It is always amazing to see people that strive to doing great things and making milestone promote the culture and black excellence and to really prove to ourselves and the world at large that black is a huge force to be reckoned with. 2018 has been amazing in doing that we have witnessed the release of Black Panther and stellar performance from black artists at Coachella, Jamaican jazz festival to mention a few and 2018 is not in any way done with awesome events for the year.
Even if you might have missed out on some of these ones you can still get on the train of fun experiences with this list of 5 events you do not want miss for the rest part of this year.
American Black Film Festival
If you do not already know abbot this, the American black Film festival does amazing for promoting movies about Blacks and celebrating the efforts and works of all those involved in making the industry a better place for black artists out there. To say it mildly, it is only the most awesome film festival absolutely dedicated to celebrating coloured people and the roles they play in making everyone proud, this is a must-not-miss for the movie lovers and it is scheduled to be held on the 13th of June through to the 17th.
Essence Music Festival
Essence music festival is dedicated to celebrating black artists in the music industry, it has a reputation of having big artists like Mary J Blige, Janet Jackson and John legend perform the stage and have had everyone jumping on their feet. The weekend line-up for 2018 festival at New Orleans scheduled for July 5th to 8th will feature artists like Miguel, Erykah, Fantasia, Back street boys and many more. It is definitely an event to attend.
OVO Music Festival
The O.V.O festival is to be hosted by drake, and you may not love all the OVO artists but “Drake”! There is nothing left to be said; besides performances scheduled will include artists from outside the record. With how the event went in 2017 there is no wonder this made it to this list, it is scheduled to hold in Toronto on the 5th of August.
Afropunk Music Festival
Afropunk annual festivals have been in the news for a lot of different reasons, it is one of those musical festivals that are culturally packed, cutting edge and exciting and this year it has returned to be headlined by artists like Tyler the creator, Janea Monae and Erykah Badu. Afro punk is known for its strong themes against to oppression and the 2018 theme is “The people Resist’ and is scheduled to hold in Brooklyn on the 25th and 26th of August.
African American Cultural Festival
The African American Cultural Festival is a non-profit festival that focuses on a celebration and showcase of different cultures as they have emerged and become. It is an interesting place to be that will allow a proud display of African roots through music performances, art, dances, fashion and is scheduled for Labour Day weekend September 1st and 2nd 2018.
These listed events are highly anticipated for 2018 and they will be a good way to spend time getting entertained, meeting people and learning, you just have to clear your calendar and get your tickets early because the list of people wanting to attend is swanned.