Afronation Festival Lagos edition cancelled
The highly anticipated afrobeat festival, Afronation which was set to hold its inaugural edition in Lagos, Nigeria has been cancelled.
Organizers of the Afro Nation Festival released a statement on October 31, 2023, via social media expressing their disappointment over a unanimous decision to cancel the biggest Afrobeats festival. The cancellation has left music enthusiasts and fans around Nigeria disappointed. The reason behind this decision was "currently not possible to deliver a show that is of the quality that Nigeria deserves".
AfroNation is a renowned global festival celebrating the vibrant and dynamic Afrobeat music genre. The festival has been held in various countries such as Portugal, Ghana, Miami, and Detriot however this would have been its first showcase in Lagos, Nigeria. The Festival's Nigerian edition was a sort of homecoming for the festival to the birthplace of Afrobeats. The now-cancelled event promised a two-day spectacular array of musical performances by Burna Boy, J Hus, Seyi Vibez and Black Sherif.
The event organizers via a press release on social media said "Afro Nation Nigeria 2023 - Cancellation Information. As disappointed as we are that we won’t be coming to Lagos this year, we want our homecoming show to be up to the standards you deserve. We’ll be back soon, bigger and better!" The organisers of the showcase have promised to refund all those who have previously purchased tickets. Afronation promises to continue to create an Afronation in Lagos.