Afro Nation Nigeria 2023 Cancelled


Afro Nation Nigeria 2023, the much anticipated Christmas party for Afrobeats has been cancelled.

The shocking news was announced on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

A statement shared reads;

“Unfortunately, the Afro Nation Nigeria festival in Lagos will now not be taking place. As event organisers, we hold ourselves to extremely high standards and it has become clear to us that it is currently not possible to deliver a show that is of the quality that Nigeria deserves in December 2023.

We are honoured to play our part in the Afrobeats community, providing a platform for artists to connect with fans and to create events that have such a positive impact on the culture, globally, as well as launching the Afrobeats chart in the US and the UK.

We have put on incredible shows in Portugal, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Miami and Detroit but Nigeria holds a special place in our hearts, so we are heartbroken not to be able to celebrate with you this year. Please know, that we are 100% committed to creating an Afro Nation show in Lagos that we can all be proud of.


We know that you are as disappointed as we are and to all those who have purchased tickets, we love you and thank you for supporting us on this Journey.

We will refund all tickets including booking fees. Ticket buyers do not need to do anything but will receive an email with information outlining the refund process.”



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In September, the organizers announced headline performers for the event. These included Ghanaian superstar Black Sherif, Nigeria’s Burna Boy, J Hus, Flavour and Seyi Vibez.


The maiden AfroNation Nigeria was scheduled to take place from the 19th to the 20th of December 2023 at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos.