EVENT SET TO LAUNCH AT 12AM EDT MONDAY, MAY 25TH

RadioFacts: The Roots’ production company, Two One Five Entertainment, and The Bridge, which is executive produced by Tina Farris and Suede, announce the upcoming #TheRootsAfricaDay celebration, a 24hour live-streamed event celebrating Africa and her Diaspora. The event will feature a DJ set by Questlove, DJ Zinhle, DJ Edu, and performances by Seun Kuti, Mereba, Mafikizolo and more and be kicked off with an introduction from supermodel, activist and philanthropist Naomi Campbell, one of the most prolific and influential profiles of contemporary culture today. #TheRootsAfricaDay will launch at Midnight (12:00 AM EDT) on Monday, May 25th and can be viewed HERE on The Roots YouTube Channel.

#TheRootsAfricaDay will feature 24 hours of DJ sets, performances messages of hope, faith and powerful conversations from around the world and around the corner! See the full lineup below (all in EDT):

DJ Sets: 11:50 PM Sunday May 24th– 12:00 AM Tuesday, May 26th
Naomi Campbell Kicks off the event: 11:50 PM (Sunday May, 24th)
Questlove:12:00 – 2:00 AM
Batida (Angolan): 2:00 – 3:00 AM
Kampire (Ugandan):3:00 – 4:00 AM
Makeda (Rwanda/Jamaica): 4:00 – 5:00 AM
Jeune Lio of La Sunday Abidjan (Cote D’Ivoire): 5:00 – 6:00 AM
Boddhi Satva (Central African Republic):6:00 – 8:00 AM
DJ Zinhle (South African): 8:00 – 10:00 AM
DJ Edu (Kenyan British): 10:00 – 12:00 PM
DJ Soupa Model (Nigerian): 12:00 – 2:00 PM
DJ Malvado (Angola): 2:00 – 3:00 PM
DJ TIra (South African): 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Poison Ivy the DJ (Kenyan): 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Juls (Ghanaian):6:00 – 8:00 PM
DJ Mohogany (Liberian American): 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Nana Kwabena (Ghanaian American):9:00 – 10:00 PM
Questlove:10:00 – 12:00 AM

The Bridge: A discussion in the Diaspora: 9:00 – 10:10 AM 
Co-Hosted by Black Thought and Tina Farris 
Guests include: Tobe Ngwiwe (Nigerian American), Mereba (Ethiopian American), Bobi Wine (Ugandan)

Artist Performances: 10:15 – 12:15 PM
Artists include: 
Seun Kuti (Nigeria)
Mereba (US/ Ethiopian)
Mafikizolo (SA) D’Banj (SA)
Blinky Bill (Kenya)
Sebastian Mikael (Ethiopia Sweden)
Ami Faku (SA)
Owo (Nigeria)
Moonchild Sanelly (SA)
Ayo (Nigerian German)
+ More to be announced!

Two One Five Entertainment recently struck a deal to co-produce The Bridge, a content series also co-produced by Tina Farris and Suede, that features meaningful discussions to broaden and exchange audiences between notable personalities throughout the Diaspora regarding the entertainment industry and beyond. The series has become a staple in the suite of dynamic content offered on The Roots You Tube Channel.

#TheRootsAfricaDay comes on the heels of Questlove alongside Family and Friends honoring Stevie Wonder’s birthday with the 24hour livestream DJ Set: #24HoursOfSteve. Stay tuned for more to be announced!  

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