Afro-Nation 2023 Festival Reveals Line-Up

The world’s biggest afrobeats festival ‘Afronation’ returns to Portimao Beach from 28th-30th June 2023 in Portugal.

Burna Boy, 50 Cent and Asake are amongst the first wave of acts announced for Portugal’s Afro Nation 2023 festival.

South African based amapiano star SHASHA has been confirmed to hit the stage with other artists including French-Senegalese rapper sensation Booba, Aya Nakamura, Fireboy DML, Tayc, and many more.

The festival will be celebrating the best in Afrobeats, reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, amapiano, soca, and other Black-led musical genres.

The announcement follows the news of Afro Nation’s debut US show in Miami in May 2023, which will feature Rema, Wizkid and Beanie Man among others. The shows came on the heels of the second edition of Afro Nation Ghana in 2022.

Continuing the trend of Nigerian talent, this year’s biggest breakthrough Asake brings his vibrant brand of Lagos Street pop to Portimão, following hot off the heels of Fireboy DML, who has had an extraordinary run of chart success with smash-hit Peru and a subsequent remix collaboration with Ed Sheeran.

New talent Ayra Starr will also grace the stage for her Afro Nation debut, with her Afrosoul style and intoxicating voice often found on tracks with Wizkid.

Charmaine Brown

Charmaine Brown is 27 years old, media personnel. She studied Media and Society Studies (2017-2020) at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. Charmaine had an internship at The Herald and presently is an entertainment journalist for My Afrika Magazine. She currently lives in Harare.

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