AfroNation Ghana- It has been three years since the first of its kind was held in Ghana under the ‘Year of Return‘ initiative and fans of AfroNation could not wait to be a part of the momentous occasion this year.
The stellar lineup of artists from various continents became the highlights in people’s minds as it raised their expectations to a whole new level. Indeed, Thursday, 29th December 2022 is a day to remember on the ‘December In Ghana’ calendar because the biggest afrobeat festival in Ghana and the world at large met the expectations of hip/ hop and afrobeat fans. The fascinating thing is that this was just day 1.
December In Ghana
Ghana for some years now has been that country one would love to spend their Christmas holidays, thus most people from the diaspora travel from far and wide to enjoy ‘December in Ghana’. Most of them spend time going to tourist sites, at night and day parties, enjoying the rich African fashion and cuisine, etc. Afronation Ghana adds the icing on the cake because it was founded to unite the diaspora to celebrate black joy and black culture with good music, dance, food and more. The festival brings together the best artists in Afrobeats, Amapiano, Hip hop, R&b, Dancehall and more, with world-class live performances and DJ sets over the two days.
An impressive lineup of the hottest artists, included Ghana’s songbird and highlife rockstar, Gyakie and Kuami Eugene. Our musical neighbours from Nigeria in the persons of C-Kay, Oxlade, queen of afrobeat Tiwa Savage and the best duo to have come out of Africa P-Square. From down south, SA we had Kamo Mphela and from Philadelphia, USA, Meek Mill. This was Mick Mill’s first time on African soil and it was as a result of Afronation Ghana.
AfroNatives bopped to the songs sung by all the artists that graced the AfroNation stage. The artists understood their assignments as they dazzled fans with their back-to-back hit songs. There were also notable moments from the fire live DJ sets.
To get everyone in the mood for the world’s biggest Afrobeats Festival, Spotify has curated the perfect playlist for AfroNatives. The Afro Nation Ghana playlist on Spotify is a collection of the songs, iconic anthems, and bangers that best represent the broad and multifaceted Afrobeats genre. Welcome, 2023 with some of Africa’s hottest artists from 2022, including Black Sherif, Asake, Rema, Gyakie and Kabza de Small, who all feature on the 50+ track playlist.
TikTok at AfroNation Ghana
For the first time since the launch of the festival, the TikTok community will be able to be a part of the action from anywhere in the world, using the special Afronation effect. Using TikTok Effect House and leveraging the ability of tech to connect people and build communities, the #AfronationGhana2022 effect is exactly how one can be a part of the action from anywhere in the world, in a digitally-powered way.
Festival goers connected with the TikTok team on the ground at its pop-up experiential space. It was set up to include exciting activations and interactive elements. The space will serve as a base for all TikTok content creators.
Watch the full Performance here.