Nigerian artists, Davido and Wizkid have been billed to perform on NPR’s Tiny Desk series as part of Black History Month celebrations.
The performance of the former will air on February 25 whilst the latter’s will air on February 22.
The concerts will “have the same intimate Tiny Desk spirit — stripped-down sets in an intimate setting — but captured where artists are living,” according to the producers.
Tiny Desk Concerts is a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music.
Other performers on the list include Kirk Franklin, 2 Chainz, Giveon, Sampa The Great and Rick Ross.
“Black music has always had a home at the Tiny Desk. As the series developed, our wonderful producers brought more hip hop and R&B artists to the Desk and challenged them to play within the format,” said NPR Music’s Bobby Carter, who is producing the month of concerts.
“The innovative results resonated with audiences: it’s T-Pain minus auto-tune. It’s Gucci Mane with an upright piano. It’s Megan Thee Stallion with Phony Ppl. The month long celebration highlights the beautiful cornucopia of Black music and our special way of presenting it.”
Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month.