Nigeria’s Wizkid Headlines One Africa Music Fest To Support Kidnapped Schoolgirls


(AllHipHop News) Nigerian artist Wizkid is heading to New York in hopes of bringing attention to hundreds of schoolgirls still missing in his native country.

Wizkid is one of the major acts on the One Africa Music Fest, taking place at Barclays Center in New York this July.

The concert intends to raise awareness for “Bring Back Our Girls,” the campaign dedicated to rescuing the 218 schoolgirls who remain missing after being kidnapped in Nigeria.

Artists to perform include notable names Stonebwoy and East Africa’s Diamond Platnumz, while African R&B artist Banky W is playing host for the night.

Wizkid is certainly a big name in the African music biz right now. He currently can be heard on Drake’s latest smash single “One Dance” with singer Kyla.

The prolific Nigerian singer was also nominated for Best African Act at the UK’s MOBO (Music of Black Origin) awards on the strength of his 2014 single “Ojuelegba.”

The tour comes as the “One Dance” record continues its dominance in the United States.

“One Dance” just recently reclaimed the Billboard Top 100’s #1 spot from Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

One Africa Music Fest takes place on Friday July 22nd. The show to begins at 7pm.

Tickets to the performances will go on sale Thursday, May 26 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at here.