Coachella 2022 Festival has announced its lineup with an obvious exclusion of African Artists despite a good previous year for African Music.
This development has been met with a series of serious reactions. The list was announced on Thursday, the 13th of January 2022.
The Coachella festival have had African Artists on their stage in the past. Back in 2019, Burna Boy raised a storm when he was announced on the lineup but his name was written in small fonts. The issue was later sorted and his name was writer how he wanted and he later performed at the show.
No African acts were added to last year’s lineup and with the amazing year had by Afrobeats stars in the past year, a lot of people were expecting some African names on the list this year. However, no African Artiste Made the cut except for legendary South African DJ, Black Coffee. This has led to widespread reactions with many people questioning the rationale behind omitting the African names.
See Some of the Reactions below: