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Wizkid, others to perform at Essence Festival

Nigerian Afrobeats artiste Wizkid stays winning.

Just days after he was featured on Drake’s new song ‘One Dance’, off his upcoming ‘Views From The 6’ album, the ‘Ojuelegba’ hit maker has been announced as one of the performers at this year’s ESSENCE Festival.

In its 22nd year, the event will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey and Maxwell. Faith Evans, Tyrese, Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Jidenna, Estelle, Jeremih and Mali Music are the other performers.

ESSENCE Music Festival is an annual music festival which started in 1994 as a one-off event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence, a magazine aimed primarily towards African-American women. It is the largest event celebrating African-American culture and music in the United States. It is also known as Essence Fest and will be held in New Orleans.

It features artists simultaneously performing on a main stage as well as four standing-room only superlounge stages.

“The ESSENCE Festival is back in New Orleans with an extraordinary roster of the biggest names and best performers in entertainment—from global music icons to the industry’s rising stars,” said ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks. “We are welcoming Mariah Carey, Kendrick Lamar and Maxwell to headline the Superdome main stage. In addition, we will be embracing newcomers like Leon Bridges, Jeremih, Lion Babe, Dej Loaf and The Internet, as well as fan favorite Charlie Wilson for the ultimate cultural experience in New Orleans this July 4th weekend.”

Source: livefmghana.com

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