The world’s biggest afrobeats festival, Afro Nation, has revealed that its maiden edition in Nigeria will be held in Lagos in 2023.
Organizers of the Afro Nation Festival have confirmed that Nigeria would be hosting the world’s biggest afrobeats festival in Lagos, Nigeria, following the massive success of the Ghana edition in 2022.
Although an official date or location has not yet been confirmed, fans were excited to see the announcement, which was made today, Friday, June 9, 2023.
The Afro Nation festival has continued to grow exponentially following its first edition in Portugal in 2019, and Africans were super excited when the first edition in Africa was held in Ghana in 2022.
Organizers of the event revealed:
“We started Afro Nation to give a global platform to the artists that we love. After just 4 shows we have seen over 150 live performances in front of over 100,000 people across 3 different continents, Africa, Europe and America. Afrobeats is a special genre, not only does it unite the diaspora but it connects nations in a truly unique way. Our commitment to Afrobeats exists beyond Afro Nation festival, in 2020 we launched the world’s first official Afrobeats Chart with the Official Charts Company in the United Kingdom, followed by the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart earlier this year in the United States. To round off what has been an incredible year, in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government and our festival partners in Ghana, Benjamin Ntim & Kojo Annan of Event Blackstar Limited, we have purchased the main stage used at Afro Nation Portugal 2022 and it is currently being shipped to Accra for Afro Nation Ghana 2022. We have initiated a training programme, where a full-stage crew will travel from Europe to Ghana with us and train a local crew on how to build and run the stage. By 2025, this world-class festival stage will be fully operated by the West African team, without any assistance from the UK. We will continue to support our culture and look forward to seeing many global artists perform on this stage in the near future across the continent. Thank you for your support.”
The official announcement read:
Èkó ò ní bàjé! The world’s biggest Afrobeats festival is coming to LasGidi! Oshey! Oya watch this space for more info, coming soon