With the announcement of his upcoming event, Are We African Yet, Davido is demonstrating his culture stateside in a major way.
The 29-year-old singer first mentioned the A.W.A.Y Festival on Instagram shortly before an official press release stated that the event will take place on November 18 in Atlanta, according to Billboard.
Kizz Daniel, Pheelz, Lojay, and BNXN (FKA Buju) have been confirmed as performers for the inaugural Afrobeats show.
“There is no time like now to have some of my friends from back home share the stage with my friends Stateside as we promote the culture,” the artist said on Instagram.
According to the release, the festival's mission statement is to "unify communities, foster collaboration, and celebrate the diversity and magic of African music and culture."
The worldwide sensation also explains the significance of the festival's title.
“We were often made to feel unworthy as Africans as children. So many of us did not want to claim where we came from and, in some cases, denied our heritage. That's not the case anymore. We are proud Africans and want to encourage others to experience our culture — our music, food, and art. That's what the A.W.A.Y Festival is all about.”
Davido's most recent album release is 2020's A Better Time, which features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Young Thug, Lil Baby, and others, and it reaches No. 4 on Billboard's World Album chart.
Beginning Friday, tickets for the inaugural A.W.A.Y Festival will be on sale at Ticketmaster.com.