The 5th annual African indie music festival features the coolest artists from Ghana and beyond.

SABOLAI RADIO is the largest African indie music showcase in West Africa and highlights the best in hip hop, AfroBeat, traditional fusion, soul, electronic and rock music.



SABOLAI means onion in Ga. If there’s something that connects the whole of West Africa – it’s onions. It’s the base of our food. It boosts the immune system. It can take over your whole body with its flavor.

Sabolai is an ideology. It represents a DIY philosophy. It reminds us of the boys who sell onions on the street. That quickstep hustle, Ghana sun, sweat, tears and blood.

Sabolai represents a people who are resilient – coming in movements from the North – to Accra. Slowly but surely moving forward. Reinventing themselves each day. Providing for their families. Making business work.

SABOLA! RADIO is a space where, every year, you get to be you. It belongs to all of us. Here is where we hear the music we love – the music that inspires us and uplifts who we are.

In 2014, we present a two-day event with The Accra Cookout [Dec 20]; and SABOLAI Radio Live [Dec 21].


Day 1

The Accra Cookout @ Efua Sutherland Park

2 – 10PM. FREE

SABOLAI means onion in Ga. Onion is an essential ingredient in Ghanaian cuisine. It cuts sharp and takes over your senses. Grab a drink and some cho from the Cookout and head over to the lawn jam where live music performances and DJ parties are ongoing.


Day 2

SABOLAI RADIO LIVE @ Efua Sutherland Park

2 – 10PM. FREE

The live concert takes shape through a number of diverse performers playing from early afternoon until late night.