Afro Nation returns to Ghana this December following the success of Afron Nation Portugal in July. The world’s largest Afrobeats festival has announced the follow-up to 2019’s African premiere event in Ghana, which was a major success (Afronation.com).
Afro Nation returns to Ghana, a place of cultural significance after being founded to bring the diaspora together in a celebration of Black pleasure. The biggest names and up-and-coming stars will perform at Black Star Square on Marine Drive as millions of people rediscover their historic ties to Accra and the entire African continent.
The festival’s enormous new mainstage, which has significantly grown since making its debut in Portugal in 2019, will now be brought to Ghana.
There is no other stage of this caliber in West Africa, and it is an essential component of the continent’s live entertainment sector.
Establishing this stage in Ghana and bringing the same high production value from Portugalto West Africa is only one step towards a bright new future of live events in the area. Afro Nation has always aimed to elevate the scene and musicians from or influenced by the modern sounds of Africa. Similar to Afro Nation Portugal and Afro Nation Puerto Rico, Afro Nation Ghana will collaborate with and train local teams to produce the program and promote as many local merchants as possible, boosting Ghana’s cultural and tourism industries.
At the beginning of July, Afro Nation made a sensational return to the European Algarve coast. This event had been long anticipated, and it featured performances by the biggest global breakout superstars, including Wizkid, who publicly professed his love for fellow 2022 headliners Burna Boy and Davido. The festival now seeks to bring this movement home to Ghana after drawing crowds of over 35,000 fans from 134 different countries for three days of dancing in the sun and celebrating the unifying force of Afrobeats.
The festival site is close to the famous Osu Castle, which is also where Ghana’s first president and BBC Africa’s Man of the Century Kwame Nkrumah declared the country’s independence. Accra has developed into a center of culture and music, and at the beginning of each year, thousands of people from over the world return home to celebrate and spend time with friends and family. By reconnecting, educating, and producing while hosting a festival never before seen on this magnitude, Afro Nation Ghana seeks to strengthen links with the continent around the world.
The festival’s organizers stated the Afro Nation stage and this year’s historic event were…
“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”
Afro Nation and Afrobeats are constantly on the rise because they are created by and for the culture. The dates for Afro Nation Ghana are December 29 and 30, 2022, at Marine Drive in Black Star Square, Accra. A lineup announcement is forthcoming.
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Afro Nation Ghana 2022 will take place between 29th & 30th December 2022 on Marine Drive, Black Star Square, Accra, Ghana.
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