Afro Nation, on Tuesday, announced the cancellation of the Afrobeats festival scheduled to be held in Lagos at Tafawa Belewa Square.
Afro Nation, an annual three-day music festival produced by Live Nation, Event Horizon, Smade Entertainment, and Memories of Tomorrow, was set to hold its first edition in Nigeria on December 19-20 in Lagos.
However, in a statement by the organisers via their X account, they expressed disappointment that the planned show had been cancelled.
The statement reads, “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 to create events that have a positive impact on the culture globally, as well as launching the Afrobeats chart in the US and the UK. 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.”