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Recap of the Interswitch One Africa Music Fest 2023


In a crescendo of pulsating beats, electrifying energy, and an unwavering spirit of unity in the air, the fourth edition of the Interswitch One Africa Music Fest concluded in grand style. This annual extravaganza, hosted by Quickteller, leading consumer digital payments platform powered by Interswitch; celebrates the heart and soul of African music and culture.

The festival has become a hallowed celebration for thousands of ardent music lovers and cultural enthusiasts from across the globe. This year’s event reinforced the festival’s enduring impact, spotlighting a star-studded lineup that spanned generations and genres.

The stage came alive with the pulsating rhythms and mesmerizing performances of afrobeats legends such as Wande Coal, 2Baba, 9ice, Duncan Mighty, and Omawunmi. Their soul-stirring renditions of chart-toppers and classics had the audience moving in rhythmic unison.

Yet the euphoria didn’t stop there, amidst these legends the event also shone a spotlight on some of the freshest voices in the industry.  Electrifying acts like Crayon, Skales, Moh’bad, Nqobile, Not3s, Young Jonn, and more took the stage by storm, captivating the audience with their innovation and youthful energy.

This seamless blend of artists across generations created an unforgettable musical experience that showcased the rich diversity of African talent.

Beyond the exhilarating performances, the Interswitch One Africa Music Fest holds a deeper significance for African music.  It isn’t just an event, it’s a movement that celebrates the heart and soul of African music and culture.

Interswitch, through its Quickteller platform, remains dedicated to nurturing and supporting African creativity through enabling platforms like the One Africa Music Fest, to pave the way for artistes to showcase their brilliance on a global stage.

As the final notes of this year’s festival resounded, the celebration seamlessly transitioned into an exclusive, star-studded after-party. The curtain fell on the festival, but the energy persisted. Attendees had a chance to take a step back and process the whirlwind of performances, collaborations, and cultural exchanges that took place throughout the event. This was a time to savor the memories, bask in the afterglow of the performances, and celebrate the success of yet another awe-inspiring festival.

With the amazing conclusion of this year’s edition, anticipation swells for the next chapter—an edition poised to deliver even more groundbreaking performances, more indelible memories, and more heart-pounding moments. Until then, the echoes of this year’s festival will resonate in the hearts of music lovers and culture enthusiasts all over the world.

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