Line-up announced for Africa day music festival

Superstar line-up announced for the Africa day celebration music festival on 28 May

The Africa day celebrations will feature Shasha, Aubrey Qwana, Murumba Pitch, Marcus Harvey and many more

Johannesburg - 27 May 2022: The Africa Day Concert 2022, brought to you by LoCrate Market, MTV Base, and BET, has unveiled a star-studded line-up of performers who will perform at Africa Day Celebration at The Constitution Hill on 28 May 2022. The line-up includes some of Africa's most popular personalities, many of whom have a global audience. This year's performance will air exclusively on MTV Base, DStv Channel 322 on Saturday, 11 June at 15:00WAT/16:00CAT and on BET, DStv Channel 129 on Sunday 19 June at 19:00 WAT/20:00 CAT.

With just few days to the Africa Day Celebration Music festival, fans can expect to witness South Africa's Blxckie perform with Nigeria's Femi Koya, Zimbabwe's ShaSha, and South Africa's Aubrey Qwana and Marcus Harvey, among other renowned African singers.

Hybrid Business Talks, Art Exhibitions, an African Food & Craft Market, and a Music Festival are among the four-day series of activities and activations scheduled for Africa Day Celebration 2022. It's all about promoting African culture through music, art, and fashion, with the purpose of fostering an environment where young people from all over the continent may exchange ideas and do business.

The Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, hosted a Press Conference on 25 May to announce the activities for the celebrations. There will be art exhibitions from 26 to 28 of May, with a collaborative approach with a few artists from various African countries. The goal is to assist them in creating content that may be consumed throughout the continent as well as locally. On 26 and 27 May, there will be Hybrid Business Talks where business and thought leaders across various fields will share their experiences with and impart knowledge on attendees. MTV Base and The Gauteng Film Commission will also hold movie screenings, that will include two local movies and documentaries to support local content producers. On 28 May, we will see African stars take the stage at this Pan-African Celebration.

"We are happy for the opportunity to leverage our partnership relationships to commemorate this year’s Africa Day through a series of on-the-ground activities after two years of virtual concerts," Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Paramount Africa, said. “We're looking forward to an exciting music festival that would see amazing talents across the continent grace the stage as we bring people together to celebrate the uniqueness and culture of our continent."

The Africa Day Concert 2022 will be broadcast on MTV Base, DStv Channel 322 on Saturday, 11 June at 15:00WAT/16:00CAT and on BET, DStv Channel 129 on Sunday 19 June at 19:00 WAT/20:00 CAT.

This Africa Day, the sounds, visuals, and rhythms of Africa will once again unite us, and festival-goers can expect to see a spectacular display of African excellence. To attend the music festival on 28 May, tickets can be purchased for R150 at Quicket

You can connect with the following social media pages for more details on the Africa Day Celebrations; @mtvbasesouth and @locratemarket on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Also join the conversation with #AfricaDay22.

Here’s a rundown of who you can expect to see at the Africa Day Concert 2022:

  • Blxckie (South Africa)
  • ShaSha (Zimbabwe)
  • DJ Spontaneous (South Africa)
  • Kenzhero (South Africa)
  • Rah Punzl (South Africa)
  • Marcus Harvey (South Africa)
  • Radix (South Africa)
  • Aubrey Qwana (South Africa)
  • Femi Koya (Nigeria)
  • Murumba Pitch (South Africa)
  • Nicky B (South Africa)
  • LeloWhatsGood (South Africa)


Multimedia entertainment powerhouse Paramount offers the most comprehensive international broadcast portfolio on the African continent, reaching more than 100 million viewers across 48 territories in Africa. Paramount currently comprises 10 separate TV channels and 5 consumer websites, as well as multiple mobile and social media sites. The company’s African business interests include content production and distribution; spot sales, 360-degree sponsorships, events, mobile, digital and consumer products.

For more information about Paramount, please visit Paramount and follow @Paramountco_africa on social platforms.


Launched in Africa in 2015, BET Africa is part of the diverse multimedia entertainment portfolio of VIACOMCBS NETWORKS AFRICA. Celebrating African and African-American culture, BET Africa is available exclusively on the DStv platform and includes the dynamic online destination BET TV .


MTV Base is the cultural home of the Millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.

MTV Base reflects and creates pop culture with award-winning content built around music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.

The brand focuses on today’s youth – offering entertainment that is relevant, fun, bold and stimulating while reflecting Millennials’ hopes, dreams, talents, ambitions and diversity with distinctive programming.

Music is and always will be at the centre of everything MTV Base around the continent as the brand focuses on taking a 360 approach to music and providing MTV Base audiences with the context, platforms and events for them to share, engage with and discover music.

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