The organizers of the inaugural Afro Nation festival in Lagos, Nigeria, have officially announced the first pair of headlining artists for the event.
Mark your calendars for December 19 and 20, 2023, as Lagos, Nigeria, gears up to host the premier Afrobeats festival, Afro Nation. The organizers have just revealed the initial lineup of headlining artists for this eagerly anticipated event in Lagos.
It’s now confirmed that the festival’s headliners will include Burna Boy and J Hus, joined by stellar acts like Black Sherif, Seyi Vibez, and Flavour, with more artist names to be unveiled in due course. Given that the festival spans two days, it’s highly likely that additional headline acts will be announced later on.
In an official statement by the organizers:
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.”