Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tiwa Savage, has been listed to perform at King Charles’ coronation concert organised by the BBC and scheduled for May 7, 2023.
It is understood that the King and the Queen-consort will be present, along with other members of the Royal family.
Afrobeats, a style with origins in Nigeria that combines elements of traditional West African music with jazz and soul, will take centre stage with Savage’s set at Windsor Castle.
Tiwa Savage, whose blend of Afrobeats, R&B, Pop and Hip-hop earned her an MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act, will become the first Nigerian artiste to perform at a Royal event in Windsor Castle.
Reacting to the news, the Lagos-born singer said: “It’s truly an honour to be representing Africa and the Commonwealth at such an historic event. I look forward to joining the celebrations and bringing Afrobeats to Windsor Castle for the first time!”
Tiwa joins a mix of other eclectic performers that includes Paloma Faith, Steve Winwood, Lang Lang, Nicole Scherzinger, Take That, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Sir Bryn Terfel, Freya Ridings, Alexis French, Olly Murs, Pete Tong Ibiza Classics, featuring Vula and JERUB, Lucy and a collaboration of five Royal patronages.
The concert will take place in the grounds of Windsor Castle and will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, as well as BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.