AceShowbiz - Actor-turned-musician Idris Elba is helping to celebrate Africa Day 2020 by hosting a livestream concert for charity.
The "Thor" star, who has family ties to Sierra Leone and Ghana, will present the Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home on 25 May to mark the annual holiday, when artists including Nigerian singer Burna Boy, South African rappers AKA and Sho Madjozi, Beninese entertainer Angelique Kidjo, and Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania will be performing remotely for the MTV bash.
Also featured will be Sauti Sol, C4 Pedro, Bebe Cool and Seun Kuti, among many others.
Sharing the news and line-up on social media over the weekend (May 16-17), Idris posted, "lets (sic) unite to celebrate #AfricaDay & raise funds for those impacted by COVID19."
"Africa Day Benefit Concert hosted by me @idriselba #athome on 25th May."
The event will be livestreamed on the MTV Base YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/user/MTVBaseAfrica322) from 6 P.M. Central Africa Time (CAT), and air on the local TV network at 9 P.M. (CAT).
All proceeds raised from the show will be donated to organisations providing food and health support to children and families across Africa during the global pandemic.