Lagos, Nigeria is gearing up for an electrifying musical extravaganza as Afro Nation, the renowned Afrobeats Festival, plans to make its maiden debut in the country later this year. The news was revealed by the festival’s organizers through their official social media channels on Friday.
Adesegun Adeosun, popularly known as SMADE and co-founder of Afro Nation, expressed his excitement about bringing the festival to Nigeria.
He highlighted the country’s status as the birthplace of numerous international Afrobeats superstars who have contributed to the genre’s global popularity. Having grown up in Lagos and played a significant role in promoting African music in London and beyond, SMADE sees this event as a remarkable full-circle moment.
“We can’t wait for the biggest celebration of African music the world has ever seen,” SMADE exclaimed.
Afro Nation, which initially debuted in Portugal four years ago, has since expanded its reach worldwide, including a highly successful U.S. debut in Miami earlier this year. Before its grand arrival in Lagos, the festival will grace Portugal in June and return to America for a two-day show in Detroit from August 19 to 20.
Fans eager to attend the Afro Nation Nigeria festival are encouraged to sign up for news updates to be the first in line for ticket sales and further details. As anticipation builds, music enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly awaiting this historic gathering that aims to unite the Afrobeats diaspora in the homeland of the genre.