5 Afrobeats Artists You Can’t Miss in Concert This Summer in Africa

by Boma Jaja

Afrobeats, with its infectious rhythms and vibrant energy, has captivated audiences around the globe. Rooted in the cultural tapestry of Africa, this genre blends traditional African music with elements of jazz, funk, and soul, creating a unique and irresistible sound. Experiencing Afrobeats live is a thrilling adventure, offering a chance to witness its top artists’ raw talent and dynamic performances.

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And guess what? It’s summer—the season everyone anticipates. After all the schoolwork, it’s time to unwind. If last summer was boring because you had no events to attend, I’ve got you covered. Your favourite Afrobeats artists are coming to a city near you.

 5 Afrobeats Artists’ Concerts You Don’t Want to Miss

Burnaboy: This summer, Odogwu will be live in Lagos, Nigeria, on June 20, 2024, at the Eko Convention Centre. Let me give you some good reasons if you’re on the fence about attending. Burna Boy’s performances are captivating and high-energy. He recently won a Grammy and will perform his hits and some collaborations. Trust me, it will be fun. Tickets are available on his official website and major ticketing outlets like Ticketmaster, starting at ₦10,000 for general admission. VIP packages are also available for an elevated experience.

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Wizkid: Wizkid, also known as Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is a trailblazer in the Afrobeats scene. With hits like “Ojuelegba” and “Fever” and international collaborations with artists like Drake and Beyoncé, Wizkid has cemented his place as a global superstar. Ghanaians, Machala is coming to you this summer on August 5, 2024, at the Accra Sports Stadium.

I know it’s exciting—I’m dancing too, even if I’m not in Ghana! Wizkid’s concerts are always full of energy, and you get to hear his hit songs live. Plus, some of your favourite artists will be there too. Double excitement! Get your tickets from his official website and other platforms like Eventbrite, with prices starting at GHS 300. VIP and meet-and-greet options are also available.

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Tiwa Savage: Tiwa Savage, hailed as the Queen of Afrobeats, has been a powerful force in the music industry. She has not only dominated charts but also influenced the representation of women in Afrobeats. This July 30, Mama Jam Jam will be performing live in Nairobi, Kenya, at the Carnivore Grounds. You can get your tickets from her official website and local ticketing platforms like KenyaBuzz, starting at KES 5,000. Expect more energy, Kenya—we are are outside!

Davido:  This summer, Davido will be live in Johannesburg, South Africa. His performances need no explanation—they’re always energetic. He won’t be alone, as he’ll be performing with your favourites on August 15, 2024, at the Ticketpro Dome. You can get your tickets from his official website and major ticketing sites like Computicket, with general admission starting at ZAR 700. VIP tickets and special packages are also available!

Yemi Alade: Yemi Alade, known for her hit “Johnny” and numerous other chart-toppers, has made significant strides in the Afrobeats scene. Her international influence and advocacy for African culture have earned her a global fanbase. She will be in Dakar, Senegal, on August 25, at the Grand Theatre. Tickets can be purchased through her official website and local ticketing outlets like Goethe Institutestarting at CFA 15,000. Her concerts are full of expressions of African culture, pure fun, and dancing. See you there.

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You don’t have to endure another boring summer. If you’re in these areas, you can attend these concerts, enjoy yourself, and let go of all the stress. Go with your friends and even family—it’s a great opportunity to bond. Happy summer!

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