The aftermath of the gathering held in Accra was met with social media backlash from locals over the almost no-show of Ghanaian musicians.
There was no performance from local sensation Shatta Wale as initially advertised while Kidi mounted stage only after the event had officially ended.
“Our sponsors AITEO deserve big commendation as their significant support ensured the fantastic display,” Caf president Ahmad Ahmad said in a statement.
“While praising their efforts we will be seeking an explanation from AITEO over the line-up of musicians for the event.
“We had agreed with them, in pursuit of continental spread of the performers, to ensure a regional balance and a strong local representation of at least two musicians from the host nation Ghana – Kidi and Shatta Wale.
“We take full responsibility for the absence of the Ghanaian musicians and apologise unreservedly for the mishap.
“There is also the need for an explanation from AITEO on why the host nation’s musicians could not perform as we seek to make next year’s event more successful.”
There was, however, a heavy Nigerian representation as the likes of Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Patoranking, Flavour, Phyno and Olamide all took turns to entertain the gathering.
There were also performances from Togo’s Toofan and Fally Ipupa from DR Congo.