Burna Boy, Others headline day 1 of Afronation Portugal

Written by on June 22, 2023

Burna Boy, Others headline day 1 of Afronation Portugal

Burna Boy, Oxlade, Ayra Starr, Asake

Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, and Oxlade took center stage at the highly anticipated Afronation Portugal, thrilling fans with their electrifying performances. The event, which showcases the best of Afrobeats music, is gaining global recognition as it brings together top African artists and takes their music to audiences around the world.

Afronation Portugal featured a star-studded lineup that included not only Nigerian superstars but also international acts like Popcaan from Jamaica, Camidoh from Ghana, Aya Nakamura from Mali-France, and Soraia Ramos from Cape Verde. Additionally, South African stars such as Maphorisa, DBN Gogo, Tyler ICU, Pabi Cooper, and Daliwonga treated the audience to an enthralling Amapiano experience.


Burna Boy, who headlined the opening day, mesmerized the crowd with an energetic set that showcased his chart-topping hits like “Last Last,” “YE,” “Killin Dem,” and “For My Hand.” His captivating stage presence and infectious energy had the audience singing and dancing along throughout his performance.

Afronation has been instrumental in spreading the sound of Nigerian music to different corners of the globe, allowing fans to connect with the rich melodies and vibrant rhythms of Afrobeats. The festival has made its mark in various international locations, including Miami in the United States and now Portugal.

Exciting news awaits Nigerian music enthusiasts as Afronation recently announced its plans to bring the concert to Nigeria in 2023. This highly anticipated event will mark the festival’s first-ever stop in Nigeria, further solidifying the country’s status as a global hub for Afrobeats music. Fans are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to witness their favorite artists perform live on Nigerian soil.


Afronation continues to play a vital role in promoting African music on the global stage. By showcasing the immense talent and diversity of the continent’s music industry, the festival creates a platform for artists to connect with new audiences and cultures. With each successful edition, Afronation strengthens the influence and impact of Afrobeats, taking it to new heights worldwide.

As Afrobeats continues to captivate music lovers globally, events like Afronation Portugal provide an avenue for fans to experience the infectious rhythms and vibrant spirit of African music. The performances by Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, Oxlade, and other talented artists showcased the genre’s versatility and its ability to transcend borders.


The success of Afronation Portugal shows the growing popularity of Afrobeats and the immense talent within the Nigerian music industry. As the festival expands its reach and prepares to make its way to Nigeria, music enthusiasts can look forward to more unforgettable moments and incredible performances that celebrate the richness of African music.


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