The reason for the cancellation was exposed in a statement which cited the challenge of meeting the high-quality standards expected in Nigeria.
The statement reads:
“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.
We are honoured to play our part in the Afrobeats community, providing a platform for artists to connect with fans and to create events that have such a positive impact on the culture, globally, as well as launching the Afrobeats chart in the US and the UK. We have put on incredible shows in Portugal, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Miami, and Detroit but Nigeria holds a special place in our hearts, so we are heartbroken not to be able to celebrate with you this year.
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.
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.”
This development is undoubtedly disheartening for Afrobeats fans both in Nigeria and the diaspora who were eagerly anticipating the festival.
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