Afro Nation has announced the first wave of performers for the festival’s Portugal edition slated for Portimão’ sun-kissed coast this summer from 28-30th June 2023.
Among an ever-impressive array of artists, are found the first three headline acts, including global giant Burna Boy, US hip hop royalty 50 Cent and French-Senegalese rap sensation Booba. The three will lead an impressive line-up of artists that includes Ghanaian breakthrough star, Camidoh, Nigeria’s Asake, Fireboy DML, French-Malian Afro-pop superstar Aya Nakamura, who is known for hits like ‘Djadja’, ‘Pookie’ and ‘Jolie Nana’. Nigeria’s Ayra Starr will be making her Afro Nation debut.
The party will also welcome some of the biggest acts from the South African amapiano scene at the Piano People stage. This year, amapiano heavyweights Scorpion Kings, Major League DJz and Uncle Waffles, alongside Musa Keys, Young Stunna, Daliwonga, DBN Gogo, Sha Sha, Moonchild Sanelly, Tyler ICU and many more, are expected “to strike Afro Nation Portugal hard.”
London-based Afrobeats collective The Compozers is back in 2023, while Kenyan four-piece band Sauti Sol will showcase their Afropop credentials.
News for the flagship Portugal show follows the second edition of Afro Nation Ghana in 2022, which saw Meek Mill crown his momentous trip to Accra with a long-awaited headline set at the festival during Detty December.
Afro Nation’s exciting return to West Africa was a uniting moment for thousands of fans from the global diaspora, and marked a progressive new era of music and arts festivals in the region. So many incredible Ghanaian acts had their chance to shine in Accra, with Black Sherif – who stole the show with his rendition of Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’ – Gyakie, Camidoh and more all now set to bring their best to Afro Nation Portugal 2023.
Afro Nation’s debut US show has also been revealed. With news of Afro Nation Miami landing this 27th & 28th May, the packed line up features Burna Boy, Wizkid, Rema, Asake, Beanie Man and many more. With the unstoppable rise of Afrobeats, the Afro Nation movement just keeps growing and evolving every year, with more parties keeping people dancing all year round!
By the culture, for the culture: Afro Nation Portugalstands as an unmissable highlight of the summer festival and takes place 28-30th June 2023. Tickets go on sale Thursday 26th January, with a limited pre-sale at 9am GMT followed by General Sale at 12pm GMT. All tickets are available via: www.AfroNation.com.