Burna Boy and Flavour to Headline Afro Nation Concert
Weeks after announcing Afro Nation’s maiden concert will happen in Nigeria, organisers of the event has confirmed that superstars Burna Boy and Flavour will headline the event. The organisers made the announcement last Tuesday, September 26, 2023, revealing another headliner for the event- Gambian-British rapper, J Hus, who’s one of the biggest Hip-hop stars in the United Kingdom.
This would mark his first appearance at the global festival since its 2019 debut in Portugal. Also, wave making artistes like Seyi Vibez, and the breakout Ghanaian rapper, Black Sherif will also feature on the impressive line-up of artistes billed to perform at the concert which will take place on December 19 and December 20.
The festival is set to captivate music lovers, promising two unforgettable days of musical magic, celebrating culture, music, and unity, set against the vibrant backdrop of Lagos. With Afrobeats making waves internationally, Afro Nation has taken African music and art to different parts of the world including Portugal, the UK, different cities in the United States like Miami, (in May, 2023), and Ghana.
The maiden Lagos edition sees Nigeria join Ghana as one of the African stops for the festival. The Afro Nation stage has been graced by several international acts including Usher and Chris Brown. Co-founder of Afro Nation, Adesegun Adeosun Jnr. known as SMADE, shared his sentiments about the decision to bring the festival to Lagos, Nigeria.
He stated, “Nigeria is home to numerous international superstars who have propelled Afrobeats into a globally cherished genre. As someone who grew up in Lagos and later spent years promoting African music in London and beyond, this is a full-circle moment for me. Bringing the Afro Nation show back home to Lagos is a dream come true. We can’t wait to witness the grandest celebration of African music the world has ever seen!”