Davido, 21 Savage, others to perform at Roots Picnic, Philadelphia




By Collins Yakukbu-Hammer

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke a.k.a. Davido is to perform at the 11th Roots Picnic headlining the 20th Anniversary celebration of The Root’s classic album, `Things Fall Apart’ on June 1 in Philadelphia.

The boss of DMW with 9.9 million followers took to his Instagram handle @davidoofficial to announce to his fans with a bold flier of the event.

The Roots Picnic is an annual music festival created and hosted by American Hip Hop Group cum Grammy Award winners hip `The Roots.’

The festival which is a sell out every year would be held at The Mann at Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

Co-founder, Shawn Gee, and manager of The Roots serves as executive producer of the festival.

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Other artists to perform include 38 year-old New York born broadcaster, former rapper and song writer, Joseph Anthony Budden II a.k.a. Joe Budden Podcast and 26 year-old London born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph a.k.a. 21 savage.

Others are 24 year-old Atlanta born rapper Dominique Jones a.k.a. Lil Baby, 21 year-old California born  R&B singer Gabriella Wilson a.k.a H.E.R., The Roots and  many more.

However, genres during the festival include R&B, Hip Hop, Hard Rock, Blues, and contemporary.

Others are Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Indie, Bluegrass, country and many others.

The festival which held on June 7, 2008 is a one-day event but was expanded for two days in 2012.

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Tickets would go on sale from Friday March 15 at noon. However, everyone over two years of age is expected to get a pass and no chair would be allow, only blanket. (NAN)




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