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23rd April 2018
With preparations well underway for this year’s Africa Day Dublin flagship event, now is as good a time as ever to introduce a little bit of background information on the celebration to those who might not be familiar with it. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the African Union which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia… Read More
13th April 2018
We are delighted to announce that Irish Aid’s Africa Day 2018 Flagship Event will return to Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park on Sunday 27th May. The festivities will take place from 11am until 6pm and planning for the day is now underway. Get Involved in Africa Day 2018 Want to get involved in Africa Day 2018? We are looking for Community Groups, NGOs, Traders, Performers and Volunteers to… Read More
4th July 2017
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate Africa Day 2017 with us on Sunday, 21st May in Dublin. We hope you enjoyed the sights and sounds as much as we did! The festival was one of our best yet with our highest ever number of participants. Relive some the magic of the big day and check… Read More
30th May 2017
We’re still revelling in the excitement of Africa Day’s 2017 flagship Dublin event – it was one of our best yet! This year saw our highest ever number of participants with live music across three stages, a dance zone, a kids’ zone and African Bazaar. You can relive the magic from the big day by checking out our selection of… Read More
19th May 2017
Meet Timi Martins, one of our Africa Day 2017 champions. Timi is a Nigerian born resident of Ireland who has been one of Africa Day’s key supporters for a number of years. As in previous years, he has curated and will manage the Atilogwu stage during the Dublin flagship event, and he will also perform as ‘Tim Dogg’. Timi is… Read More
19th May 2017
With Africa Day’s flagship Dublin event just around the corner, we are delighted to announce the full line-up for the Atilogwu Stage! As always, stage coordinator, Timi ‘Tim Dogg’ Martins of Goodlife Promotions, promises another incredible serving of rap, hip-hop and R’n’B from a selection of African, Irish and international artists. Check out the line-up below. AKIMM Akimm is an Irish/Nigerian… Read More
18th May 2017
The big day is almost upon us! Africa Day’s flagship Dublin events takes place at Farmleigh Estate, the Phoenix Park this Sunday, 21st of May, from 11am to 6pm! As always, it will be a busy event, bursting with family-friendly activities, music from Irish and African musicians, dancing, African fashion and much more. For any parents / guardians concerned about… Read More
17th May 2017
With excitement building ahead of the big day, we can’t wait to see K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade strutting their stuff on the Kwassa Kwassa main stage at Africa Day’s flagship Dublin event this Sunday. The nine-piece group delivers infectious West African vibes from Ghana via Sheffield. Their diverse origins conflate to whip up their signature heady brew of afrobeat,… Read More
15th May 2017
The countdown to Africa Day’s flagship Dublin event is on! With less than a week to go until the big day, we’re getting very excited and one of the many acts we can’t wait to see perform on the Kwassa Kwassa main stage this Sunday is AikJ. One of the fastest rising stars in Irish music, AikJ has been making… Read More
12th May 2017
Salome Mbugua was born in Kenya and has lived in Ireland since 1994. She is the founder, former CEO and currently the Honorary President of AkiDwA – the African and migrant Women’s Network Ireland. With a strong background in social work, international development and philosophy, Salome has over 20 years’ experience of working with under-represented groups in Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ireland.… Read More