The 2017 One Africa Music Fest in Brooklyn, New York was definitely one for the books.
Held at the newly opened Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk on Saturday (August 19), artists and fans from various parts of the Motherland (and the world) traveled to the Big Apple to enjoy the cultural sounds of afro beats, dancehall and hip-hop fused music, rep for their country and most of all, celebrate Africans from around the world.
Within the last year, the annual music festival (created by Up Front & Personal) has successfully made its way to Texas’ Houston Toyota Center and London’s The SSE Arena, Wembley.
This time around, Banky W served as the master of ceremonies for the second consecutive year. Decked in numerous outfits, including the Nigerian agbada attired, the singer-actor kept the audience entertained with crowd-cheering moments, energetic artist introductions and relatable jokes about being an African.
Davido closed out the sold-out musical event. The RCA signee hit the audience with back-to-back hits like “Skelewu,” “Aye,” “Da Mi Duro,” “Gobe,” and, of course, his latest banger, “If.” With his hype man, Special Spesh in tow, the one with “30 million (naira) for the account” brought the roof down.