This year’s festival theme, “Black Unification & Pan Africanism”, pays homage to the extraordinary achievements of Black pioneers worldwide and spotlights their immense contributions to art, culture, and innovation.
By Emmanuel Okoro
In celebration of African culture, art, and unity, the highly anticipated 2023 AfroFuture Festival has announced its headliners; Afrobeats star, Davido, British-Gambian rapper, J Hus, and Ghanaian sensation, Black Sherif. Previously known as Afrochella, AfroFuture will take place at the iconic El Wak Sports Stadium in Accra, Ghana, from December 28 to 29.
AfroFuture is a global cultural entertainment platform showcasing Africa’s finest through festivals, live performances, and cultural impact. This year’s festival theme, “Black Unification & Pan Africanism”, pays homage to the extraordinary achievements of Black pioneers worldwide and spotlights their immense contributions to art, culture, and innovation.
The festival also seeks to explore the shared experiences and global connections of African people, fostering important discussions about the history of the Pan-African movement, and the significance of diaspora unity.
Abdul Karim Abdullah, CEO and co-founder of AfroFuture, shared his enthusiasm in a press release, “AfroFuture has always been more than just a festival; it’s a full-circle celebration of everything African — our culture, our people, our talents, and serves as a platform for us to appreciate and acknowledge the larger contributions we make in the world. This ‘Detty December,’ we’re back bigger, better, and stronger, and we can’t wait to give our global supporters an unforgettable experience by beautifully blending the worlds of food, art, fashion and music.”
The festival promises a diverse range of activities leading up to the main event. Festival goers can look forward to a two-week expo of digital experiences, wellness sessions, screenings, and panel discussions. Additionally, there will be an entrepreneurial pitch competition in association with Black Ambition – Pharrell Williams’ non-profit organisation. In the same vein, the festival will feature the Rising Star Challenge for upcoming artistes looking to perform at the main event.
The festival will also showcase a short film competition in partnership with Black Film Space, a non-profit organisation, and a community service day, providing a cultural and educational experience.
The festival’s impressive lineup and rich schedule of events have attracted support from sponsors, including TuneCore, YouTube, Topics, Martell, and Jameson.
You can purchase tickets for the two-day festival here. Ticket fees range between $264.1 for general admission and $422.35 for VIP access. Merch and afterparty tickets are also available on the platform.