Next Spring Break, the Afro Nation Puerto Rico festival will make its American debut. Megan Thee Stallion, a Houston native, and Wizkid, a Nigerian singer/songwriter, have been chosen as co-headliners.
Shenseea, Koffee, Naira Marley, Patoranking, Rema, Tekno, Busiswa, Eddy Kenzo, Focalistic, King Promise, Omah Lay, Oxlade, Patrice Roberts, Ruger, and Tems are among the artists scheduled to perform during the three-day festival.
Afro Nation Puerto Rico will take place in Balneario de Carolina in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from March 24-26. “Good vibes” and “#BlackExcellence” were considered to be the foundations of the Afro Nation brand.
“We can’t wait to welcome locals and people of all colors and cultures to San Juan’s magnificent Balneario de Carolina for Afro Nation Puerto Rico 2022, which will showcase Black and African music. Our objective, as with all of our festivals throughout the world, is to unite and uplift, and this edition will be no exception,” event creators SMADE and Obi Asika declared.
In 2019, Portugal hosted Afro Nation, with a return visit scheduled for July 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of Afro Nation Puerto Rico 2020.
“Being able to bring Afro Nation Puerto Rico to life is a significant accomplishment, as it is our first event following the shutdown. “We were forced to cancel our event in Puerto Rico at the last minute when I joined the company in 2020, much to the disappointment of the crew,” says Natasha Manley of Event Horizon.
“Afro Nation Puerto Rico 2022 is near and dear to our hearts since it is the culmination of Event Horizon’s team’s hard work and ingenuity to bring the intensity of Afrobeats back to a live audience,” Manley continues. We’re quite proud of bringing people together for the first time in over a year to celebrate the diaspora and encourage upcoming artists.”