Renowned Nigerian Artistes Tiwa Savage and Davdo alongside Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz have been billed to perform at the inaugural Giants of Africa Youth Basketball Festival in Kigali, Rwanda.
Masai Ujiri, the co-founder of Giants of Africa and the vice-chairman and president of the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club of Canada, shared the thrilling revelation.
The festival, set to take place between August 13 and 19, 2023, will showcase teams not only from Congo DR, Tanzania, and Kenya but also from various other African countries.
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Giants of Africa, the festival will unite more than 250 passionate young basketball enthusiasts from 16 different nations.
Besides the thrilling basketball games, attendees can anticipate stimulating conversations on significant subjects, cultural exhibitions, and captivating displays featuring some of Africa’s most celebrated artists.
The festival is abuzz with anticipation for its remarkable opening ceremony and closing concert. Taking the stage will be none other than Davido, Tiwa Savage, and Diamond Platnumz, renowned for their chart-topping hits and electrifying stage presence. With their stellar performances, these talented artists are sure to captivate the audience and create an unforgettable experience.
Ujiri conveyed his excitement for the occasion, emphasizing that it signifies a momentous achievement for their organization and offers a chance to pay tribute to the communities that have wholeheartedly supported them throughout the years.
The primary objective of the Giants of Africa Youth Basketball Festival is to ignite and empower the young generation of Africa, acknowledging their immense potential and the collaborative endeavors needed to bring about constructive transformations.
The festival goes beyond the exhibition of exhilarating basketball skills, encompassing aspects of education, culture, and entertainment.
The organizers have meticulously chosen pivotal themes that embody their vision of uniting and commemorating the forthcoming cohort of African leaders.
As Giants of Africa embarks on its third decade of empowering and uplifting African youth, this festival signifies a crucial milestone in its transformative journey.
The organizers firmly believe that the inclusion of these esteemed musicians will not only amplify the festival’s spirit but also ignite inspiration among the local youth in attendance.
Through the fusion of basketball’s universal language and the lively melodies of African music, this event guarantees the establishment of a dynamic platform fostering growth, education, and cultural interchange.
The Festival stands on the threshold of establishing itself as a legendary annual extravaganza, dedicated to promoting unity and cultivating the aspirations of young basketball enthusiasts across Africa, with a vision that extends far into the future.