South African beauty queens Zozibini Tunzi and Sasha-Lee Oliver celebrate Africa Day

26 May 2020 | Angelique Reyes

On 25th May 2020 Viacom CBS Networks Africa and YouTube in partnership with Idris Elba will host a special 2-hour concert to celebrate Africa Day. The day is intended to celebrate the successes of the Organization of African Unity in the fight against colonialism and apartheid as well as the progress that Africa has made. The event dubbed "Africa Day Benefit Concert at Home" has some of Africa's biggest stars lined up to perform including Kenya's very own, Sauti Sol, Grammy-winning, Angelique Kidjo, Tanzania's Diamond Platnumz, Nigeria's Burna Boy, South Africa's Sho Madjozi, South African comedian Trevor Noah, and rapper Sean Paul were also part of the concert's line up.

The gorgeous Miss Universe 2019 is also a part of concert who feels very proud in representing her culture and pride like a queen. She mentioned on her social media account about what is African Pride to her, Zozi stated, “African Pride! Knowing that I am royalty just by virtue of being born in this magical continent. A land of Kings and Queens. Happy Africa Day Ma Afrika amahle”.



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Viacom's Monde Twala added: "The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the livelihoods of millions across the continent and is going to require a massive collaborative effort if we are to make it through. Viacom CBS Networks Africa is proud to partner with YouTube and Idris Elba as we lead the efforts for immediate food and health assistance on the continent at the Africa Day Benefit Concert at Home. We are coming together as Africans to take care of our own."

Zozibini Tunzi shared a ‘special message’ for the people of South Africa at the ‘Africa Day Benefit Concert at Home’. She shared that it has been a tough couple of months for everyone and keeping that in mind, she is sending all her love and positivity to people across the world. She also urged people to stay safe and healthy and listen to world leaders who are trying their best to get everyone out of the pandemic. Zozi also mentioned that “we the people of South Africa come from a strong and resilient background and should be hopeful that we’ll make it out of this together.”



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The virtual 2-hour show was streamed on the MTV Base Africa YouTube channel on Africa Day at 18:00 and broadcast on MTV Base (DStv 322) at 21:00 on the same day. All proceeds raised will go towards supporting the health and nutritional needs of children and families most affected by the Covid-19 crisis in Africa.

Miss South Africa 2019 Sasha-Lee Oliver also posted on her social media account about how much proud she feels belonging to the African culture. She mentioned, “African child, born of a continent that is not only rich in minerals but also rich in wisdom. There is an African Proverb that reads, “However long the night, the dawn will break.” I think this speaks to the true power of our people. Our strength lies in our ability to overcome. Our strength lies in our ability to rise again with hope for a better tomorrow. Happy Africa Day.”