Two American popular musicians Dana Elaine Owens better known by her stage name Queen Latifah and Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr also known by his stage name Common are storming South Africa to contribute their quota and support calls for more global HIV and AIDS funding.
The American stars were recently announced as the headline acts for a free benefit concert and march to be held at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on July 16.
The event will constitute a part of the campaign by AIDS advocacy group, Keep the Promise (KTP) 2016 and also form part of the International AIDS Conference (IAC) to be held in Durban in July.
This will mark the first International Aids Conference to be held in the city in 15 years.
Apparently excited about their visit to SA, Common says that it is going to be really cool to be a part of such a life changing event.
“This will be my first time back in SA in over 15 years and I’m excited to support the people of Durban and AHF (AIDS Healthcare Foundation). This is going to be cool!”
On the same note, Queen Latifah who will be visiting SA for the first time was also excited at the news, adding that she cannot wait to give back to humanity.
“I am excited to be part of the Keep The Promise Concert in Durban, South Africa. It’s my first time in South Africa and it feels good to be going for such a great cause,” she said.
Apart from the American musicians, local acts like Mi Casa and Big Nuz will also grace the stage at the concert.