Whether it is the Barclay’s Center or the Coney Island Amphitheater Brooklyn knows how to host a massive African music event.
Anyone who has been to the One Africa festival at either venue will tell you it can change your life.
This year the annual show will be at Coney Island on Nigeria’s designated 61st Independence Day.
This Friday on Oct. 1, Interswitch One Africa Music FEST Concert will be taking place at Brooklyn’s Coney Island Amphitheater. Hundreds of concertgoers from various parts of America, and our fellow Africans will be in attendance at one of the biggest African celebrations here in New York City.
Marking its fifth year, One Africa Music FEST brings the ultimate Afrobeats party with artists including Flavour, Olamide, Tiwa Savage, Harmonize, Busiswa, D12, Wurld, Oxlade, Bella Shmurda, Rema, Kranium, Kwaw Kese, Tome, DJ Buka, DJ Big Skipp, DJ Young Kofi and many more.
“This year will be a double celebration as we celebrate with Nigeria on her 61st Independence Day anniversary and also celebrating Africa’s heritage through scintillating performances by Artistes rooted in Africa’s heritage,” said Paulo Okoye, CEO of One Africa FEST. “African talents and art are making headlines on a global level, and everyone is noticing the paradigm shift. There is no better time than now to continuously export Africa’s substantial blend of quality Afrocentric music to the world while leveraging on the fast-growing African Entertainment industry.”
Afrobeats is one of the biggest growing musical genres worldwide. The song of the year right now has to be “Essence,” with Wizkid and Tems. Justin Bieber wanted to get in with the remix. From Drake to Beyoncé Afrobeat collaborations are fueling the charts.
“One Africa has always added Caribbean artists including Machel Montano,” Okoye added. “This year we have Kranium. It will be big again. One Africa and Brooklyn is another massive collaboration.”
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