The organizers of Afro Nation, an annual three-day music festival, have announced the cancellation of its first edition in Nigeria. The festival, scheduled to be held in Lagos, was cancelled due to the inability to deliver a show of the quality that Nigeria deserves. Despite their disappointment, the organizers expressed their commitment to creating an Afro Nation show in Lagos in the future. They will be refunding all tickets, including booking fees, and ticket buyers will receive an email with information about the refund process. The organizers thanked the fans for their support and expressed their hope to see them again soon.
Afro Nation has announced the cancellation of the Afrobeats festival in Lagos, which was scheduled to be held at Tafawa Belewa Square.
The annual three-day music festival, produced by Live Nation, Event Horizon, Smade Entertainment, and Memories of Tomorrow, was supposed to have its first edition in Nigeria on December 19-20 in Lagos.
Unfortunately, the organisers expressed their disappointment in a statement released through their X account, stating that the planned show has been cancelled.
The statement states, “Unfortunately, the Afro Nation Nigeria festival in Lagos will now not be taking place. As event organisers, 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 create events that have a positive impact on the culture globally. 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 108% 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. We will see you again soon.”