Dec 12 2019

Afronation Ghana: What to Look Forward to This December

Afronation’s becoming a real cultural favourite. Coming off the back of a strong Portugal debut, the creators of the increasingly popular urban music festival are back – but this time in Accra, Ghana. With a long bill of impressive artists you’d be forgiven for not knowing who to stick on your list of must-sees. Of course, that’s no problem at all. Whilst you’ve been thinking up outfits for the three days of fun, we’ve had our ears to the final line-up.

These are the artists you must see:


Burna Boy

You can’t touch a music festival in Africa and not make time for one of the continent’s great music exports. Fusing dancehall, reggae, Afro-beats and pop, his list of hits are lengthy. To say we’re excited for Burna’s set would be an understatement.

Listen to the best of Burna Boy on Spotify



Hailing from Ghana’s Volta region Stonebwoy is one of the country’s favourites. An Afronation in Accra without him would be a crime. His sound takes on Afro-pop, Dancehall and Reggae genres.

Listen to the best of Stonebwoy on Spotify



We’ve been a fan of Santi for some time now, having had the pleasure to interview him ahead of his album release. At the time he showed a lot of excitement for what was to come, and sure bet his project Mandy & The Jungle was fire. Take it from us, you’ll want to hear it live.

Listen to the best of Santi on Spotify



Any opportunity to experience ‘Touch Ah Button’ live is one you should grab with both hands. That’s enough said if we’re being honest.

Listen to the best of Sneakbo on Spotify


Kwesi Arthur

Originally from Tema, Ghana this is another home country performance. Nominated for Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards, Kwesi is easily one of the best young artists to come out of Ghana in recent times.

Listen to the best of Kwesi Arthur on Spotify


P Montana

We’ve been a fan of the London-based DJ for a long while. If history and his Soundcloud presence are anything to go by his set promises bangers on bangers. Definitely not one to miss.

Listen to the best of P Montana on Spotify


Naira Marley

Naira Marley’s hits in the AfroBashment space speak for themselves. His debut hit ‘Marry Juana’ blends bashment with Lagos slang; a style of music you can expect to catch a vibe to.

Listen to the best of Naira Marley on Spotify


Tion Wayne

It’s been a good year for Tion Wayne fans. Not only has given us Wayne’s World 3, he’s also come real nice on a few features. Think the likes of ‘Keisha & Becky’ remix. If you’re trying to shake a leg to some familiar sounds during your three days, he’s your guy.

Listen to the best of Tion Wayne on Spotify



You’re not allowed to miss WizKid’s performance, it’s in the ticket T&C’s. You shouldn’t want to either.

Listen to best of WizKid on Spotify



If dancehall’s your bag then you’d do good to make Alkaline’s set. You can expect a strong display of reggae with some hip hop influence.

Listen to the best of Alkaline on Spotify



You may know Rema best for his hit ‘Dumebi’. The Nigerian artist has a couple of bangers that’ll compliment the good weather and cold drinks. ‘Iron Man’, and ‘Commando’ are just two to name a few.

Listen to the best of Rema on Spotify


You can still cop your tickets for this year’s Afronation Ghana here.

Words by Sidney Korboe

Sidney Korboe is PAYE's Style Editor. Follow him on Twitter @cornonthekorb