Afrobeats biggest festival, Afro Nation, will head to Nigeria for the first time this year after the success of the Ghana edition in 2022.
Since its inception four years ago in Portugal, the festival has expanded its reach globally, including a highly successful debut in Miami, USA in May, and a recent edition in Portugal.
Following these events, Afro Nation will return to the United States for a two-day showcase in Detroit on August 19th-20th.
The decision to bring Afro Nation to Nigeria holds immense significance as it marks a homecoming for the festival. Nigeria, known for being the birthplace of numerous international Afrobeats superstars who have propelled the genre to global recognition, will now host the biggest celebration of African music the world has ever witnessed. SMADE, the co-founder of Afro Nation, expressed his excitement about the venture, stating, “As someone who grew up in Lagos, and then spent years promoting African music in London and beyond, this will truly be a full circle moment, bringing the Afro Nation show back home to Lagos.”
Afro Nation’s expansion and popularity can be attributed to its ability to unite Afrobeats enthusiasts from all corners of the globe, showcasing the vibrant and diverse African music culture. The festival has also made way for Amapiano, showcasing the finest artists leading this genre. The festival serves as a platform for both established and emerging African artists to share their talent and connect with a vast international audience. By bringing the festival to Nigeria, the heart of Afrobeats, Afro Nation aims to elevate the genre’s influence and further solidify its position as a global music phenomenon.
As the countdown begins for the historic Afro Nation Lagos, excitement is building among music enthusiasts, both in Nigeria and across the globe. The festival promises an unforgettable experience, featuring electrifying performances, pulsating rhythms, and the vibrant energy of Afrobeats music.
Dates and venue are still to be confirmed in coming months.
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