The Hope for Africa Benefit Concert held Sunday night and it was amazing!
The three-hour virtual concert was organised by One Africa Global Foundation in partnership with MultiChoice Africa to raise funds to buy protective personal equipment for healthcare workers who are on the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The show was hosted by Osas Ighodaro, Ozzy Agu, Mawuli Gavor and Wanjira Longauer, and featured a lineup of some of Africa’s biggest entertainers, including 2Baba, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Waje, Akothee, Betty G, CIC, Falz, Tekno, Ayanfe, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Praiz, Masterkraft, Flavour, and a host of others.
There were also goodwill messages from COVID-19 survivors, healthcare workers, comedian, Bovi, and even a comedy skit from Nedu.
While we’re used to getting wowed by the big names at concerts like these, we can’t deny that we thoroughly enjoyed the performances from these artistes.
In no particular order, here are some of our favourite performances from the Hope for Africa Concert.
Nandy, aka, the African Princess is a Tanzanian artiste and she sang in a Tanzanian language at the Hope for Africa Concert. Even though you didn’t understand the song, you definitely got all of the feels.
Nandy’s performance was one of our favourites because she gave us an actual performance! She used a studio with an actual band and told a story with the moves of her backup dancer.
2. Alternate Sound
This Nigerian band won the hearts of viewers with their energetic style. From songs by Simi to Burna Boy, Fireboy, and several others, Alternate Sound brought us the hottest mashup of our favourite Nigerian hits in a most unique style.
3. Cobhams Asuquo
For his Hope for Africa Concert performance, Cobhams Asuquo only used two things – the keyboard and his amazing strong voice.
Cobhams sang a health-themed song reminding us all to self-isolate and maintain social distancing.
BM is a Congolese artiste. He brought some serious makossa vibes to the party, and we absolutely loved it!
We won’t lie. This energetic Kenyan singer stole our hearts first because she was singing in pidgin, until we saw her dance moves – so fire!
LadiPoe was just what we expected and more. He performed his song ‘Voices’, spitting the soul-stirring bars and accompanied by pre-recorded backup singers that sang the haunting chorus to the song in a way we won’t forget in a hurry.
Mr. Rich and Famous was also in the lineup. He performed two songs – a cover of ‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Adele and an original song, ‘Folashade’. His voice still gives us the chills.
There were lots of amazing performances from the Hope for Africa Concert, and it was so difficult to pick these seven.
Which one was your favourite?