How investing in Africa’s live music scene could boost jobs

How investing in Africa’s live music scene could boost jobs

Global Citizen has announced the return of its Move Afrika tour to Accra, Ghana, this year in partnership with Kendrick Lamar’s company pgLANG as curator. This was announced last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with Ghana’s President Nana Akufo Addo and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda in attendance.

The organisation’s Move Afrika show took place in Rwanda’s capital Kigali last month headlined by hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar, is working on a broader plan to ensure the live music business creates long-term jobs and boosts local economies, according to Liz Agbor-Tabi, its vice president of global policy.

Global Citizen says it’s building a pan-African ticketing platform that will make it easier for both international and African artists to plan their tours around the continent.

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