This was revealed in a flier that surfaced online today, Monday, January 22, 2024. With chart-topping hits and electrifying performances, these musicians are expected to uplift the festival to unprecedented heights.
Of particular note is Nicki Minaj’s debut performance at Afro Nation Portugal, marking a significant milestone for the talented rapper and the event itself. With a groundbreaking career that has reshaped the landscape of US rap and hip-hop since her debut album Pink Friday, Minaj boasts numerous accolades, including nine American Music Awards and twelve BET Awards. She holds the distinction of being the first woman to achieve 100 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Asake, who secured the Male MVP award at the Soundcity MVP Awards in February 2023, continued his winning streak by clinching the Best African Artist of the Year at the 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in May. The artist also took home the 2023 Headies Next Rated award and Album of the Year for Mr. Money With The Vibe. His dominance on Spotify was evident, with three of his tracks, including the hit single ‘Lonely at the Top,’ ranking in the top 10 most-streamed songs in Nigeria.
Rema, a nominee in multiple categories at the iHeart Radio Awards, garnered five nominations, showcasing his remarkable achievements. His nods include Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best New Artist (Pop), Best African Music Artist, and the new category Pop Song of the Year.