To celebrate Africa Day on Monday, May 25, ViacomCBS Networks Africa and YouTube in partnership with Idris Elba are hosting an “Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home”. This programming event will be aimed at raising funds to help children and families in Africa that are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
All proceeds raised from the benefit concert campaign will be donated to support food and health needs for those most impacted on the continent.
The “Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home” will be a 2-hour special streamed and broadcast to millions of viewers in Africa and around the world on MTV channels and on the MTV Base Africa YouTube channel.
“Taking a moment to shine a light on African arts to benefit the African homeland and its people. A continent of this size should find a way to dig deep and stand up for one another at a time like this,” said Elba about the upcoming event. “It’s important for the future and history will not forget.”
There have been over 2,800 deaths across the continent due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, with almost 89,000 cases confirmed. Over 34,000 have recovered, and many countries have extended the lockdown, while some are slowly moving to ease restrictions.
The benefit concert would be aired to be viewed on Monday, May 25 at 6 PM (CAT) via MTV Base Africa’s YouTube channel.