Wizkid announced headliner for Yam Carnival 2022

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London’s first and biggest Afrobeats festival, celebrating black culture, music and dance, is back with a bang this summer. The one and only Assistant is announced as a headliner Yam Carnival 2022!

Yam Carnival will be Starboy’s only outdoor London show of the year, and standing together under the stars in the warm August air is the ultimate way to attend Assistant live. The Nigerian mega star is riding high after his ‘Made In Lagos’ album and tour, which saw him sell out three consecutive nights at the O2 in record time. More than asserting his Starboy status in the UK, as well as London’s love of Lagos, the stage is well and truly set for the ultimate Afrobeats party on Saturday August 27.

Right in the middle of the biggest bank holiday weekend of the year, the finest selection of the world’s most exciting names are about to land in south London for one day only, filled with music, dancing, food and culture.

Among the names announced today, the vibrant line-up features the Nigerian sensation Naira Marley throwing the biggest party straight from the main stage, filled with iconic Afrobeats hits like “Soapy”, “Koleyewon” and the Word Cup anthem “Issa Goal” for its legion of Marlians ready to dance all day.

Other creators of fantastic programming success include the sensation Kay who made us dance slow all year round with his banger “Love Nwantiti”, and the “Highlife King” of Africa Flavor performing popular dance tunes such as “Time To Party” and “Berna”. Also joining the poster today is the singer, guitarist, producer and true icon of Congolese style MTV Africa Award. Fally Ipupaas well as rising British-Ghanaian rapper and collaborator Dave Sha Simone.

Yam CarnivalThe concept of revolutionized the cultural landscape of London when it debuted in 2021. Returning for its second event, it is already a game-changer by unveiling a brand new stage for piano people.

With all of Amapiano’s biggest names coming together to celebrate the most exciting new sound from the South African scene sweeping the world right now, the one-day festival puts on London’s biggest show…Big name collaborators world DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Petit to legendary revelers such as major league djz, Focalistic, Vigro Deep and Kamo Mphelaplus Amapiano’s ‘Female Boss’ DBN Go and Young Stunna – get ready for a founding moment for the genre!

The hosts who will guide you through the day and evening will be the standing personality and Official BBC Radio 1Xtra UK Afrobeats Charts Show presenter Eddie Kadi and repository of African culture Shopsydoo.

Yam Carnival is the cultural event of the summer, bringing everyone together for a day of black music, dancing, African-inspired food and cocktails – and is back for more celebrations this August bank holiday topped of the one and only Assistant. A moment not to be missed.

Limited pre-sale tickets for Yam Carnival 2022 go on sale from Wednesday, February 2 at 10 a.m. GMT, before general tickets go on sale from Wednesday, February 2 at 1 p.m. GMT. All tickets will be available here.

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