Rappers Black Sherif from Ghana, British-Gambian rapper J Hus, and Nigerian-American Afrobeats sensation Davido will headline the 2023 AfroFuture Festival, Culture Management Group (CMG) said on Tuesday.
AfroFuture, which debuted in 2017 and was formerly known as Afrochella until last year, will take place from December 28 to 29 at El Wak Sports Stadium in Accra, Ghana. The event’s theme this year is “Black Unification & Pan Africanism” in honor of the accomplishments of Black pioneers across the diaspora and to draw attention to their contributions to innovation, art, and culture.
“AfroFuture has always been more than just a festival; it’s a full-circle celebration of everything African — our culture, our people, and our talents, and serves as a platform for us to appreciate and acknowledge the larger contributions we make in the world,” said Abdul Karim Abdullah, CEO/co-founder of AfroFuture, in a press release.
Prior to the festival, AfroFuture will hold a two-week expo of digital experiences, wellness sessions, screenings, and panel discussions; a business pitch competition in collaboration with Pharrell Williams’ non-profit Black Ambition; and the Rising Star challenge for upcoming artists hoping to perform at this year’s AfroFuture Festival and gain more exposure for their music.