Organizers of Afro Nation, the much-anticipated urban music beach concert has rubbished assertions suggesting that the show would be called off.
According to a statement published on their website, the teams from Waterfront Development (also owned by Wonda World Properties Limited ) and Afro Nation reached an amicable agreement on the AfroNation 2019 Festival after a closed-door meeting.
“The AfroNation Ghana will be held on lands been owned by the aforementioned families [Nii Okpoti Awele from Nmati family] for decades and will continue to remain so,” it further disclosed.
Management of the facility said the event would come off as planned, describing the plaintiff’s [Wonda World Properties Limited] move as “deplorable and shameful”.
“Any attempt to undermine such an important international event, which has been recognized by President’s brilliant and hugely successful ‘Year of Return’ initiative is deplorable and shameful,” the statement read.
It also revealed that lawyers for the resort would “respond to the court action and deal with the issues in the appropriate forum.”
They encouraged patrons and fans of Afro Nation 2019 to continue preparations towards making the upcoming event one to remember.
“We therefore unequivocally reassure all stakeholders, including tickets holders, organizers, and groups attending the #AfroNationGhana that the event has our complete backing and support,” the statement added.
Afro Nation was founded by Adesegun Adeosun aka SMADE of Smade Entertainment and his partner Obi Asika. It started in May 2018 in Portugal to sell African culture to Europe. Ghana’s edition of the concert, is the first time it is being held in Africa.
Afro Nation the biggest urban music festival brand in the world starts from 27th to 30 December at the stunning Laboma beach.
The four-day festival which will see incredible performances from A-list stars such as Burna Boy, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Davido, will see festival patrons thrilled to trendy Afrobeats, hip-hop, UK rap, reggae and dancehall music from the best talents in the world.