Africa

Some global music stars performing in Africa

Published 6:26 AM ET, Thu December 5, 2019
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Cardi B is heading to Africa for the first time to perform at the LiveSpot X festival in Nigeria and Ghana on December 7 and 8. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for Fashion Nova
US singer Beyonce performed during a concert in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2007. Beyonce's concert was part of Ethiopia's yearlong celebration of its 2,000th birthday according to its ancient calendar. JOSE CENDON/AFP/AFP via Getty Images
The global superstar also performed with her husband Jay-Z at the Global Citizen Festival in 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Kevin Mazur/Global Citizen/Getty Images
In 2016, Rihanna performed at the ABSA rugby stadium in Durban, South Africa, as part of her three date concert tour. RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/AFP via Getty Images
Rapper Nicki Minaj in 2016 made appearances in Cape town, Durban and Johannesburg, South Africa where she performed some of her hit songs. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America
Justin Bieber kicked off his 2017 'Believe' tour in Cape Town. He also performed in Johannesburg. Bongiwe Gumede/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Ed Sheeran performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jemal Countess/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images for Global Citizen
Rapper and producer Pharrell Williams was among the star-studded line up at the 2018 Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michelly Rall/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images for Global Citizen
In 2008, Kelly Rowland accepted the Best R&B Award on behalf of Alicia Keys on stage at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Abuja, Nigeria. The singer has visited South Africa and Nigeria for a series of performances since then. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Nigerian-American rapper, Wale, has visited the continent multiple times. In 2017, he teamed up with South African rapper, Kwesta to perform their hit song 'Spirit' in Soweto, South Africa. Shannon Finney/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for BET