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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.

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Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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