Afro Nation Portugal announces the first wave of names taking place between 28-30th June 2023.
This summer, from June 28 to 30, Portimo will host the largest Afrobeats festival in the world, showcasing the best in Afrobeats, reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, amapiano, soca, and other African musical genres. A diverse group of performers, including American hip-hop legend 50 Cent, Nigerian giant Burna Boy, Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol, and French-Senegalese rapper Booba, will perform at this year’s Afro Nation festival.
Following closely on the heels of Fireboy DML, who has had an extraordinary run of chart success with the smash-hit Peru and a subsequent remix collaboration with Ed Sheeran, this year’s biggest breakthrough Asake brings his vibrant brand of Lagos street pop to Portimo. Asake is the latest in a long line of Nigerian artists to break through. Rookie Ayra Starr, whose captivating vocals and Afrosoul aesthetic can frequently be heard on tunes with Wizkid, will also make her Afro Nation debut on stage.
Without its groundbreaking Piano People stage, which hosts the hottest and most influential musicians from the South African Amapiano scene, no Afro Nation celebration would be complete. The ultimate Amapiano supergroup Scorpion Kings, the well-known twins Major League DJz, the internet sensation Uncle Waffles, Musa Keys, Young Stunna, Daliwonga, DBN GoGo, Virgo Deep, Moonchild Sanelly, Tyler ICU, and many more are all part of this year’s Afro Nation Portugal lineup. With all these DJs pumping it up, the Piano People celebration this year will be unforgettable!
News of the premier Portugal concert comes after the second Afro Nation Ghana in 2022 when Meek Mill capped his historic trip to Accra with a much-anticipated headline performance at the festival in late December. The thrilling return of Afro Nation to West Africa brought together thousands of fans from across the world and inaugurated a forward-thinking new age of music and arts festivals in the area. Black Sherif, who dominated the concert with his interpretation of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” Gyakie, Camidoh, and many other amazing Ghanaian performers now have the chance to perform at Afro Nation Portugal 2023.
Also revealed is the first-ever Afro Nation US performance. Afro Nation Miami will take place on May 27 and 28, and the lineup includes Burna Boy, Wizkid, Rema, Asake, Beanie Man, and many others. The Afro Nation movement just keeps growing and evolving every year as a result of the inexorable ascent of Afrobeats, and more parties mean that people can dance all year long.