall, London (Fri 13th)
Sport: The Power & Price of Protest - Royal Festival Hall, London (Sat 14th)
History: Memory & Consciousness - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (Sat 14th)
Fashion: The Battle Continues - Royal Festival Hall, London (Sat 14th)
Beauty: It's a Shady Business - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (Sat 14th)
Letters Live - Royal Festival Hall, London (Sat 14th)
Film: Are we entering the Black Renaissance in Film? - Royal Festival Hall, London (Sun 15th)
Music: The Music That Made Us - Royal Festival Hall, London (Sun 15th)
Olamide will be bringing the sounds of Nigeria to London this October as he takes over O2 Academy Brixton for a one off UK show.
Following his release of six albums in as many years, this will prove to be a huge performance with thanks to his massive back catalogue of tracks.
See Olamide at:
O2 Academy Brixton - Sun 6th
Nigerian Afrobeats star Wizkid comes to the UK this October, performing his biggest dates yet at The O2 in London and the O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.
Following the huge collaboration with Drake on global hit One Dance in 2016, Wizkid has gone from strength to strength and shows no sign of slowing down just yet.
See Wizkid at the following shows:
O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester - Fri 18th
The O2, London - Sat 19th
Mayorkun released his debut album The Mayor of Lagos in November 2018. The album featured heavyweights like Davido, DBanj, Sarkodie, Patoranking & more and garnered over 50 Million streams on streaming platforms in the first 3 months.
See Mayorkun at the following shows:
indigo at The O2 - Sun 17th
After a huge year becoming one of Africa's hottest new talents, Mr Eazi is bringing his memorable hooks over traditional African instrumental sounds to the UK to perform for his ever expanding global fanbase.
Riding the wave of a massive tour in the US before he makes his way over the Atlantic; his UK tour is not going to be one to miss.
Tickets are on sale now.
See Mr Eazi at the following shows:
O2 Ritz Manchester - Wed 13th
O2 Institute Birmingham - Fri 15th
O2 Academy Brixton - Sun 17th
Afro Nation Ghana 2019
The biggest urban music beach festival in Europe returns to Africa this December, following the success of Afro Nation Portugal in August.
With some of the most exciting names in afrobeats, hip hop, rnb, dancehall and bashment performing in a stunning setting on the beautiful Laboma Beach in Accra.
Taking place from 27th - 30th December 2019, this is an incredible way to spend the festive season!
Tickets are on sale now.
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