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. Within that the line up draws from a broad range of modern African music styles, including France’s biggest Afro RnB Superstar Dadju, the highlife inspired Adekunle Gold and the emo afrobeat style of fast rising CKay. Then representing a wealth of Ghana’s future breakout artists, so many exciting new names like Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Gyakie and Camidoh will feature at the festival this year.
With more of a mission than most regular festivals, the Afro Nation brand is the birth of 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. It was recently revealed that the giant new main stage used at Afro Nation Portugal will be transported to Ghana, with a training programme in place for local teams to run this world-beating production on a scale not seen before in the region.
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 stunning coast. Afro Nation Ghana welcomes thousands from the global diaspora travelling home to party and be together with friends and family during the turn of the new year in West Africa’s most exciting cultural hub. 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.
Here to witness the hottest names this December, spanning the very best in the African and international Afrobeats, Amapiano, and Dancehall scene, Afro Nation Ghana looks to foster even stronger ties with the continent around the world, re-connecting, educating, and creating, whilst putting on a festival never seen before on this scale.
Afro Nation Ghana takes place 29th & 30th December 2022 at Marine Drive, Black Star Square, Accra.