In a remarkable showcase of Afrobeats and diverse Black genres, Afro Nation has solidified its presence in the U.S. market with resounding success. The second U.S. installment of the festival, Afro Nation Detroit, concluded on Sunday (August 20), leaving festival-goers enthralled by a lineup featuring international luminaries and emerging talents.
Bringing its second U.S. festival to a triumphant close, Afro Nation Detroit treated the audience to performances from a spectrum of global stars and rising icons. The event reached its zenith with a spectacular set by Afrobeats sensation Davido.
Davido’s unique connection to both Nigeria and the United States made him the perfect headliner for the occasion. His performance lived up to high expectations, delivering renditions of his classic hits, tracks from his 2023 album “Timeless,” and a dynamic duet with the special guest Latto. This collaboration saw the fiery remix of his hit single “UNAVAILABLE” ft. Musa Keys, which was freshly released this past Friday.
Earlier in the day, the historic Brewster-Douglass location bore witness to the Nigerian sibling duo P-Square, pioneers who merged Nigerian styles with contemporary hip-hop and R&B in the mid-2000s. Energetic and charismatic, Coi Leray commanded the stage with her distinctive choreography and a repertoire of burgeoning hits.
The multitalented Masego demonstrated his musical prowess across various instruments. Congolese-French sensation Franglish, Nigerian songstress Teni, and Detroit’s own Ebony Riley graced the stage with their respective performances.
Over at the Piano People stage, attendees grooved to the infectious South African beats spun by Major League Djz, DBN Gogo, TxC, and other talented artists. The crowd also enthusiastically joined in a sing-along of Libianca’s Hot 100 hit “People.”
Checkout more performance footages below. Courtesy Afro Nation/ Instagram