11 Top Nightclubs and Venues to Hear Afrobeats in Accra

Kyekyeku | Courtesy of the aritst
Kyekyeku | Courtesy of the aritst
Photo of Rajaa Banda
8 August 2017

From highlife in Osu to Afropop at the beach, to live venues and nightclubs, Accra has all manner of Afrobeats to suit all tastes in a variety of locations.

Republic Bar & Grill

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The Republic Bar & Grill, Osu | © Ofoe Amegavie
From the live music on Wednesday nights to the DJ sets and themed evenings, Republic is one of Accra’s most popular places to hear the musical sounds of the city. Conveniently located in a lively pocket of Osu, there is always something for everyone: from highlife to hiplife to Afropop, soul and folk.


A laid-back outdoor complex known for its collection of restaurants and Wednesday-night kizomba sessions. Located opposite the French embassy, it has a live band that will make you feel as though you were transported to Accra in the 1970s.

Afrikiko, Liberation Road, Accra, Ghana, +233 302 229 997, +233 54 255 4286


Kyekyeku | Courtesy of the artist


Modern Afrobeats are on offer here, where you can enjoy the latest club tunes in a slick space that commands you move your feet to the latest hits from the biggest names across West Africa.

Twist Night Club, Labone, Accra, Ghana, +233 30 277 2179

Kona Cafe & Grill

Sip on palm wine from a calabash and snack on grilled treats in this relaxing spot on Oxford Street, complete with an airy roof terrace. Listen to the latest hits, watch live sets, or catch one of the new music launches that occasionally take place here.

Kona Cafe & Grill, Oxford Street, Accra, Ghana, +233 26 446 4712

Firefly Lounge Bar

If you want to know what Afrobeats everyone is listening (and dancing) to, head to Firefly, an always-packed venue that will surely have you dancing, as it plays hit after hit of popular West African tunes.

Firefly Lounge Bar, H P Nyemitei St, Osu, Accra, Ghana, +233 30 277 7818

Alliance Française d’Accra

Live music is always well-represented in this elegant spot that includes a large outdoor amphitheater alongside its terraced restaurant, all set in a verdant garden. All manner of artists old and new are on regular rotation, from young, Afro folk artist Kyekyeku to highlife legend Ambolley.

Alliance Française, Casely Hayford Rd, Accra, Ghana, +233 50 128 7814

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Labadi Beach

A raucous place filled with music, food and beach vibes, and the added bonus of dance contests included. Labadi Beach has always been the beach spot to be at on a Thursday night, with its outdoor club atmosphere and mega sound system. This place pumps out the biggest hits from musicians such as M.anifest, Sarkodie, and Shatta Wale.

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