Davido has officially revealed the details of his very first ARE WE AFRICAN YET? (AWAY) music festival.
Scheduled to take place at State Farm Arena in Atlanta on November 18, the festival will feature headlining performances from Davido, Kizz Daniel, Pheelz, Lojay, Victony, Oxlade, Bnxn, Focalistic and more. The one-day event aims to “promote and foster cultural export and collaboration between Africa and the world”, with the Afrobeats star being in the perfect position to achieve such an endeavor as he has previously collaborated with many artists. “The AWAY Festival is a
opportunity that inspires the African Diaspora and non-Africans around the world to find and celebrate their roots and experience African culture like never before,” a press release read.
“Growing up, we often felt unworthy as Africans, so many of us didn’t want to claim where we came from and in some cases denied our heritage. This is no longer the case, we are proud Africans and we want to invite people to enjoy our culture – our music, our food and our art. This is what the AWAY festival is,” Davido explained in a statement.
Tickets for the festival will go on sale September 23. The ARE WE AFRICAN YET? festival takes place on November 18 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
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