Two of the biggest names in music on the African continent, Nigeria’s Tuface Idibia who now goes by the moniker 2Baba and Congolese superstar, Awilo Longomba, will headline the 2019 edition of the African Legends Night organised by Global Media Alliance.
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This year’s event, which is the eighth edition, will come off at the Grand Arena Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, September 28.
Awilo and 2Baba will be joined by a team of Ghanaian music greats led by Mr Music Man, Kojo Antwi.
According to Global Media Alliance, the two were selected because of their immense contribution to the growth of the African music industry.
“These legends have played many and major shows, have won multiple awards – both local and international-- and are expected to give a night masterpiece of performances that will create an indelible mark in the hearts and minds of the audience who will throng the show. I urge everyone to put on their dancing shoes for the night,” CEO of Global Media Alliance, Ernest Boateng, said.
African Legends Night recognises and celebrates living African music greats who have put the continent’s music on the global map.
The event has over the years celebrated legends such as the late Hugh Masekela of South Africa, Femi Kuti of Nigeria, Freddy Meiway of Ivory Coast, Kanda Bongo Man of Congo, Yvonne Chaka Chaka of South Africa, Ghanaian legends Amakye Dede, George Darko, Ben Brako, among others.
Last year saw Kojo Antwi, Samini and Daddy Lumba in performance.