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Afro Nation events began in Portugal in 2019 and are continuing to grow and expand across the globe as a way to showcase and celebrate Afro-fusion, reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, soca and more Black-led music.” – Billboard

“Afro Nation is more than just a two-day music festival. It’s even beyond a gathering of Africans, American or otherwise, descending on a city to have a good time with good vibes. It’s a mecca of unapologetic Blackness that puts the spotlight on not just music, but unity, and community.” – Detroit Metro Times

“With previous events in Ghana and Puerto Rico, Afro Nation has the accolade of being the world’s biggest festival centered on Afrobeats music.” – Billboard

“‘It really touches your soul.’ Afro Nation Miami puts spotlight on West African culture.” – Miami Herald

“Afro Nation Miami had an unmistakable African essence, fusing afrobeats, amapiano, and reggae.” – Variety

“Afro Nation Detroit 2023 wasn’t just a festival; it was a renaissance. A reminder of where we come from, the unity in our diversity, and the power of black excellence.” The Michigan Chronicle

“The festival promises to deliver an impressive array of today’s hottest artists from Africa and the diaspora.” – Yahoo!

“For the festival goers, this year’s event fulfilled the 2-year long draught of social distancing and zero socializing. Social media was a buzz with Instagram reels featuring artist performances, festival fashion, and social engagements by the beach on the beautiful Praia da Rocha beach, just south of Portimão….Now with a second edition taking place in Ghana, this coming December, Afro Nation is yet to see more success.” – MEFeater

Launched in 2019 with critical acclaim, Afro Nation is the biggest Afrobeats celebration in the world and a fast growing global cultural influence. The festival was founded by Nigerian creative industry entrepreneurs Obi Asika, and Smade, in association with BBC 1 Xtra. The events unite the diaspora and deliver something culturally important to a hugely underserved audience. In 2022, 40,000 music lovers attended Afro Nation Portugal to see the biggest names in Afrobeats, Amapiano, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Dancehall at one of the most beautiful beach locations on the planet – past artists include Burna Boy, Davido, Meek Mill, Megan Thee Stallion, Scorpion Kings, Major League DJz and many more. After finishing 2022 with Afro Nation Ghana (Dec. 29-30), Afro Nation is expanding even further in 2023,  debuting its first-ever festival on the continental U.S in Miami in May 2023 and coming to Detroit this August.

Press Releases

Afro Nation Detroit Sunday Recap: Davido Closes the Inaugural Festival, Plus Coi Leray, Masego & More
Afro Nation Detroit Saturday Recap: Burna Boy, Ari Lennox, Latto & More
Afro Nation Detroit Announces Set Times For This Weekend’s Festival, Headlined by Burna Boy & Davido
Afro Nation Detroit 2023 Adds Dej Loaf to Star-Studded Lineup
Afro Nation Detroit Announces Event Series Prior to Inaugural Festival
Afro Nation Miami Day 2 Recap: Wizkid, Rema, Fireboy & More Close Out the Afrobeats Celebration
Afro Nation Miami Day 1: Burna Boy Kicks Off Afro Nation’s First U.S. Event with a Bang
Afro Nation Detroit Lineup Features Burna, Davido, Ari Lennox & More
Afro Nation Miami 2023 Announces Set Times for This Weekend’s Fest
Afro Nation Announces Afro Nation Detroit, Coming August 19-20, 2023
Afro Nation Adds Fireboy DML, Sech, Mavado & More to AN Miami 2023
Afro Nation Expands to US, Recruits Burna Boy & WizKid to Headline Miami 2023 Festival