Dateline — Top African stars will be in the country for the Airtel Rising Stars concert going down on Saturday at City Stadium, Nairobi.
DRC's Papa Wemba, Nigeria's Tuface and Tanzania's AY, will join Kenyan gospel star Daddy Owen on stage for the Pan-African Music extravaganza.
Airtel Rising Stars Africa Soccer Championship provides an opportunity for budding stars to showcase and gauge their raw talent with the best in the continent.
The Championship focuses on identifying and nurturing soccer talent from the grassroots onto a national stage. The tournament, billed as a 'football extravaganza', has attracted teams from some of Africa powerhouses in the under 17 age group such as Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and DRC. They are pitted against upcoming nations such as Gabon, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Burkina Faso amongst others.
Airtel Africa's chief marketing officer said in a statement: "The tournament provides the perfect melting pot of talent, cultures and passion exhibited during the Airtel Rising across Africa. By designing a bigger stage for the teams and future stars, Airtel is sending a message to the participants, coaches, soccer enthusiasts on our long term support for sports and activities that empower and celebrate talent."