Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa have announced their own festival.
The Black Star Line Festival is heading to Ghana’s Black Star Square in the capital city of Accra on January 6, 2023.
The aim of the event is to bring “black people of the diaspora and the globe” together as one.
Vic, 29, said: “Everything we’re doing is with the goal of uniting and building a bridge between black people of the diaspora and the globe, with the continent.
“And Ghana is the gateway to all of that.”
A line-up is yet to be announced.
Black Line shares a name with political activist Marcus Garvey’s old shipping firm, which was founded to “facilitate the transportation of goods and eventually African Americans throughout the African global economy.”
Away from music, Chance is known for his social activism in his home city of Chicago.
His father, Ken Williams-Bennett, was an aide to former Illinois Senator and 44th President of the United States Barack Obama.
And the 29-year-old hip-hop star – whose real name is Chancelor Johnathan Bennett – previously admitted his dad disapproved of his career choice at first.
The Grammy winner was known as the rapper of his family from a very young age, but when he decided to pursue music as a career, there was some “friction” between Chance and his parent. (MusicNews)