Afropolitan SF, a Bay Area lifestyle and entertainment company, announced today that one of Afrobeats greatest stars Wizkid will perform in the Bay Area for the first time.
Afrobeats is a contemporary fusion of primarily Nigerian indigenous music genres such as high life, fuji, and apala with Caribbean and western sounds such as hip-hop, dancehall reggae, and electronic dance music.
“For many Africans in the diaspora, there can often be a disconnect when exploring the latest happenings with our biggest exports in music, art, and film,” said organizers of Afropolitan SF in explaining the impact of having the Afrobeats star perform in the Bay Area for the first time.
“Wizkid’s performance in the Bay Area serves as a bridge; for many who have not had the privilege of returning home to connect to their roots and those who consistently seek out avenues to remain connected to the African culture. It is also a great opportunity to invite the rest of the world, to experience the beauty in all things authentically and unapologetically African, on a first-hand basis,” added the organizers.
Wizkid will perform on September 9th at the Afrobeats Alley located at Level 13 on 341 13th Street in Oakland, California. This once in a lifetime event will include authentic Afrobeats dancers, and face painting, among other planned activities.
Showtime is 3 pm and tickets are $40-$100, https:// afropolitanwizkid.eventbrite. com
For more information visit www.afropolitansf.com or email [email protected]. Follow @AfropolitanSF on Instagram and Twitter. Official hashtag is #AfropolitanSFWizkidBayArea.
That’s cool Nigerian Musicians keep breaking borders upon borders.
Last month Patoranking performed at Jamaican Reggae Festival now this month its Wizzy.
Keep pushing guys!