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Cardi B departs US for shows in Nigeria, Ghana

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Cardi B

Grammy award-winning rapper and social media sensation, Cardi B is on her way to Africa to perform for the first time on the continent in Nigeria and Ghana.

 

The star shared a post on her Instagram page of her dancing in excitement in a private jet as she set off for the concert.

"1:03am drop my KK in NY on my way to Afrriiiiicaaaaaaaaaa baybeeeee!!!!!!," she wrote in the post.

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1:03am drop my KK in NY on my way to Afrriiiiicaaaaaaaaaa baybeeeee!!!!!!

A post shared by Iamcardib (@iamcardib) on Dec 4, 2019 at 10:04pm PST

Last month she announced that she would be performing at the Livespot X Festival in Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana.

"Africa. I'm coming! Nigeria and Ghana," she wrote at the time.

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Africa.Im coming ! Nigeria ???????? & Ghana ????????

A post shared by Iamcardib (@iamcardib) on Nov 7, 2019 at 3:49pm PST

Cardi B (real name Belcalis Almanzar), broke into the music scene in 2017 with her hit single 'Bodak Yellow.'

She will be performing at the two-day festival alongside top African artists from both countries.

Organized by Livespot 360, a digital agency based in Lagos, the festival will feature Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Shatta Wale, R2bees among others.

Immense popularity

Darey Art Alade, a Nigerian singer and creative director of Livespot 360 says Cardi B was picked to headline the festival because of her immense popularity.

"She is one of the biggest artists in the world... It's really about her uniqueness, her star power. She has got great music and she is the girl next door character that everybody loves," he told CNN.

Cardi B has won multiple awards including a Grammy Award, seven Billboard Music Awards, and four BET Awards.

Alade, who will also perform at the festival, says bringing Cardi B to Africa has been in the works since 2018.

According to him, his team has been in conversation with her for months to make her trip to the continent smooth. "Getting Cardi B to come is a lot because there are many moving parts. She is specific about everything," he said.

The festival has organized the lighting, stage, and design of the venues in Accra and Lagos to suit the rapper's preferences.

Source: CNN