Yam Carnival, a new festival celebrating Black culture created by the team behind Afro Nation, was meant to debut in Clapham in 2020, but didn’t go ahead, for reasons we don’t have to explain. One of the headline acts this year is Nigerian-American megastar singer Davido, whose song ‘Fem’ evolved into something of a protest anthem for the EndSars protest movement. Also featured in the BIG FONT on the Yam Carnival poster are Kehlani, Femi Kuti (yes, that’s the eldest son of Fela) and American DJ Honey Dijon. In less big font but still worth your attention: they’ve only gone and booked Princess Nokia. And just this week east London rap group NSG were added to the Yam Carnival mix. It’ll be a ground-shaking mix of afrobeat, dancehall, hip hop and R&B, and they’ve promised that the food trucks will be worth your attention too.
When is it? Aug 28. Where is it? Clapham Common. Find out more here.