Africans across the world are today celebrating the 57th Africa Day in grand style, dressed in beautiful traditional outfits and putting on a colorful display of culture, food, and diversity.
Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) was first held on May 25, 1963, in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa when 32 countries formed the Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU). The purpose of the African Union was to fight colonialism and apartheid and to pursue a Pan African unity.
The African Day is now observed as an official national holiday in Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Namibia, Zambia, Mali, Mauritania, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe, and widely celebrated by Africans all around the world.
Some of the biggest names in the Entertainment Industry also joined the celebration with tweets and post on their social media feeds;
Award-winning Ghanaian Rapper M.amifest with a very powerful quote to celebrate African Day
Record Producer and DJ Juls, took to his Instagram page to celebrate the day with music from legendary Highlife singer Pat Thomas and also asking fans to let him know which part of the continent they represent.
South African Rapper Sho Madjozi who is best known for her viral hit ‘John Cena’ took to Twitter to share with fans how she is getting prepared for the Africa Day Benefit Concert which is scheduled for today.
Nigerian Singer and Songwriter Yemi Alade reminded fans and Africans that Africa Day is celebrated every day and not just today.
Award-winning Actress Sika Osei took to Instagram to share some stunning photos of her rocking African Prints
South Africa Rapper Cassper Nyovest dressed up in his native traditional attire to celebrate Africa Day
Rapper, Singer, Actress, and Model Deborah Vanessa celebrated Africa rocking the beautiful traditional Kente cloth.
Story by: Derrick Annor Boadi