Following the huge success of AfroNation Portugal this Summer, the world’s biggest Afrobeats festival has announced an amazing line up today for the grand return to its West African spiritual home. Ready to turn the end of the year into an unforgettable party, Afro Nation Ghana 2022 is set to follow up the 2019 landmark African debut in style.
Taking place at Accra’s Marine Drive, Black Star Square on December 29th & 30th 2022, and founded to unite the diaspora in celebration of Black Joy, Afro Nation Ghana is back for a celebratory trip of Black culture, wonderful music, vibrant dancing, good food, and so much more. As such, some of the biggest global stars have now been announced to headline the show. Needing no introduction, Nigerian party king Davido is joined by legendary sibling duo P-Square bringing their high energy R&B, hip-hop and dance oriented sound, with a very special guest appearance coming courtesy of Ghana’s very own Afropop, dancehall and reggae super star talent Stonebwoy.
From South Africa’s exploding underground sounds with the likes of leading Amapiano artists Major League DJz, Uncle Waffles, Kamo Mphela and DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small’s collaborative project Scorpion Kings, to Nigerian Afro-Wave warrior Rema, Afro Nation Ghana also announces the most important new names in Afrobeats today. The impressive lineup also draws from a broad range of modern African music styles, including France’s biggest Afro RnB star Dadju, the highlife inspired Adekunle Gold and the soothingly emo style of fast-rising afrobeats star, CKay.
Of course, the lineup wouldn’t be complete without a few of Ghana’s future breakout artists — exciting new names like Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Gyakie and Camidoh will feature at the festival this year. The festival’s new city central location is on a site of cultural and historical significance, right at the heart of the capital and mere moments from the glorious coast. Around the festival’s core programming, a number of unmissable parties are planned around the city and available to Golden and VIP ticket holders, starting on 28th Dec with the Piano People Welcome Party and ending with a NYE special on 31st Dec.
With more of a mission than most regular festivals, the Afro Nation brand is the birth of a super-sized global gathering, uniting thousands of music lovers around the world in a bid to further the Afrobeats movement and build a lasting platform for the artists and creatives at its core. Here to witness the hottest names this December, across several genres, Afro Nation Ghana looks to foster even stronger ties with the continent around the world, reconnecting, educating, and creating, whilst putting on a show.
It was recently revealed that the giant new main stage used at Afro Nation Portugal will be transported to Ghana, with a training program in place for local teams to run this world-beating production on a scale not seen before in the region, and we can’t wait to see it!
Afro Nation Ghana takes place 29th & 30th December 2022 at Marine Drive, Black Star Square, Accra.