With first release tickets selling out in a matter of days, it's fair to say that newly launched festival Afro Nation was well received.
The debutant heads to Portugal's south coast for four days at the beginning of August, and having teamed up with the likes of GRM Daily, SMADE Entertainment and Catalyst Management – some of the most influential platforms for Afrobeats and UK rap music – their claim to be 'the biggest urban music beach festival in Europe' seems pretty irrefutable.
Nigerian superstars Davido, Wizkid, and Burna Boy top the bill for the festival's first edition alongside Buju Banton, D'banj and Femi Kuti, but the lineup is filled with talent from top to bottom. So we decided to put together a playlist of the best that they have to offer.
Afro Nation 2019 takes place in Portimão, Portugal, from 1-4 August. Book the limited amount of extra tickets, as well as accommodation, transfers and extras here