Coachella 2024: Tems, Tyla Are Only African Acts On Artistes List

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh January 24, 2024 9:48 PM EDT
Tems and Tyla
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Several ‘A-listers’ have been announced for the 2024 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, scheduled for April this year, and it happens that Tyla and Tems are the only African acts on the list.

The two-weekend celebration, which takes place on April 12–14 and April 19–21, 2024, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, has named showstoppers like Lana Del Rey, Tyler, the Creator, and Doja Cat as lead performers.

Other entertainers on the list include No Doubt, Blur, Ice Spice, J Balvin, Peso Pluma, and many others. Del Rey, Peso Pluma, Lil Uzi Vert, Justice, Deftones, Peggy Gou, Young Miko, Bizarrap, Skepta, Ken Carson, and Faye Webster will all feature prominently.

Tyler Gregory Okonma, known professionally as Tyler, the Creator, is an American rapper and record producer. He is one of the founding members of the music collective Odd Future. He has had many recognitions, including two Grammy Awards, three BET Hip Hop Awards, a BRIT Award, and an MTV Video Music Award.

In June 2021, he announced his sixth studio album, Call Me If You Get Lost, which won the BET Award for Best Hip-Hop Album that same year.

The Coachella music festival, held annually, is meant to celebrate the different genres of music and expressions of artistry and top musicians among revelers from diverse backgrounds.

Kanye West and Frank Ocean, who were headliners in previous editions, were reportedly out at the eleventh hour. The inclusion of exciting and trendy Afrobeat goddesses like Tems and Tyla is bound to add another flavour to the popular celebration, as fun-loving people are encouraged to make their reservations in time.

Tyla continues to trend, as four of her songs made it to the Top 10 Afrobeats Chart in the United States in 2023. Her single, Truth or Dare, reached No. 4 on the US Afrobeats Top 10, while Water Me and You maintained No. 3 and No. 10 spots, respectively. Tems, on the other hand, was rated the most streamed female African Artiste on Spotify in 2023.