What Africa Day means for us – Ara Olumuyiwa
01 June 2019 | 2:06 pm
This year will mark 56 years since Africa day was conceived in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. It is celebrated annually on the 25th of May. Ahead of this year's celebration Ara Olumuyiwa, who is popularly known by her stage name Ara, a Nigerian Talking Drummer joined CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss what this day means for Africans.
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