NATIVELAND Returns With A New Location & All-Star Lineup

Mark your calendars: December 22, 2023.

The rumours are true – NATIVELAND is back. After a four year break, our annual music festival is returning this December for an unmissable fifth edition.

Returning on December 22, 2023, six years after our first concert in 2016, our marquee fifth installment will be hosted at an all-new location right here in Lagos, Nigeria at SOL Beach. With a stacked line-up, brand activations and collaborations with amazing brand partners and collaborations such as our headline sponsor Coke Studio and support from a host of other sponsors including Spotify, Frequency, Hennessy, Power Horse and Smirnoff. 

For over half a decade, the NATIVE has remained committed to spotlighting the best mainstream and underground talents at home and abroad. Since our 2016 debut, NATIVELAND has brought a renewed perspective to live entertainment, delivering top of the class performances to an energy-filled crowd. Our culture festival assembled local and international acts including Skepta, Burna Boy, J Hus in 2016; Davido, Tekno, Not3s in 2017; Burna Boy, Wizkid, Skepta in 2018; Dave, Tems, Cruel Santino in 2019; and Rema, Amaarae, CKay at an intimate free-access show in 2021 for our core community of fans.

As Afropop continues to make its triumphant crossover on a global scale, it’s the best time ever before  to make our highly-anticipated return, with a renewed mission to champion the best talent of tomorrow: today. After eleven months well spent watching, championing and highlighting the best of African talent, we’re looking to give back to our community who has been on this journey along with us.  

Without giving too much away, we can’t wait to open the doors of NATIVELAND V to you this December. Our all-star lineup will feature headliners such as 2023’s breakout rapper ODUMODUBLVCK; Amapiano sensation Uncle Waffles; UK trap cult hero Lancey Foux; and Afropop’s brightest star, Ayra Starr. The line-up will also feature a talented spate of artists from around the continent including Cruel Santino, Shallipopi, JELEEL!, DNDSection, DETO BLACK, BOJ, Odunsi The Engine, Bloody Civilian, Lifesize Teddy, Brazy, Rigo Kamp, Len, DEELA, Kold Af, SGaWD, Odeal and special guests.

Watch this space

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