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Happening Now: One Africa Music Fest 2017 In London—Stream It Here

Live stream One Africa Music Fest 2017 in London and check out other events happening this weekend.


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LONDON—One Africa Fest 2017 is here.

The star-studded event gathers some of the biggest names in contemporary African music—Tiwa Savage, Jidenna, Cassper Nyovest, Davido and many more—on one stage to perform their hits.

Newly married Naija actor and musician, Banky W., is back for the second time to host this year's showcase. It's all going down at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London.

Last year's show in New York City was a blast, and this year is shaping up to be just as unforgettable. If you can't make it to the festival this year, though, fret not—you can stream the entire event below,  via Tidal. The livestream starts at 7:00 pm (GMT) on Saturday (May 13).

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''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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