A few days ago, we put together a care package for you, to introduce you to some of the exciting Ghanaian acts we’ll be seeing at Afro Nation later this month. Given the success of the debut edition in Portugal, the beloved festival will be returning to Africa this December, for a homegrown edition. This Christmas, Ghana will be hosting the festival between the 27th to 30th of December in Accra, and you can imagine the excitement it’s building up.
Whilst Nigeria has dominated the mainstream afropop conversations for the majority of this decade, Ghana’s new crop of talent have been making some of the best music coming out of the continent in the last few years. This is what makes Afro Nation Ghana special, as in addition to the international superstars from LVRN’s golden-child 6LACK, and New-York based Nigerian, Rotimi, they will be shining a light on the emerging and established talent of the country.
The festival is fast approaching and if you haven’t already, you should get your tickets right here. If you’re still looking to be convinced, we put together another care package to introduce you to some more of the Ghanaian artists we’re looking forward to seeing at the festival this month.
Given the strict cultural norms and impositions on women, expressing sexual desire and sexuality is not really a space women are welcome in, and there are very few women in the African music scene get to do this in their music as much as Wendy Shay does. The Ghanaian singer broke into the mainstream as a result of the outrage towards her freedom of expression, and instead of allowing the negative comments get to her, she doubled down on the sexually charged music, and we’re all the way here for it. The dance club-inclined “All for You” is a crowd-pleaser and the infusion of Yoruba lyrics is further proof of Ghana and Nigeria’s symbiosis.
R2Bees have left a notable imprint on Nigerian music alining with A-listers to make hit songs like “Kiss Your Hand” featuring Wande Coal and “Tonight” featuring Wizkid. The duo released their latest album, earlier this year with a star-studded guest list featuring Wizkid, Burna Boy and more. This shows their staying power over the years, and will definitely be a great vibe on stage!
Ghanaian high-life singer, KiDI, broke into the Nigerian music scene with the Davido and Mayorkun-assisted remix of his already buzzing single, “Odo”. Having won the 4th season of MTN’s “Hitmaker” reality TV competition, he was already building a buzz in Ghana before the song found a fan in Davido, who then proceeded to take the singer along on his 30BillionGang tour. We’re sure there will be a reunion of sorts at Afro Nation since both artists will be there!
Kofi Kinaata has become one of the most commercially successful artists in Ghana, thanks to his knack for making pop songs that convey messages about real-life. This is what makes his music relatable and songs like “Confession” find their appeal in being able to encourage listeners to party responsibly, but still make them want to turn up.
To make the festival more memorable for you and your crew, check out some of Afro Nation Ghana VIP packages, which offer the best view of all these artists listed above and other exciting perks for up to 10 people.
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