J Hus and Burna Boy headlining inaugural Afro Nation Nigeria this year
Earlier this month, they announced that Afro Nation will hold its second African edition on December 19 and 20 this year at Lagos’ Tafawa Balewa Square, following last December’s event in Ghana.
On September 26, the festival revealed the first acts on the 2023 line-up, confirming Burna Boy and J Hus as the headliners. The other announced names so far include afro-drill newcomer Black Sherif, highlife singer Flavor and street-pop star Seyi Vibez. More names will be confirmed closer to the time.
Tickets for Afro Nation Nigeria 2023 will go on sale this Thursday (September 28) at 10 am WAT and BST. Once live, fans can check here for the tickets.
Afro Nation: The ultimate festival for Afro beats fans! Started in Portugal, it’s now in the US, Ghana, and Nigeria
On the same day, Burna Boy announced his ‘I Told Them…’ tour, celebrating his chart-topping seventh album.
NME gave ‘I Told Them…’ four stars, calling it Burna Boy’s strongest album yet. Whichever mood he’s in, Burna Boy creates pure magic here. A genius, indeed.”
J Hus also dropped his third studio album ‘Beautiful And Brutal Yard’ in July this year. His first album in six years featured the likes of Jorja Smith, Popcaan and longtime supporter Drake. NME said the record was “an elongated, yet joyous return” that saw Hus “explore more musical terrain than ever before” whilst “channel[ling] his lyrical potency, struggles and romantic pursuits into one unified portrait.”
At Burna Boy’s London Stadium gig, J Hus joined for ‘Sekkle Down’ and ‘Play Play,’ debuting ‘Masculine’ from ‘Beautiful and Brutal Yard.’