Davido Postpones A.W.A.Y Festival


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Davido Postpones A.W.A.Y Festival

Davido's team shared that the Atlanta event would be postponed until November 2023.

In light of recent events, and the loss of his son, Davido's team recently announced that his Are We African Yet? (A.W.A.Y) Festival would be postponed until next year. Earlier this month, news broke that the singer's three-year-old son, Ifeanyi Adeleke has passed away. According to reports, the toddler drowned in his Lagos family home.

Last month, Afrobeats aficionado Davido announced his Are We African Yet? (A.W.A.Y) festival would take place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on November 18, 2022.

The singer had taken to social media to release an official statement about the upcoming festival, with a promo image as well as a line up of artists which include the man himself alongside Kizz Daniel, Wande Coal, Lojay, Pheelz, Oxlade, BNXN (fka Buju), Focalistc and Victony.

The "If" singer has always been an advocate for amplifying music from the African continent. His recent We Rise By Lifting Others North American Tour was also based on the premise of underscoring Africa and all of its elements in entirety for the world to see, and he has been vocal about that. According to an official press release, the 29-year-old crooner says that the festival is a way of sharing African culture, music and artistry with the world.

"Growing up, we were often made to feel unworthy as Africans, so many of us didn't want to claim where we were from and in some cases denied our heritage. That's not the case anymore, we are proud Africans, and we want to invite people to enjoy our culture – our music, food and art. That's what The A.W.A.Y Festival is all about," said Davido.

The press release stated that "the mission of the festival is to celebrate and highlight the diversity and magic of African music and culture. It's an opportunity to build coalition between Africa and the world through the power of music."

So far, no comment has been made by Davido and his fiancée Chioma Rowland, and his team's announcement is the first public statement since the tragic event.