Black Sherif, Davido, And J Hus To Headline AfroFuture Festival On Dec. 28 – 29


Afrobeats superstar Davido, UK rapper J Hus, and Ghanaian MC Black Sherif will headline this year’s edition of AfroFuture Festival formerly known as Afrochella.

The Festival will seek to draw the members and lovers of the African diaspora back to Accra, Ghana in the two-day music festival starting December 28 to December 29.

This year, Davido, a stalwart of Nigerian pop, released his fourth album, Timeless, which leaned heavily on amapiano fusions and spawned the hit “Unavailable.”

J Hus, known for popularizing the UK genre Afroswing that melds hop-hop, Afrobeats, and more, also released an album this summer, Beautiful and Brutal Yard, which features “Who Told You,” a lighthearted dance song with Drake.

Black Sherif has grown popular since dropping cult favourite, drill-influenced rap tracks like “Second Sermon” and “Kweku the Traveller,” which came in at Number 7 on Rolling Stone’s list of 2022’s best Afropop songs. Last week, he won the BET Hip-Hop Award for Best International Flow.

“AfroFuture has always been more than just a festival; it’s a full-circle celebration of everything African – our culture, our people, our talents, and serves as a platform for us to appreciate and acknowledge the larger contributions we make in the world,” co-founder and CEO Abdul Karim Abdullah said in a statement.

AfroFuture had acts like Burna Boy, Asake, Ayra Starr, and Fireboy DML lead its lineup last winter.