The 2023 Detroit edition of Afro Nation will bring together the best artists in Afrobeats, Hip Hop, RnB, Dancehall, Amapiano, Afro House and more across two stages. Expect world-class production and iconic live performances and DJ sets over two days.


The main festival site is situated on the historically significant and revered location of The Douglass site, comprising of two festival stages, VIP sections, a Golden Circle area, and our celebrated Leopard Lounge hospitality platform, ensuring an elevated and unforgettable festival experience for all our guests.


Stand-up Comedy

Join Nigeria’s Kenny Blaq for a comedy show that promises to raise the roof on life. 

Date & Times: 18th August, 7pm-11pm

Location: 16th Floor, ONE CAMPUS MARTIUS DETROIT, MI 48226

Age: 21+ 

Jerk X Jollof

Official Afro Nation Detroit Welcome Party

Join Jerk X Jollof & Afro Nation for a proper Official Welcome Party in the heart of downtown Detroit with sounds by Walshy Fire, Blakito, and Sky Jetta.

Date & Time: 18th August 4pm-10pm

Location: Monroe Street Midway, Detroit, MI.

Age: All Ages

HOMECOMING Conversations

Whether it’s music, fashion, art or culture, Homecoming aims to share real, practical knowledge that will impact the next generation of creative minds.

Homecoming is proud to officially launch its Conversation series with its first installation, in collaboration with Afro Nation, during their Detroit Festival this August. Join us as we impart real, practical knowledge from industry experts and leaders in their fields, amidst  one of the biggest cultural moments of the year.

Date: Friday 18th August 2023

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 16th Floor, One Campus Martius, Detroit, MI 48226


Moderator: Grace Ladoja MBE Founder, Homecoming Festival

Panellist: Sarz Producer/ Artist

Panellist: Cornelius Harris Label Manager for Underground Resistance and Submerge, Musician, Musical Artist Manager, Cultural Critic

Panellist: Kevin Saunderson DJ and record producerPANELLIST: Theo Parrish  DJ and record producer

Panellist: Sky Jetta DJ 


Moderator: Grace Ladoja MBE, Founder, Homecoming Festival

Panellist: Tunde Balogun Co-Founder and President of LVRN

Panellist: Nissi Artist

Panellist: Bryce Detroit CEO & Founder at Detroit Recordings LLC. Afrofurist. Baba. Culture Creator