Grammy award-winning rapper and social media sensation, Cardi B is on her way to Africa to perform for the first time on the continent in Nigeria and Ghana. The star shared a post on her Instagram page of her dancing in excitement in a private jet as she set off for the concert.”1:03am drop my KK in NY on my way to Afrriiiiicaaaaaaaaaa baybeeeee!!!!!!,” she wrote in the post.
The artist’s visit to the continent comes at a time where Ghana is pushing for a more united Africa.In 2018, the West African country declared and formally launched the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019,” marking 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in North America.The campaign encourages people of African descent, whose ancestors were victims of slave trade, to return to Ghana and invest in the continent.
Alade, says part of extending the Livespot X Festival to Accra, Ghana’s capital city is to spread love across the continent through music.”We want to spread the love, we have Nigerians performing in Ghana and we have Ghanians performing in Lagos as well. It’s a bit of a symbiotic relationship about love and unity,” he said.It also creates an environment for international artists like Cardi B to share the stage with some of Africa’s favorite music stars, Alade said.