It’s summer and that means major social activities, festivals, and shows all across the globe. Whether you’ll be event hopping or sticking to one big event this summer, the intensity of these festivities promises to fulfill all the urges you experienced during the worldwide lockdowns. Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent, after Asia. Music, culture, entertainment, and fashion are all huge aspects of this continent as it prides itself on a rich creative history.
Everyday People is a live music event experience, community, culture platform, and the world’s coolest day party. It began as an intimate gathering in New York and has now turned into a globally recognized event brand. EP produces flagship residency events in NYC & LA and activates seasonally in influential global cities. Past markets include but are not limited to London, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Atlanta, Paris, Berlin, Chicago & Oakland.
Via their Community Sessions program, they also serve their community with events &
experiences catering to their multifaceted needs. They’re not just a party space, but a space for
health, wellness, connection, and culture.
Mefeater was invited to their most recent event which took place in Johannesburg – South Africa, in April 2022! The day party took place in an aesthetically pleasing venue called “The Nest” at the foot of Sandton. In a quest to showcase the Music, Entertainment, and Fashion of the event, Everyday People collaborated with MEFeater and we had the opportunity to interview some influencers, tastemakers, and industry greats. Some of the entertainers we hung out with include Jorge Gitoo Wright, who was such an entertaining host and MC for Everyday People. Apart from the many cool influencers we met, we also spoke to acquaintances of the brand, Akio and Anita from Strictly Soul, who explained the impact and goals of Everyday People.
AFRO NATION – GHANA
Afro Nation is an annual three-day music festival produced by Live Nation, Event Horizon, Smade Entertainment, and Memories of Tomorrow. The festival was founded by Obi Asika and SMADE, in association with BBC 1 Xtra, in 2013. The platform was established to bring together the best African artists in Afrobeat, Hip Hop, RnB, Dancehall, Amapiano, Afro House, and more. The first leg of this year’s festivals kickstarted in Portugal from July 1st until July 3rd.
For the festival goers, this year’s event fulfilled the 2-year long draught of social distancing and zero socializing. Social media was a buzz with Instagram reels featuring artist performances, festival fashion, and social engagements by the beach on the beautiful Praia da Rocha beach, just south of Portimão. The event hosted over 50 performances live on stage including Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Davido, Wizkid, Megan Thee Stallion, Musa Keys, and DBN Gogo. The 3 festival stages and VIP guests had exclusive access to special areas including a private beach. Now with a second edition taking place in Ghana, this coming December, Afro Nation is yet to see more success.
Afro Nation Festival locations:
- Afro Nation Portugal
- Afro Nation U.S
- Afro Nation Ghana
- Afro Nation Puerto Rico
- Afro Nation Mexico
AFROCHELLA – GHANA
Afrochella Is a 2-day festival. A celebration of Africa’s diverse culture and the vibrant work of African creatives & entrepreneurs. The theme for 2022 is “Afrofuturism”. This term was created to explore the developing intersections of cultural aesthetics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history as it relates to the African diaspora. During this year’s events, Afrochella will bring “Afrofuturism” to life through fashion, food, art, and music. This year, Afrochella will explore the endless possibilities of what “Afrofuturism” could look like in 2022 and beyond.
The 2022 Afrochella will take place December 28th and 29th in Ghana! Prepare for non-stop turnup, Afrobeat, and Amapiano music, culture, and emotional journey to the slave castles, beautiful beaches, and much more. Ghana is known for the non-stop parties, therefore get ready to be on Team-No Sleep!
JUSTIN BIEBER (JUSTICE WORLD TOUR) – SOUTH AFRICA
Justin Bieber is bringing his much-anticipated Justice World Tour to South Africa. The event will take place at DHL Stadium, in Cape Town, South Africa on September 28th. Then, on October 1st, at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bieber will be performing for the third time in South Africa. The singer made his debut in the country in May 2013. His second appearance was for his Purpose World Tour in 2016, and now the Justice World Tour.
JB has cemented himself as one of the biggest pop stars of his time and it’s evident in his music. “We’ve been working hard to create the best show we’ve ever done, and we can’t wait to share it with fans around the world. I’ll see you soon,” said Bieber.
‘Justice‘ has clocked nearly 9 billion streams worldwide, arriving on the back of huge international hits ‘Anyone’, ‘Lonely’ and ‘Holy’, which had already gathered 2 billion streams prior to the album’s release. Another breakout smash hit from the album immediately followed, with ‘Peaches’ racking up over 2.5 billion streams so far.