The world’s biggest Afrobeats festival announces some huge additions to the line-up today, with Meek Mill and Asake both revealed for Afro Nation Ghana grand return this December.
Meek Mill is the first American artist to join the bill at the festival and this show also marks his first major appearance in Africa, following years of talk about visiting Ghana. Now in 2022, Afro Nation making it happen.
Bringing a slew of some of hip hop’s biggest smash hits with him, he’s often seen teaming up with the biggest names in the game like Drake, Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Post Malone and previous partner Nicki Minaj, and is no stranger to Afrobeats either. The Grammy Award-nominated rapper from Philadelphia collaborated with fellow Afro Nation Ghana 2022 headliner Davido on the single ‘Fans Mi’ in 2015. This Ghana debut is a long-awaited moment for both Meek Mill and his many Ghanaian fans and makes this year’s Afro Nation all the more unmissable.
Meek Mill is joined on today’s line up announcement by Nigerian Afrobeats singer Asake. An artist clearly destined for greatness, Asake brings his vibrant and hotly-tipped brand of “Street-Pop” to the centre of Accra, with global favourites like ‘Bandana’ set to steal the show. Featuring heavily in both the recently launched Billboard US Afrobeats Chart and the Official UK Afrobeats Chart right now, Asake is firmly on the rise.
Afro Nation Ghana takes place at Marine Drive, Black Star Square on 29th & 30th December 2022. Founded to unite the diaspora in celebration of Black Joy, the event is back for a celebratory trip of Black culture, vibing music, dance, good food, and so much more. Ready to turn the end of the year into an unforgettable party, this highly anticipated next edition of Afro Nation is set to follow up the 2019 landmark African debut in style.
Alongside Meek Mill and Asake, an impressive array of today’s hottest names have already been revealed for the festival’s big return. Ghana’s own special guest Stonebwoy is joined by Nigerian party king Davido, the legendary duo P-Square, plus Rema, Dadju, CKay, Adekunle Gold, and Black Sherif, coming together with Ghana’s brightest new stars Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Gyakie and Camidoh.
On top of this, Afro Nation Ghana hosts all the leading Amapiano artists Major League DJz, Uncle Waffles, Kamo Mphela as well as DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small’s collaborative project Scorpion Kings – bringing the hottest sounds of the South African underground to the world.
Uniting the diaspora on sites of cultural significance across three continents, the Afrobeats explosion continues to grow with Afro Nation right at the heart of it all. Afro Nation Ghana follows the hugely successful Portugal beach festival this summer, and the first US show in Puerto Rico in March. Afro Nation Ghana now welcomes thousands from the global diaspora travelling home to party and be together with friends and family during the turn of the new year in West Africa’s most exciting cultural hub.
Mara is the Official Sponsor for Afro Nation Ghana 2022
Mara, the Pan-African digital finance ecosystem, has partnered with the world’s biggest Afrobeats Music Festival, Afro Nation. Mara will be an official sponsor for Afro Nation Ghana 2022. The partnership is part of Mara’s goal to inspire young Africans to start their journey towards financial empowerment by introducing them to the Maraverse. Africans that want to gain free digital financial literacy can engage with the Maraverse before, during and after Afro Nation Ghana 2022.
“With Africa having a population of more people aged under 20 than anywhere in the world, Africa is regarded as the future, and the future of Africa is young,” Chi Nnadi, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer said. “At Mara, we are committed to supporting, investing and empowering the dreams of diverse Africans by providing the education, tools and resources needed to gain financial empowerment”
While commenting on the Afro Nation Ghana partnership, Susan Younis, Chief Marketing officer said “This collaboration offers Africans the unique opportunity to learn about the resources available. There is nowhere more exciting to connect with Africans during the festive period than at the biggest and best Afrobeats celebration in the world.”
With the growing demand for African creative artists’ footprint on the global stage, the Afro Nation Ghana festival will provide an outlet where people can express themselves, connect with like-minded people and dare to dream.
Afro Nation organisers have commented on the new partnership with Mara for Ghana 2022, saying “We’re excited to be working with such a forward-thinking partner in this space. Mara shares our passion for bringing exciting opportunities to the youth and align with our mission to build for the future in Africa in a meaningful and positive way.”
As the world witnesses the vibrant African creative scene through the music festival in December, more people will begin their journey to financial empowerment and learn how to build digital wealth in the Maraverse.
The partnership is part of Mara’s efforts to connect with and empower the thinkers and builders of Africa while spotlighting the best of African culture as a passion point at one of Africa’s biggest Music and Entertainment Festivals, which cuts across every part of the world.
With more of a mission than most regular festivals, the Afro Nation brand is the birth of a super-sized global gathering, uniting thousands of music lovers around the world in a bid to further the Afrobeats movement and build a lasting platform for the artists and creatives at its core. Here to witness the hottest names this December, across several genres, Afro Nation Ghana looks to foster even stronger ties with the continent around the world, reconnecting, educating, and creating, whilst putting on a show.
By The Culture, For The Culture, Afro Nation Ghana takes place on 29th & 30th December 2022 at Marine Drive, Black Star Square, Accra. 2-Day General Access, 3-Day VIP Tickets with Entry to Piano People Welcome Party & Day Parties, plus a 4-Day Golden Ticket are all available now here.