The All Festival (AFF), the largest showcase of pan-African cultures which seeks to bring together the region's residents and expats alike to experience the continent's vibrant energy, beauty, and diversity, has today announced an exciting line-up of African global superstars who will be taking to the stage to perform their hit songs this October in Dubai’s Burj Park.
With countless reasons to add the All Africa Festival to your list of must-attend events for the month of October, including culinary experiences, unique performances from locally and internationally based artists of African descent, heritage, fashion-focused activations and more, here are some of the power-packed group of African superstars set to electrify the stage at the All Africa Festival in Dubai from 21-23 October 2021 for your musical entertainment:
Get your “Soundgasm” with Nigeria’s Rema! West African singer and rapper Divine Ikubur, known by his stage name Rema, is set to drop a few tracks that highlight his exciting rise to prominence as a young, charismatic superstar. Known for putting a sultry showcase of afrobeats and afrotrap music with his songs Dumebi and Bounce, all sang by interchanging English, Yoruba, Igbo and other dialects from Nigeria, Rema brings a fresh sound to today’s Afrobeats scene since making his musical debut in 2013.
Bongo Flava singer Diamond Platnumz is sure to electrify with sounds of Tanzania. Naseeb Abdul Juma Issack, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is arguably the most popular musician to hail out of East Africa in recent years, bringing to the fore a unique sound and exciting collaborations with African superstars such as Koffi Olomide and Fally Ipupa. You can expect to see Diamond Platnumz’s colourful stage presence and swift choreography this October in Burj Park at the All Africa Festival.
“Focalistic will be showing us why “Ke Star.” South African music artist Lethabo Sebetso, who goes by the name Focalistic, will deliver his ITunes chart topping sound, showcasing why he is an artist to watch with his fast-evolving take on Amapiano music genre, a distinctive mashup between what sounds like jazz accentuated house music with a Kwaito vibe to it. Lovers of the South African music scene can wear their dancing shoes and get ready to bob their heads to Focalistic’s showdown in the heart of Dubai.
Fireboy DML to light up the stage with a whole lot of Vibration. Fast rising in ranking on afrobeats charts is the music of 20-something year old Adedamola Adefolahan, known to his fans as Fireboy DML. A singer-songwriter who also hails from Nigeria, Fireboy DML soon became one of the most talked about artists in the burgeoning afrobeats scene, with the debut of his album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps. You’ll get to see him live in action when you experience the All Africa Festival’s eclectic mix of performances in a few weeks.
The All Africa Festival is being hosted in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and set on the grounds of Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, with the iconic building, Burj Khalifa by Emaar, the tallest building in the world, as its backdrop. Residents and tourists will enjoy a front row seat to the abundance of culinary experiences, unique performances from locally based and global artists, heritage-focused activations, fashion exhibits and art installations at the Festival, all of which are interwoven to invoke the spirit of Africa and its people hailing from varied corners of the world.
The event will be free to the public; however, pre-registration will be required in adherence to local requirements for social distancing as registration fee.
As the countdown to this iconic event continues, potential vendors and performers keen to participate in the 2021 edition of AFF are invited to register their interest by emailing info@allafricafestival.