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Afro Nation cancels December concert in Nigeria

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The organizers of the largest Afrobeats festival in the world, Afro Nation have cancelled their much-anticipated concert in Nigeria.

Afro Nation is a yearly event celebrating Africans in the diaspora and is widely regarded as one of the biggest concerts globally.

The Afro Nation festival debuted four years ago in Portugal.

In September, the organizers announced December 19 and 20 as the dates for their first-ever concert in Nigeria.

The concert had been scheduled to be held at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos State.

But in a statement by Smade, co-founder of Afro Nation, the organisers announced the festival’s cancellation.

The statement read partly, “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 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 188% committed to creating an Afro Nation show in Lagos that we can all be proud of.

“To those who have purchased tickets, 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.”

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