Award-winning British actor and DJ, Idris Elba, has signed on to be a part of the MTV Base Covid-19 relief fund-raising concert. The highly-anticipated concert will feature notable African artists such as talented rappers, AKA and Sho Madjozi from South Africa and Grammy-nominee, Burna Boy.
Idris Elba is an ideal candidate to create awareness about the virus as he was earlier diagnosed with Covid-19 this year. The long-awaited virtual concert will be held on the 25th of May and we can’t contain our excitement.
The MTV Base Covid-19 relief fund-raising concert’s line up includes Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, South Africa’s AKA and Sho Madjozi, Kenyan pop-soul group Sauti Sol, Congolese’s Fally Ipupa and Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, and Yemi Alade.
The talented actor recently tweeted about the upcoming event as he expressed his excitement. Lovers of music in Mzansi are eagerly anticipating the concert that will bring out great music and display unique talents.
. @BurnaBoy @ShoMadjozi @YemiAlade @AKAWorldwide @SautiSol @diamondplatnumz@TiwaSavage @fallyipupa01 lets unite to celebrate #AfricaDay & raise funds for COVID19. Africa Day Benefit Concert #athome on 25.5 @MTVBASEAfrica YouTube page 6pm(CAT) & MTV Base 9pm(CAT) #AloneTogether pic.twitter.com/6sL212XCr1
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) May 16, 2020
However, several fans from African countries that are not listed in this line up have expressed their disappointment. For example, fans from Zimbabwe took to the comment section to ask Idris Elba why their local artists were not listed. One of the fans wrote:
Those countries aren’t the whole of Africa. Do the right thing. Zimbabwe is in Africa.
Idris Elba had been terrified when he contracted coronavirus. After recovering from the virus, he made a call for an annual week of quarantine to be observed in honour of people that have died from the disease.