In marking 10 years of African Legends Night, Global Media Alliance has announced five new initiatives to celebrate this year’s concert ahead of the main show slated for December 2 at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre.
The curation of the African Legends Digital Museum and the African Legends Hall of Fame are two key initiatives which the event organiser says will institutionalise the recognition and celebration of African artistes and their music.
The others include Legends Show, Legends Celebrations and Legends Playlist.
An interactive digital music museum that will catalogue the key information about all the African music legends that have performed at African Legends Night since the establishment of the event 10 years ago. The music museum will be hosted on the African Legends Night website and also exhibited at the main concert on December 2.
An annual induction list of all legendary musicians who have performed at African Legends Night. Over the ten-year period, African Legends Night has witnessed over 20 headliners from a number of African countries such as Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, DR. Congo, Namibia, South Africa among others.
An on-air TV magazine show on eTV Ghana showcasing past concerts, music interviews, artiste music videos and giving exclusive news about African Legends Night.
- Legends Celebrations
A 4-hour radio playlist show on Happy FM dedicated to all artistes who have performed on African Legends Night
- Legends Digital Playlist
A specially curated music playlist in collaboration with the streaming platform – Boomplay which is dedicated to African Legends Nights musicians. This is to boost the streaming numbers of these musicians.
“African Legends Night has come a long way. Ten years of building a pan-African concert for African music legends truly needs to be celebrated and recognised.
“Our new initiatives form part of the event’s core goal of institutionalizing the celebration of music legends across the African continent,” Ernest Boateng, CEO of Global Media Alliance said in a statement.
The African Legends Night is a premium pan-African concert which recognizes and celebrates living African music legends.
Since its inception, the event has celebrated music legends on the African continent including the Late Hugh Masekela, Daddy Lumba, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Kojo Antwi, Femi Kuti, Amakye Dede, Kanda Bongoman, Awilo Longomba, George Darko, Ofie Kudjo, Freddie Meiway, Ben Brako, Gyedu Blay Ambulley, Samini, Nana Tuffuor, Akosua Adjepong, Amandzeba 2Face Idibia, Nat Brew, Aka Blay among many others.
These legends together with other amazing talents such as Wiyaala, Steve Bedi, Yaa Yaa (Bertha), Lady May, Trigmatic, Becca, eShun, Efya, Dela Hayes and her all-female band and others have thrilled tens of thousands of patrons.
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