On December 29 and 30, Marine Drive in Accra was at a standstill as the biggest stars in music and entertainment performed at the Afro Nation Festival 2022 in Ghana. A two-night immersive music festival with more than 25 000 attendees from around the globe featured international performers like Stonebwoy, P Square, Meek Mill, Tiwa Savage, Black Sherif, Camidoh, KiDi, Oxlade, CKay, and more.
The first day, Thursday, December 29, 2022, was filled with outstanding performances from DJs Soo Good and P Montana, who thrilled the audience with amapiano, afrobeats, hip hop, and EDM music. Festival-goers were were enthralled with spirited performances from the nights’ billed artists—Ghanaian singers Gyakie and Kuami Eugene, Nigerians Tiwa Savage, Oxlade, and CKay, South African singer Kamo Mphela, and American international star Meek Mill, who made his debut performance in Ghana —legendary duo P-square closed out day one with their best performance yet.
Ghanaian internationally renowned musician Stonebwoy performed a stunning headline concert to cap off the festivities on the second night, Friday, December 30th. Other performers included France-based singer-rapper Dadju, as well as Camidoh, KiDi, and Black Sherif from Ghana.
Meanwhile, the success of the event was marred after the organizers cancelled the festival mid-show due to a crowd surge outside of the venue, which further prevented Rema and Skepta from performing on the night. There were local reports that about 10,000 people were outside the venue seeking access to the festival grounds. According to the organizers, who issued a press statement, “it was clear that continuing with the show could become unsafe for the audience and the public.”