Afro Nation Cancels Its Highly Anticipated Festival In Lagos

Oh well!!

  • written by Eavesdroppr's
  • 2 min read
  • 31 Oct, 2023
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In a turn of events, the highly anticipated, first ever Afro Nation music festival in Lagos has been canceled, the news was announced earlier today via a statement released on Instagram.

According to the statement, the organizers remorsefully canceled the concert that was already slated for the 19th and 20th of December, due to their inability to provide a show worth the quality Nigerians deserve.

In the statement, they said: "Unfortunately the Afro Nation Nigeria festival in Lagos will now not be taking place. As event organizers, 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, 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."

The cancellation has caused a lot of disappointment among Nigerians, and then there’s others who could have sworn they saw the cancellation coming from a mile away.

The organizers of the show already sold tickets which will be reimbursed, and they also announced the first lineup of artists from Burna Boy to J Hus, Flavour, Seyi Vibez and Black Sherif. 

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