Renowned international music festival, Afro Nation has revealed that the highly anticipated Nigeria edition scheduled for December will no longer be taking place.
The festival organizers claim this decision followed the realization that “it is currently not possible to deliver a show that is of the quality that Nigeria deserves in December 2023.”
In a post on social media, the organisers explained that Nigeria holds a special place in their hearts, making the cancellation a heart-wrenching decision for them.
The festival team wants the fans to know that they are fully committed to creating an unforgettable Afro Nation show in Lagos that everyone can be proud of in the future.
Afro Nation says it understands the disappointment that this news brings to their dedicated fans who had purchased tickets and pledged refunds.
“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.,” the October 31 statement indicated.
In December last year, the Afrobeats festival returned to Accra after 2019’s African debut event in Ghana.
During that edition, the Marine Drive, Black Star Square hosted the biggest names in African music.
The 2019 edition was staged at the Laboma Beach in Accra.
But for the cancellation, Nigeria would have been the second country on the continent to do so.
Source: Kenneth Awotwe Darko