Stars flock to Dakar for All-Africa Music Awards
17 January 2023 | 5:49 am
Globally recognized stars including Senegalese maestro Youssou Ndour, and Nigerian artists P-Square and Tiwa Savage are among those set to perform during the main awards ceremony at the 15,000-seat Dakar stadium.
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