One African Music Fest 2016 was the biggest and brightest afrobeats concert ever to hit New York City—and boy did it hit. The massive showcase brought out some of African music’s most recognizable performers like Wizkid, Jidenna, Tiwa Savage and Davido— just to name a few.
In anticipation of this weekend’s London version of One Africa Music Fest, which will feature many of the previous year’s acts, along with P-Square, Olamide, Phyno, DJ Spinall, Efya, Cassper Nyovest, Tekno and many more—we revisit ten of the most memorable moments from last year’s festival below.
1. When Jidenna’s masquerader came out dancing.
Turns out it was his friend…
Jidenna appeared to be having an absolute blast.
2. Tiwa Savage’s sublime performance
The queen of Afrobeats’ early performance was one of the best. Late comers missed out on a major treat, so do yourself a favor and don’t be late.
3. When Swizz Beatz showed up
Swizz Beatz, who’s shown himself to be quite the afrobeats enthusiast over the years, appeared during Wizkid’s set. Just last week, the star producer showed Burna Boy major love during his first show in New York City.
4. Flavour’s gyrating pelvis
Watch him go.
5. Wizkid’s style
His choice of headwear was top notch, and he managed to pull off a subtle wardrobe change halfway through his set.
6. Seun Kuti on the saxophone
The multitalented musician performed some of his father’s classics. Need we say more?
7. Davido running through his hits.
The afrobeats star performed some of his biggest singles, like “Dami Duro” and “Gone”
8. Ayo Jay performing “Your Number”
The Nigerian musician had everyone singing along to his 2016 summer smash “Your Number.”
9. Banky W.’s MC Skills.
Aside from performing, the musician and actor kept the crowd laughing as the shows host. The man’s got skills.
10. The Crowd.
People came out to the show in numbers. The energy was infectious and the African styles were popping.
Stream the London edition of One Africa Music Fest via Tidal. The livestream starts at 7:00 p.m. (GMT) on Saturday, May 13.