AFREXIMfest unites African, Caribbean culture with star-studded performances (video)


On the idyllic Caribbean island of the Bahamas, renowned for its pristine beaches and breathtaking scenery, the air was filled with the vibrant sounds of African and Caribbean music.

This was the backdrop for AFREXIMfest, an event organized by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to celebrate the rich cultural contributions of the creative industry.

The 31st edition of the Afreximbank Annual Meetings and the third Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum concluded with an electrifying variety of entertainment.

The festival was headlined by legendary Caribbean rapper and singer, Wyclef Jean, and acclaimed Nigerian artiste Flavour.

Skillfully anchored by Nigerian radio personality and television presenter IK Osakioduwa, the show featured a star-studded lineup.

Ugandan comedian and entertainer, Anne Kansiime, added a touch of humor with her engaging performance, delighting the audience with her wit and charm.

Flavour took to the stage, captivating the audience with his hit songs like “Game Changer” and “Big Baller.”

His powerful voice and charismatic stage presence had the crowd dancing and singing along to every beat.

The excitement reached a crescendo when Wyclef Jean stepped onto the stage.

He opened his set with classics such as “Ready or Not.”

In a surprising and memorable moment, Afreximbank President Professor, Benedict Oramah, joined Wyclef on stage, dancing and singing along to “Killing Me Softly.”

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The energy was palpable, and the audience was thrilled by this unexpected performance.

Wyclef’s next number, “Hips Don’t Lie,” saw professional dancers take the stage, their costumes adding a splash of vibrant color and movement, reminiscent of carnival festivities.

The crowd was further entranced as Wyclef delivered a soulful rendition of Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry,” along with other timeless tracks, creating an atmosphere of unity and celebration.

Other notable performances included those by Fanshawn, KES the Band, and Charlotte Dipanda.

Each artiste brought their unique talents and musical styles to the stage, enriching the festival with a diverse array of rhythms and beats.

This year’s AFREXIMfest exceeded all expectations, showcasing a spectacular fusion of African and Caribbean cultures.

The festival not only celebrated music and entertainment but also highlighted the enduring bonds between these two vibrant regions.

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