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First reveal of lineup for inaugural Trace Awards

Excitement is building to fever pitch among fans of African and Afro-inspired music as global music authority Trace reveals the first performers in the lineup for the inaugural Trace Awards.
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African and Afro-inspired musicians from around the globe are set to perform at the spectacular live event.

Among the music stars on the lineup are:

  • Davido (Nigeria)
  • Asake (Nigeria)
  • Bamby (French Guiana)
  • Benjamin Dube (South Africa)
  • Black Sherif (Ghana)
  • Blxckie (South Africa)
  • Bruce Melodie (Rwanda)
  • Bwiza (Rwanda)
  • Didi B (Ivory Coast)
  • Dystinct (Morocco)
  • Janet Otieno (Kenya)
  • Josey (Ivory Coast)
  • Kalash (Martinique)
  • Kizz Daniel (Nigeria)
  • Lisandro Cuxi (Cape Verde)
  • Locko (Cameroon)
  • Mikl (Reunion)
  • Perola (Angola)
  • Plutonio (Mozambique)
  • Princess Lover (Martinique)
  • Ronisia (France)
  • Rutshelle Guillaume (Ha├»ti)
  • Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)
  • Tayc (France)
  • Terell Elymoor (Mayotte)
  • Viviane Chidid (Senegal)

More performers will be announced at a later date.

To mark its 20th anniversary, global music powerhouse and Afro-music tastemaker Trace is staging the Trace Awards at the BK Arena, Kigali, Rwanda on 21 October 2023, to celebrate the creativity, talent and influence of African and Afro-inspired music and artists.

More than 150 artists have been nominated in the Trace Awards. View the full list of nominations here.

Pre-register for tickets here.

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