British actor David Oyelowo will host this year’s Nobel Prize Concert Monday, 11 December. He is among other things known from the film “Selma”.
Oyelowo, who has received a Golden Globe award, is most famous for the role of Martin Luther King Jr.. in the Oscar-nominated film “Selma” from 2014.
For the same movie, John Legend wrote the song “Glory”, which became world-renowned. This song will also feature John Legend at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in the Telenor Arena.
“I am overwhelmed by the fact that I will host an event recognized globally to honor the best in our people,” said David Oyelowo in a press release from concert organizers.
Oyelowo received the British Empire OBE last year for its contribution to drama and culture.
The Brit will lead a concert with already mentioned John Legend, as well as Lukas Graham, Zara Larsson, Matoma and Sigrid to sing. Also the world-renowned and sought after children’s company Le Petit Cirque from Los Angeles will perform during the performance.
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