Afro Nation, the world’s largest Afrobeats festival, has canceled its Detty December concert in Nigeria. The festival was scheduled to take place in Lagos from December 19-20, 2023.
Afro Nation announced the cancellation on its social media pages on October 31, 2023. The statement read, “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. Please know, we are 100% 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.”
Afro Nation did not provide any further details about the circumstances that led to the cancellation. However, some fans have speculated that the cancellation may be due to sponsorship issues or logistical problems.
The cancellation of the Detty December concert is a major blow to the Nigerian entertainment industry and a big disappointment for fans who were looking forward to the concert. Fans who have already purchased tickets for the Detty December concert will be eligible for a full refund. Afro Nation has said that it will be contacting ticketholders directly with more information about the refund process.
It is unclear whether Afro Nation will reschedule the Detty December concert for a later date. The festival has not made any announcements about future plans for the event.