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“Wizkid is as important to Africa as Bob Marley was to the West Indies”: AfroRepublik organiser predicts breakthrough moment

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As the AfroRepublik festival graces London’s O2 Arena this weekend (May 26), its organisers believe African music and artists could be on the verge of an international breakthrough akin to reggae or hip-hop.

According to those behind the seven-strong bill, such has been the growth in the scene recently that a watershed moment could be on the cards thanks to the success of artists like Wizkid – Nigerian singer-songwriter Ayodeji Balogun – who headlines. Read More

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