SAPNAfrica | Africa Day 2020 | Africa’s moment to shine is here

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“Africa Day” in 2020. Africa’s moment to shine is here. With its smart and youthful population that want more. “Africa needs a Reset“. Many mistakes have been made by our leaders(Past & present) since the end of colonialism. It’s up to Africa’s current generation to right Africa’s ship Africa Day, while primarily a commemoration of the formation of the African Union (AU) back in 1963, it has also become an opportunity to unapologetically celebrate Africa while providing a moment for reflection on how far we’ve come as a continent and as a people.

“This pandemic must lead us to reflect, to refocus on real values,” he said. “We must harmonise our actions to fight the pandemic…but also to look at what happens next.”

This event was aimed at raising funds to help children and families in Africa that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. All proceeds raised from the benefit concert campaign will be donated to support food and health needs for those most impacted on the continent.

Other artists who performed include, Malian Afro-pop artist Salif Keita, Ugandan singer Eddy Kenzo, Mali’s “Songbird of Wassoulou” Oumou Sangaré, Congolese artist Fally Ipupa, Nigeria’s Wizkid, Senegal’s Baaba Maal, and singer Jocelyne Beroard from Martinique

Africa Day commemorates the successes of the Organization of Africa Unity (Now African Union) in the fight against colonialism and apartheid as well as the progress Africa has made.

Africa’s moment to shine is here. With its smart and youthful population that want more. “Africa needs a Reset“. Many mistakes have been made by our leaders(Past & present) since the end of colonialism. It’s up to Africa’s current generation to right Africa’s ship Africa Day, while primarily a commemoration of the formation of the African Union (AU) back in 1963, it has also become an opportunity to unapologetically celebrate Africa while providing a moment for reflection on how far we’ve come as a continent and as a people.

With this year’s theme focused on “Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID19”, there has never been a more important time for deep reflection on our collective present and future as Africans.

Grammy award winner, Angelique Kidjo, Burma Boy, Youssou N’Dour are among a star-studded line-up of African talent who thrilled millions around the world at a virtual mega-concert Monday night on Africa Day to raise awareness of Covid-19 across the continent and build momentum for a collective response.

Broadcast live by the Worldwide Afro Network (Wan) and RFI, the “WAN Show 2.0” brought together more than a hundred musicians from Africa and the diaspora for a two-hour showcase aired live online and on more than 200 television channels across Africa.

Angelique Kidjo and Nigeria’s Yemi Alade in a joint performance during the 2020 virtual Africa Day Benefit Concert

Africa Day’s concert was addressed by the AU chair, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa was the conclusion of a larger event staged live on social networks (via the hashtags #IAmWan and #JeSuisWan) on how to reshape Africa post-crisis – among them, Unesco’s ResiliArt debate and concert on fighting Covid-19. Aimed at raising funds to help children and families in Africa who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. All proceeds raised from the benefit concert campaign will be donated to support food and health needs for those most impacted on the continent.

Hosted by SA’s Trevor Noah and Actor and DJ Idris Elba

This pandemic must lead us to reflect, to refocus on real values,” he said. “We must harmonise our actions to fight the pandemic…but also to look at what happens next,” said Idris
All proceeds raised from the benefit concert campaign will be donated to support food and health needs for those most impacted on the continent.

Other artists who performed include, Malian Afro-pop artist Salif Keita, Ugandan singer Eddy Kenzo, Mali’s “Songbird of Wassoulou” Oumou Sangaré, Congolese artist Fally Ipupa, Nigeria’s Wizkid, Senegal’s Baaba Maal, and singer Jocelyne Beroard from Martinique

By: Bradley Brizzy
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