Kicking off on Good Friday, the lineup includes performances from some of the continent’s best-known gospel artists including heavyweights like South Africa’s Benjamin Dube, and Mthunzi Namba, alongside Nigerian gospel superstars Nosa and Glowreeyah Braimah.
YouTube’s Stay Home #WithMe festival kicked off two weekends ago in response to lockdown regulations in countries like South Africa and Nigeria. With known Covid-19 cases on the continent jumping to more than 10 000 this week, music lovers will be glad to know they can enjoy uplifting performances from their favourite gospel artists in the comfort and safety of their own homes.
“Stay Home #WithMe is a way of encouraging self isolation at this time while bringing everyone together around music, artists and content creators they love,” says Addy Awofisayo, content partnership manager for YouTube Africa.
In addition to catching performances by gospel artists, music lovers can also tune in to live performances by their favourite Hip Hop and Pop artists like South Africa’s Nasty C and Jethro Tait.
Famous YouTubers like celebrity chef Lorna Maseko, beauty vlogger Thandi Gama and lifestyle guru Yolz will also be releasing special Stay Home #WithMe videos this weekend where they will cook, glow-up and practise self-care with their subscribers.
For more information on the lineup, visit Stay Home With Me.