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Tributes Pour Out For Nigerian Reggae Legend, Majek Fashek, Upon His Passing

'Arise from your sleep Africa, Arise from your sleep America. There's work to be done,' sang Fashek on his hit 1992 song 'So Long.'

Renowned Nigerian reggae musician Majek Fashek passed away in New York on Tuesday, he was 57. According to the BBC, though he had been battling an unspecified illness for some years, the exact cause of his death is yet to be confirmed.

The artist was best known for his acclaimed albums, including as So Long Too Long and Spirit of Love. He often addressed themes of freedom, Pan-Africanism and apartheid in his music with songs like "Free Africa" and "Free Mandela."

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Burna Boy, AKA, Angelique Kidjo & More to Perform During 'Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home'

Idris Elba is set to host the virtual concert, which will stream on YouTube on Africa Day.

YouTube and ViacomCBS Networks have announced the upcoming Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home, which will be hosted by Idris Elba.

The show will take place on Africa Day (May 25) with performances from some of the continent's biggest acts, including Angelique Kidjo, Burna Boy, Sauti Sol, AKA, Yemi Alade, Sho Madjozi, M.anifest, Tiwa Savage, Stonebwoy and more.

The 2-hour concert will stream on MTV Base platforms with the intention of raising funds for COVID-19 relief efforts in Africa. All proceeds from the event will go towards health and nutritional needs of families most affected by the crisis, as South Africa's News 24 reports.

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