The first-ever BET Experience Africa is happening on December 12 in Johannesburg.

Home-grown talent will perform alongside American stars for a lively day of events taking place at Ticketpro Dome. Nigerian singer, dancer and actor Flavour N’abania will be performing as well as Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania. Grammy-winning artists Maxwell, Raphael Saadiq are coming from across the pond alongside Young Thug and Mary J Blige.

Soulful house legend Monique Bingham and SA’s very own Black Motion will be bringing the heat too.

The event is not just limited to music. There’ll be a series called ‘Genius Talks’ with influential figures sharing their insight and advice. NBA vice president Amadou Gallo Fall will be taking part.

Amadou Gallo Fall speaks during the Seed Project Fundraiser Event in 2013 © Getty Images

With a trainers convention, comedy stage and a celeb-filled basketball game, the event seems to have something for anyone who is interested in urban culture. As the first-ever BET Experience to be held outside of America, the event promises to be something special. You can buy tickets from here

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