Lady Donli, La Meme Gang, Odunsi the Engine and many more African Acts on the 2020 SXSW Festival lineup

Moonchild Sanelly, Reekado Banks and Cassper Nyovest are among the lineup

Over the past four years, South by Southwest Festival has created a stage for the leading African acts to showcase their music on the global festival’s interactive stage.

Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Falz, Adekunle Gold and Mayorkun are among the talented crop of artists that have performed on the SXSW stage. Last year, in partnership with Bavent Street Live and Okay Africa, a 3-day ‘Africa to the World’ stage took place, indicating the upward trajectory of African music in international music scenes.

This year, over 21 artists and DJs from Africa will be performing at the 2020 edition of the festival; the selected artists all showcase a range of diverse genres and sounds from popular afropop, reggae, r&b, hip-hop, rap, dancehall and even ghetto punk, a genre that South African artist, Moonchild Sanelly coined herself.

Here is a list of all the African acts set to bring Africa to Austin, Texas this March:



Alternate Sound

Amanda Black

Atemi Oyuncu

Benny Afroe

Bez Idakula


Cassper Nyovest

Diamond Platnumz

Jinmi Abduls

Lady Donli

La Meme Gang

Moonchild Sanelly

Mpho Sebina

Nadai Nakai


Odunsi the Engine

Reekado Banks



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