Check out our recap of this year’s Afro Carnival!
Established in 2016, Afro Carnival has long been considered the go-to summer event for everything Afro Caribbean. Each year Afro Carnival hosts a lineup of talented Afro Caribbean artists and this years line-up was nothing short of amazing. With multiple installments of the festival this year, The Knockturnal was able to attend the night of Wizkid’s headlining performance. Powered by The BT Group, this year’s Afro Carnival was held at the legendary Coney Art Walls in Brooklyn. With nearly 3000 fans in attendance, affordable drinks, multicultural food, and a hookah station, Afro Carnival was definitely a night to remember.
There were many talented artists performing at Afro Carnival this year including Busiswa, L.A.X., DJ Tunez, Kddo, and Voice. L.A.X performed hits like “Ginger” and brought the energy to another level. KDDO had the crowd going crazy with fan favorites like “eWallet.” Busiswa did not disappoint and her choreography was on point. DJ Tunez even danced alongside Busiswa on stage as she performed classics like “Coming.” After all the opening acts performed the crowd anxiously awaited the headliner, Starboy himself, Wizkid. The crowd started chanting “Starboy” louder and louder until Wizkid finally hit the stage inciting screaming and cries from fans who had been waiting all day to see him perform.
As soon as WizKid hit the stage sparklers started shooting out of the stage like fireworks as he started performing his hit song “Fever.” WizKid had the crowd jumping alongside him as he dove into the crowd while singing “Joro.” While transitioning to other fan favorites like “Ginger” the show started blasting smoke into the crowd enhancing Wizkid’s performance. Wizkid gave quite a show performing “Mighty Wine,” “Coco,” “Show You The Money,” “Caro,” “Come Closer,” “No Stress,” “Mood,” “Cool Me Down,” “PAMI,” “True Love” and a few others. He started throwing water into the crowd while performing “In My Bed” and ended the show with the undeniable song of the summer, “Essence.” Overall the show was unforgettable.
Photo Credit: DRUMMER