Billboard Celebrates African Music With Platoon’s Live At-Home Showcase With Msaki, Amaarae, Kwesi Arthur & More

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Billboard Live’s At-Home series is headed to Africa thanks to a showcase of Apple’s artist services company Platoon.

From Thursday (May 21) to Saturday (May 23), Billboard Live At-Home will highlight two rising artists each day from countries such as Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria who are making a name for themselves on the global music landscape. The showcase kicks off Thursday at 1 p.m. ET with Tema-born musician Kwesi Arthur, followed by singer-songwriter Msaki an hour later.

Performers slated for the rest of the weekend’s showcase include Ghanaian alte artist Amaarae and Bongeziwe on Friday (May 22), with WurID and London-based Nigerian singer Nissi closing out the livestreams on Saturday.

Check out Billboard Live At-Home’s complete schedule for the Platoon Africa Artist Showcase below. The performances will be available exclusively at

Thursday (May 21) 
1 p.m. ET — Kwesi Arthur
2 p.m. ET — Msaki

Friday (May 22)
1 p.m. ET — Amaarae
2 p.m. ET — Bongeziwe

Saturday (May 23)
1 p.m. ET — WurID
2 p.m. ET — Nissi

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