British actor Idris Elba together with ViacomCBS Networks Africa and YouTube will host an Africa Day benefit concert with Africa’s biggest stars on Monday 25 May, to raise COVID-19 funds for food and health assistance in Africa.
The ‘Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home’ aims to raise funds to help families and children in the continent affected by the coronavirus pandemic by donating all proceeds raised.
“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,” Elba said.
According to Senior Vice President for ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Monde Twala, “COVID-19 has affected the livelihoods of millions across the continent and is going to require a massive collaborative effort if we are to make it through. We are coming together as Africans to take care of our own.”
The two-hour concert will bring together a star-studded line up of Africa’s superstars like Burna Boy, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Sauti Sol, Diamond Platnumz and many more.
It will be streamed and broadcasted to millions of viewers in Africa and around the world on MTV and YouTube channels.
Africa Day commemorates the successes of the Organization of Africa Unity in the fight against colonialism and apartheid as well as the progress Africa has made.