Ghana has signed a deal that will see the country West African nation host Afro Nation concert, one of the world’s biggest urban music beach festival, back to back for five years.
It follows the successful hosting of the concert in the capital, Accra, last December, which many described as the biggest musical concert ever staged in the country.
The deal was signed between the Ghana Tourism Authority and Event Horizon Entertainment Ltd, operators of Afro Nation, on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit which was attended by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
“For me, beyond Akufo-Addo’s topical solid performance at the panel discussion and all the deals done, a major highlight of this maiden UK-Africa Summit is the 5-year Africa exclusive events deal for Ghana to host Afro Nation annually,” Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a close associate of the President announced Tuesday morning in a social media post.
The deal, he noted, “means investors, entrepreneurs, small and medium size businesses have at least a five-year investment plan to focus on to exploit well the anticipated annual Christmas traffic. The trade boom will be sustained by your thinking government.
The first edition of the Afro Nation concert was held in Portugal in July 2019, followed by Ghana in December 2019.
The next edition is to be hosted in Puerto Rico in March 2020.
Ghana is likely to host the next edition in December this year after Puerto Rico.
The Ghana concert attracted patrons from across the world. For four nights, some of Africa’s biggest musical acts took turns to help write music history in Ghana.
From Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Stonebwoy, Wizkid, R2Bees, Davido, D’banj, Kuami Eugene, Olamide, to Teni. The list was endless.
It was raining stars at the Laboma Beach from Friday, December 27 to Monday, December 30.
The signing of the deal means some of Africa’s biggest music stars will be returning to Ghana this year for another mammoth concert.