Information reaching Ghanaweekend.com indicates that the government of Ghana has signed a five-year deal to hold the event every year in Ghana.
The deal was signed in the presence of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo between the Ghana Tourism Authority and Event Horizon Entertainment Limited, organisers of Afro Nation,
In a tweet posted by Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, a leading member of the New Patriotic Party, he wrote: “Ghana signs a five-year deal for Afro Nation to be hosted annually in Ghana. Fanstastic news for traders and ravers! #UKAfricaInvestmentSummit #ChristmasIsGhana #GhanaBeyondTheReturn.”
Ghana signs a five-year deal for Afro Nation to be hosted annually in Ghana. Fanstastic news for traders and ravers! #UKAfricaInvestmentSummit #ChristmasIsGhana #GhanaBeyondTheReturn pic.twitter.com/4wWXnkkRMV
— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) January 21, 2020
Aside from the tweet, he again shared the information on Facebook saying, “Ghana would host Afro Nation in Africa exclusively on an annual basis for the next five years.”
“This means, investors, entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized 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”
Speaking to Rudy Kwaakye, the Director of Afro Nation Ghana, he confirmed that the deal has really been signed but also noted that the details of the contract will be made public soon.
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 which was held from December 27 to 30, 2019, is the first time it is being held in Africa.