Jay Z Enlists Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Maleek berry & More for “Made in America” 2017

African Music to the world

Words by Fisayo Okare

Over the last 6 years, Jay Z has continued to bring together music and culture through the annual Music festival he founded in 2012, “Made in America festival”. The event is identified as first and foremost a hip-hop festival but it also hosts live music from a slew of genres including EDM, rock, pop, R&B. Last year’s edition was headlined by Rihanna and Coldplay with DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper and Lil Yatchy, amongst others as supporting acts.

For the 2017 edition of the annual Budweiser-powered “Made in America festival”, Jay Z has announced that he is headlining this year’s festival which is a big deal considering Jay-Z hasn’t given any public performances since his 2014 co-headlining “On the Run Tour” with Beyoncé. He is sharing the top bill with rapper J. cole and EDM sensation the Chainsmokers. This year’s festival also features the British Nigerian producer and artist Maleek Berry, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid, putting them in the perfect place to continue to market their brand of Afropop to a more diverse international mainstream audience as they revolutionise the African music industry.

“Made in America festival” will hold on the second and third of September in Philadelphia. Other artists expected to feature at the event on the Jay Z-curated line-up include Solange, Sampha, Migos, 21 Savage, Run the Jewels, Little Dragon, Pusha T, DMX, Lizzo, Kelela, Vic Mensa, Yung Lean, Kodie Shane, and more.

Check out the full Made In America line up below.


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