inside the viral world of afrobeats dance routines
In one week a video of a dancer called Prinny doing a routine to Drogba had been ripped and re-posted thousands of times, and racked up over 15 million views on one Facebook video alone.
burna boy talks us through his j hus-featuring mixtape, track-by-track
He made it on Pete Townshend’s boat and it’s brilliant.
the future sound of africa
We head to West Africa to explore the roots of Afrobeats and discover the singers, producers and activists pushing the sound forwards and into the pop charts.
why this is such an exciting time for the afrobeats scene in the uk
Inevitably as the broadsheets finally allow grime a seat at the top table, the streets have started bumping to a whole new sound. Afrobeats stars mix vocals driven by its West African heritage with narratives that are a response to the unpredictability...
has the time come for nigeria’s music scene to step up?
As Davido and Wizkid go global, we look into the mainstream’s growing embrace of Nigerian sounds.