Afro Nation Detroit Adds Lil Wayne and Shenseea to 2024 Lineup

The New Artists Join Headliners Rema, Asake, and PartyNextDoor on the Star-Studded Bill

Tickets For Afro Nation Detroit Are Available Now HERE
The Second Annual Afro Nation Detroit Features Additional Performances from Afrobeats Heavy-Hitters Kizz Daniel and Omah Lay, Rising Stars Like Amaarae and Ruger, Detroit Local Hero Kash Doll, and Amapiano Legends DJ Maphorisa, Uncle Waffles, and More on the Piano People Stage

The Vibrant Celebration of Global Black Music Returns to Detroit on August 17-18, 2024



Critical Praise:
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“With previous events in Ghana and Puerto Rico, Afro Nation has the accolade of being the world’s biggest festival centered on Afrobeats music.” – Billboard

“When an international Afrobeats festival comes to one of the Blackest cities in America, history was bound to be made.” – Essence

“Detroit is Afro Nation…Afro Nation is more than just a two-day music festival. It’s even beyond a gathering of Africans, American or otherwise, descending on a city to have a good time with good vibes. It’s a mecca of unapologetic Blackness that puts the spotlight on not just music, but unity, and community.” – Detroit Metro Times

“The Afro Nation Festival made a lively Stateside debut in Miami over Memorial Day weekend, taking place a the 40,000 capacity LoanDepot Park (formerly Marlins Park). With Burna Boy headlining day one and Wizkid taking the stage on day two, Afro Nation Miami had an unmistakable African essence, fusing afrobeats, amapiano, and reggae.” – Variety

“The festival promises to deliver an impressive array of today’s hottest artists from Africa and the diaspora.” – Yahoo!
The Announcement:
Afro Nation Detroit celebrates Global Black culture in one of the world’s most historic music cities. Today, the festival announces the addition of two major stars, Lil Wayne and Shenseea, to the star studded lineup for Afro Nation Detroit 2024. Lil Wayne joins Asake and Rema as a festival headliner, as he brings his endless quotables and deep catalog of hip-hop hits. Shenseea is the first dancehall artist to join the lineup of Afro Nation Detroit 2024, returning to the festival after performing at the inaugural Afro Nation Miami in 2023. The only scheduled Afro Nation event in the United States in 2024, Afro Nation Detroit returns to Bedrock’s Douglass Site from August 17th-18th, 2024. Tickets for Afro Nation Detroit 2024 are available now at

Lil Wayne and Shenseea join a stacked lineup of international stars performing at the second annual Afro Nation Detroit. The festival welcomes some of the most exciting artists from Africa, including stars like Kizz Daniel, Omah Lay, Adekunle Gold, and Ayra Starr, and rapid risers including Amaarae, and Ruger, and many others. PartyNextDoor brings his smooth situationships to the stage, while Detroit rapper Kash Doll represents for the bustling hometown rap scene.The Piano People stage returns once more, bringing some of the most exciting acts performing the ascendant South African genre of Amapiano, including Uncle Waffles, Scorpion Kings, DBN Gogo, Musa Keys, and more. Stay tuned for even more announcements about Afro Nation Detroit.

“Bringing Afro Nation back to Detroit, the home of Motown and Techno music was an easy decision,” said Smade, Co-Founder of Afro Nation. “Detroit embodies culture, creativity, and pride. The energy here is electric, echoing the heartbeat of Afro Nation’s spirit. In Detroit, we found a community that welcomed us with open arms, sharing our passion for unity and celebration, giving us a home away from home. Afro Nation Detroit 2024 will be even bigger than last year, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.”

Headlined last year by Burna Boy and Davido, Afro Nation Detroit 2023 drew tens of thousands of attendees each day to Bedrock’s Douglass Site, once a historically significant housing project in Detroit that was the first federally funded housing project for African Americans in the United States and the former home of legends like Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson. Before the festival, Afro Nation hosted a series of Homecoming Conversations for industry professionals and artists, covering topics including musical innovation, entrepreneurship, and more.

Afro Nation is quickly becoming an institution in Detroit, engaging the community and presenting some of the finest music in the international scene. Head to to receive priority access to tickets and to sign up for the mailing list to receive updates about Afro Nation Detroit 2024.

Afro Nation festivals are dedicated to providing a global platform for music from Africa and its diaspora. In addition, Afro Nation teams with BBC Radio 1xtra and the Official Charts Company to host a weekly UK Afrobeats Chart Show, and in 2022, Afro Nation partnered with Billboard to present the first-ever U.S. Afrobeats Chart.

With more milestones to cross and many unforgettable sets in the near future, Afro Nation is primed to shine an even brighter spotlight on some of the most exciting artists in music today.

Access the Afro Nation Detroit 2024 press application HERE

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Afro Nation Detroit 2024 is presented by Bedrock and The Malachite Group.


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The Background:
Launched in 2019 with critical acclaim by Nigerian creative industry entrepreneurs Obi Asika, and Smade, Afro Nation is the biggest Afrobeats celebration in the world and a fast growing global cultural influence. The brand made waves with events in Portugal, Puerto Rico, and Ghana, crafting events that unite the diaspora and deliver culturally-important music to an underserved audience. Past artists include Burna Boy, Davido, Meek Mill, Megan Thee Stallion, Scorpion Kings, Major League DJz and many more. In 2023, Afro Nation hosted its first two festivals in the United States: May’s Afro Nation Miami, headlined by Burna Boy and WizKid, and August’s Afro Nation Detroit, headlined by Burna Boy and Davido. A celebration of African and Global Black music in one of the world’s most historic music cities, Afro Nation Detroit returns in August 2024.

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