Ghana has inked a deal to host the popular Afro Nation Festival which dominated Ghana’s entertainment space for four consecutive days last December.
The deal was made public by Private legal practitioner and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Stalwart, Mr Gabby Otchere Darko on his social media page.
Announcing the deal on Facebook, Mr Otchere Darko wrote: “a major highlight of this maiden UK-Africa Summit is the 5-year Africa exclusive events deal for Ghana to host Afro Nation annually.”
The music festival, which was hosted successfully at the Laboma Beach resort in Accra had millions from the diaspora flying in to Ghana to enjoy themselves and also to recognise the Year of Return initiative.
Throwing more light on how the deal was finalised in the United Kingdom (UK), Mr Otchere Darko said, “this deal was signed in the presence of President Akufo-Addo between the Ghana Tourism Authority and Event Horizon Entertainment Ltd, operators of Afro Nation.”
Giving much details he continued, “whereby Ghana would host Afro Nation in Africa exclusively on an annual basis for the next five years.”
According to the NPP stalwart, “this means, investors, entrepreneurs, small and medium size businesses have at least a five-year investment plan to focus on to exploit well the anticipated annual Christmas traffic. The trade boom will be sustained by your thinking government,” he posted.
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The biggest urban music beach festival took place from Friday, December 27 to Monday, December 30, 2019.
It witnessed massive performances from KiDi, Burna Boy, Davido, WizKid, King Promise, Medikal and many artistes across West Africa.
Just days to the four-day Afro Nation event organisers were hit with series of legal suits after organisers had already made investments and preparations.
The concert, aside from the suits, had its fair share of competition as December 2019 was packed with events, including Afrochella (on December 28) and Detty Rave (on December 27).