Afro Nation Portugal 2023 announces Burna Boy, 50 Cent, Booba and more as performers

Afro Nation Portugal, the world’s biggest Afrobeats festival returns to Portimão’ sun-kissed coast this summer. Taking place between 28-30th June 2023, the festival has announced the first wave of performers. 

According to an APO statement, among an ever-impressive array of artistes are found the first three headline acts, including global giant Burna Boy, US hip hop royalty 50 Cent and French-Senegalese rap sensation Booba. With even more still to come, tickets for Afro Nation’s flagship show will go on sale this Thursday 26th January here at 12 pm GMT, with a limited pre-sale available from 9 am.

“Having made a name for hosting all the hottest acts and future stars, whilst representing sounds from every corner of the African continent, Afro Nation Portugal 2023 changes the game again with global stars joining the movement from all around the globe. Uniting Africa with Europe, the US, Latin America and the Caribbean, it’s a coming together of cultures for the celebration of music, dancing and more – in one truly unmissable party,” says the statement.

Afro Nation Portugal 2023 First Wave Line Up includes: Burna Boy, 50 Cent, Booba,

Asake, Aya Nakamura, Fireboy DML Tayc, BNXN, Vegedream, and Black Sherif. Others are Ayra Starr, Oxlade, The Compozers, Nelson Freitas, Gabzy, Sauti Sol, Soraia Ramos, Victony, Ms Banks, Gyakie, Tyla, Nissi and Camidoh.

Starting with so much new Nigerian talent, the statement adds, 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’s had an extraordinary run of chart success with smash hit ‘Peru’ and a subsequent remix collaboration with Ed Sheeran. Ayra Starr’s rising profile can’t be ignored, with her Afrosoul style and intoxicating voice often found on tracks with Wizkid the star boy himself, she’ll make for a memorable moment at her Afro Nation debut this June.


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