Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa created a true celebration of the diaspora last week with the inaugural Black Star Line Festival hosted in Accra, Ghana. The five-day spectacle, which brought out over 52,000 fans to the historic Black Star Square, included cultural events and panels all throughout Accra. The week’s apex came in the Friday (Jan. 6) concert which featured performances from T-Pain, Erykah Badu, Jeremih, Dave Chappelle, Sarkodie, Tobe Nwigwe, Asakaa Boys, and more.
“The Black Star Line Festival is more than just a celebration of Black culture and music, it’s a chance for the Diaspora to come together as a community and remind ourselves of the power that lies within us,” the Grammy winner said. “It’s an opportunity to honor the legacy of those who came before us, and to inspire and uplift each other. It’s a historic event and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the Black Star Line Festival.”
Check out snaps from the powerful event below.