The inaugural Trace Awards 2023, set for October 21 at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, has revealed its initial lineup of performers.
NAIROBI, KENYA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — The inaugural Trace Awards 2023 performers have been unveiled for the event taking place at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, on October 21, 2023.
Presented by Visit Rwanda and Martell, this celebration of African and Afro-inspired music features over 150 nominated artists across 25 categories, with an expected audience of 7,000 music enthusiasts.
Confirmed performers include Nigerian talents Davido, Kizz Daniel, and Asake, Ghana’s Black Sherif, Senegal’s Viviane Chidid, and others such as Didi B, Josey, Benjamin Dube, Blxckie, Bruce Melodie, Bwiza, Dystinct, Janet Otieno, Kalash, Soraia Ramos, Lisandro Cuxi, Locko, Mikl, Perola, Plutonio, Princess Lover, Ronisia, Rutshelle Guillaume, Tayc, Terell Elymoor, and Bamby.
The UK-based Afrobeat group, The Compozers, is set to be the house band for the event, with additional performers to be announced soon.
The Trace Awards 2023 will celebrate various music genres, including Afrobeats, dancehall, hip hop, mbalax, amapiano, zouk, kizomba, genge, coupé-décalé, bongo flava, soukous, gospel, rap, rai, kompa, R&B, and rumba.
Olivier Laouchez, Chairman and Co-founder of Trace, expressed his congratulations to all the nominees and emphasized the event’s significance for lovers of African and Afro-inspired music. The full list of nominees is available on the official website, where fans can vote for their favorite artists.
“The Trace Awards’ nominations salute achievement and excellence from more than 150 performers, producers, DJs, writers, composers, directors, established artists and rising stars, and their management and labels,” said Olivier Laouchez, Trace chairman and co-founder.
“We congratulate all the nominees, most of whom will attend and perform in Kigali on 21 October. It will be an unmissable experience for lovers of African and Afro-inspired music.”, she added.
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