One Africa Music Fest
By Jeoffrey Mukubi
ORGANISERS of the One Africa Music Fest reiterated to Confidente this week that Nigerian superstar, Davido, will be performing at their concert scheduled for Coney Island, New York, on 11 August. This comes after weeks of confusion on whether the headline act for the MTC 081Every1 concert, also billed for 11 August at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura, will be in Namibia as he is seemingly ‘double booked’. MTC, through its Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer Tim Ekandjo, has rubbished any claims that Davido will not make it for the Namibian show, saying his flights have already been booked and confirmed. Although Davido tweeted confirmation of the Namibia booking, the Marketing Manager and Head of Music Strategy of the One Africa Music Fest, Chizoba ‘ChiChi’ Ofokansi, told Confidente that Davido will be in New York come 11 August. “Davido will be 100 percent performing in New York,” Ofokansi said. Other A-list African heavyweights who are billed to perform at the One Africa Music Fest in New York include, Wizkid, Sakordie, Banky W, Vanessa Mdee, Cassper Nyovest, Tekno, Diamond Platinumz and Flavour. Wizkid, Flavour, Nasty C, Diamond Platinumz as well as Tekno have all confirmed their commitment to the event in New York on their social media platforms. International acts lined up to perform at the MTC 081Every1 Fest include Nigeria’s Runtown, Zimbabwe’s Jah Prayzah, South African vocalist Busiswa and house deejay Heavy K. The local acts include Gazza, Kalux, Oteya, KP Illest, Sally Boss Madam, Adora, One Blood, PDK, Afroberries and 4×4 Too Much Power. Furthermore, MTC has availed 200 VIP tickets which are being sold for N$1000 each. Because of the growing security concerns, about 400 security personnel will be deployed at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, as well as additional help from the Namibian Police. The artists are set to perform for a crowd of about 15 000 music lovers. About 5 000 tickets were sold in the first week, with a ticket going for N$25 via web tickets or at any Pick ‘n Pay outlet nationwide.
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