Ghanaian rapper EL will join an impressive line up of top African music acts to perform at this summer’s Love Afrobeats Festival. The carnival weekend sees Nigerian music heavy weights P-Square headline the anticipated show at the London HMV Hammersmith Apollo on 26 August 26. The duo will be bringing their outstanding live performance to the UK once more and will join a stellar line up of African artists.
The Love Afrobeats Festival which is a cultural celebration of African music is organised by African promoters, Cokobar, SMADE and Phoenix Global Media. The festival is set to take over the 5000 capacity venue with performances from the biggest musical forces including Mavin’s Wande Coal, Square Record’s Mr MayD and Ghana’s finest E.L and Azonto sensation Fuse ODG as well as two of the most promising upcoming UK-based Afrobeat artist DL and Ezi Emela who will be bringing the summer back with their anticipated performances.
The founder of Cokobar, Ropo Akin states: “Our aim each year is to exceed and be better; and to provide entertainment that encompasses what African music is about, what Afrobeat stands for”
With the rapid rise of Afrobeats in the UK and around the world, the genre has been widely accepted within other genres of music with collaborations from hip-hop’s leading man Rick Ross and P-Square to Fuse ODG and funky house veteran Donaeo.
Following the success of the Afrobeats Festival last year, this year is set to be bigger and better with the addition of Ghanaian artists and a few surprises.
The Love Afrobeats will be hosted by comedian Elenu. Tickets are now available via www.cokobar.com