Davido Announces First 'ARE WE AFRICAN YET?' Festival

Taking place in Atlanta.

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Davido has officially unveiled the details of his first ever ARE WE AFRICAN YET? (A.W.A.Y) music festival.

Set to take place at the 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 intends to “promote and foster cultural exportation and collaboration between Africa and the world,” with the Afrobeats star being in the ideal position to pull off such a venture as he has collaborated with many artists prior. “The A.W.A.Y Festival is an opportunity that urges the African diaspora and non-Africans around the world to find and celebrate each other roots and experience African culture like never before,” a press release reads.

“Growing up, we were often made to feel unworthy as Africans, so many of us didn’t want to claim where we were from and in some cases denied our heritage. That’s not the case anymore, we are proud Africans, and we want to invite people to enjoy our culture – our music, food and art. That’s what The A.W.A.Y Festival is all about,” Davido shared in a statement.

Tickets for the festival go on sale September 23. The ARE WE AFRICAN YET? festival takes place on November 18 in Atlanta’s State Farm Arena.

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