The event will include a concert which honouring the next generation of creative leaders in Africa, the Arabian Gulf, and the Caribbean.
All proceeds from the gathering – including a VIP reception, a gala dinner and award program, and a special concert featuring Tito Puente Jr. - will benefit the Ludacris Foundation.
The artist – whose real name is Chris Bridges said: “I began the Ludacris Foundation to help empower the next generation of leaders, just as BAC is committed to empowering the next generation of innovators in the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean.“
He’s no stranger to the UAE as he’s spent time here filming his Fast and Furious flicks.
“That’s why I’m excited to return to Abu Dhabi, where we filmed some of my favorite scenes in our film Furious 7, to help BAC accomplish their mission of providing a platform for talented young creators from Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean,” the 38-year-old added.
Organiser Aisha Davis from said: “This is more than just a gala—it is the first in what will soon be an annual creative industries summit for the next generation of new media and digital entertainment leaders in Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. At BAC, we want to be a microphone for creative voices that would otherwise remain unheard, and this event is the first step in making that vision a reality.”