17 Jul 2021
Manchester Central - Central Hall
Accessibility features available for this event: Wheelchair Access
NSG, Midas the Jagaban, Lojay, DJ Obi, Anz and special guests launched MIF’s new collaboration with one of the world’s most dynamic festivals
MIF launched a new collaboration with the pioneering Homecoming with a one-night showcase at Manchester Central of the most exciting music from Africa, the diaspora and beyond – with British-Nigerian/Ghanaian rap collective NSG, hotly tipped Afrobeat act Midas the Jagaban, fast-rising Nigerian Afro-fusion star Lojay, DJ Obi plus a whole host of surprise special guests performing live, and an opening set from Manchester-based DJ–producer Anz.
Homecoming is an independent Black-owned digital platform and festival of cultural exchange in Lagos, Nigeria, established in 2017 by Grace Ladoja. Spotlighting Africa’s creative movement on the continent and in diaspora, Homecoming champions African creativity and brings international talent back to celebrate the continent’s homegrown culture – from music to art, fashion to football and more.
Homecoming Live kicks off our new partnership – which will culminate with a full Homecoming takeover celebrating African creative culture at The Factory, MIF’s future year-round home.
Produced by Manchester International Festival in partnership with Homecoming.