Ghanaian rapper, singer and record producer, E.L has been listed among the artists to be performing at the 2019 SXSW Music Festival, which is slated for March 11-17, 2019. The announcement was made known in November of 2018.
Aside from the 2016 ”VGMA Artist of the Year” performing, he was the ONLY Ghanaian Afrobeat artist to be featured on SXSW FM 2019 Spotlight with his song ‘Overdose’. Other artists who were featured include Adekunle Gold (Nigeria), King Kanja (Kenya), Urban Hype (Zambia), Anatii (South Africa), Stanley Enow (Cameroon) amongst others.
”I think it’s a great opportunity for me to showcase my new music on a world stage. First of all, it’s amazing
E.L will be joined by his Ghanaian counterparts, Samini, Efya, YFM’s DJ Kess and Jojo Abot at the festival which will take plance in Austin, Texas.
Other African artists booked to perform at the festival include Simi, Adekunle Gold, Mayorkun, Vector, Falz, Mr Eazi, Seyi Shay, Yemi Alade, Cassper Nyovest, Victoria Kimani, Khaligraph and Anatii.
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