Photo: Courtesy of Afro Nation Ghaha

Following the huge success of Afro Nation Portugal this July, the world’s biggest Afrobeats festival announces the follow-up to 2019’s African debut event in Ghana. Taking place at Marine Drive, Black Star Square, the West African capital, will host the biggest names and future stars whilst thousands rediscover their historic connection with Accra and the African continent as a whole. Expanding massively since the Portugal debut in 2019, the festival’s giant new main stage will now be teleported to Ghana. As with Afro Nation Portugal and Afro Nation Puerto Rico, Afro Nation Ghana will work alongside and train local teams to produce the show and bring business to as many local vendors as possible, positively impacting Ghana’s cultural and tourism economy.

This is what the organisers had to say:

We started Afro Nation to give a global platform to the artists that we love. After just four shows, we have seen over 150 live performances in front of over 100,000 people across three 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. Our commitment to Afrobeats exists beyond the 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 in the United States earlier this year.

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. 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 assistance from the UK. We will continue to support our culture and look forward to seeing many global artists perform on this stage soon across the continent. Thank you for your support.