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Davido performs at 'OkayAfrica: Afrobeat x Afrobeats' at Lincoln Center, 2016. Photo: Oluwaseye Olusa.

Davido, Odie & Amara La Negra Will Be Performing At This Year's 'Made In America' Festival

Some of our favorites join the line-up for the 7th annual Made In America Festival and we're here for it.

The Made In America music festival is known for its diverse line-up of artists who dominate the genres of hip-hop, rock, pop, R&B, latin, electronic amongst other genres.

This year, Nigerian star Davido, Nigerian-Canadian artist, Odie, and Afro-Latina singer Amara La Negra will be gracing the stage, carrying with them the beats of West Africa and the Dominican Republic.

They will be performing among other popular artists such as Janelle Monáe, Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich The Kid, Miguel, Meek Mill, Diplo, and more.


Made in America was originally curated by Jay-Z. Formerly held in Los Angeles, the festival now takes place in Philadelphia.

Nigerian Artist Davido is no stranger across international waters. He has just been nominated for "Best International Act" at the 2018 BET Awards. Particularly, this year, he has also been booming with success from several popular collaborations with African and American artists alike such as, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick, Gemini and others.

Odie is no stranger either, He is a 21-year-old producer and singer who makes magical hip-hop and R&B based on his Nigerian roots.

See the full Made In America line-up below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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