LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells Announces African-Themed ‘Afrocruise’ for 2024

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 LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells has announced the first-ever African-themed ‘Afrocruise’ lineup on the Norwegian Pearl from Miami to Nassau in 2024.

Rock The Bells, the platform founded by LL Cool J dedicated to elevating hip-hop culture, has announced the first-ever Afrocruise with AfroFuture and AfroVerse. Presented by festival and music cruise leader Sixthman, the inaugural Afrocruise voyage begins on March 29 through April 1, 2024, from Miami, Florida, to Nassau, Bahamas, aboard the Norwegian Pearl.

Afrocruise will feature a lineup of artists, including Adekunle Gold, Ayra Starr, Black Sherif, The Compozers, Juls, Mayorkun, Naira Marley, Spinall, Teni, Uncle Waffles, and Zinoleesky. Reservations are available now at theafrocruise.com.

A high-seas celebration of all things African and diasporic culture, Afrocruise is a fully immersive event showcasing fashion, food, and the sounds of Afrobeats and Amapiano music. Highlights will include a traditional Jollof War — a friendly battle over different styles of jollof rice, a typical dish in Ghana, Nigeria, and other West African countries — along with a West African Suya Pool Deck BBQ, DJ sets, tournaments, special workshops, and more under the Caribbean sun.

Further, the cruise will feature parties presented by Afrobeats & Brunch, Amapiano & Brunch, London’s Days Like This (DLT), Positive Vibes Only (PVO), RNB HouseParty, and New York City’s popular No Wahala podcast with Tune Day + Bawo. Additional information will be announced in the coming weeks.

Afrocruise celebrants will enjoy the amenities available aboard the Norwegian Pearl, including fully stocked bars at (almost) every corner, tasty dining options, the pool deck with multiple hot tubs, the Pearl Club Casino, Mandara Spa, Body Waves Fitness Center, Sports Court, and much more.

Guests will also have a chance to enjoy a shore excursion to Nassau, Bahamas, which will be available 4-6 weeks prior to sailing. Cruisers will be able to book shore tours upon receipt of their official booking number.

Afrocruise 2024 Lineup

  • Adekunle Gold
  • Ayra Starr
  • Black Sherif
  • The Compozers
  • Juls
  • Mayorkun
  • Naira Marley
  • Spinall
  • Teni
  • Uncle Waffles
  • Zinoleesky


  • Afrobeats & Brunch
  • Amapiano & Brunch
  • Days Like This (DLT)
  • Positive Vibes Only (PVO)
  • RNB HouseParty
  • No Wahala with Tune Day + Bawo