The state of dance is set for a major shake-up when the Afrobeats and Dancehall concert series, 1Dance Africa hits our shores for the first time ever this October.
Headlining this cultural and rhythmic African experience are some of the leading artists in the genre: Wizkid, Yemi Alade, and Harmonize, each of whom are coming to Australia for the very first time.
The concert series will also be MC’d by the hilarious world-renowned comedian Eddie Kadi, with stll more artists to be announced.
Afrobeats is one of the fastest growing pop sub-genres in the world, with its influence being heard in the music of such mega-stars as Rihanna, Diplo, Major Lazer, and Drake, as well as throughout the pop charts.
From the huge success on his first album ‘Superstar’, to collaborating with Drake on his number one hit 'One Dance' in 2016 and again in 2017 on his own track 'Come Closer', Wizkid is considered by many to be the world’s biggest name in Afrobeats. Wizkid was the first-ever Nigerian artist to top the Billboard 100 chart, and the first-ever Nigerian artist to reach one million followers on Twitter.
Yemi Alade is widely regarded as the leading lady of Afrobeats music, making her mark on an international scale. With record-breaking YouTube videos and recently hitting an impressive one million YouTube subscribers, the first African artists channel to do so. Yemi is a powerhouse to be reckoned with as she grows a list of awards and the commercial success for her music.
Tanzanian songwriter and dancer Harmonize is best known for his hit song 'Kwa Nwyaru' featuring Diamond Platnumz, and his feature on Rich Mavoko’s hit 'Show Me'.
British-based, African-born comedian Eddie Kadi is internationally regarded for his quick wit, refreshing thought provoking material. A king of comedy on the world stage with huge popular appeal, Eddie Kadi proudly incorporates his African culture and upbringing into his material.
Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 9 August, click here for more details.
1Dance Africa Australia Tour 2019Fri 11 Oct - Hordern Pavilion (Sydney)
Sat 12 Oct - Festival Hall (Melbourne)