Four Nigerian Artistes That Placed Afrobeat On A New Level Globally This 2021

Never has Afrobeat genre of music got recognized the way it is being recognized this year.

Africa and its contents have always suffered underrating treatment in the global scene and the old ways of forcing Western contents down the throat of Africans were in existence for quite a long time.

Have you ever wondered why Fela didn’t get to win Grammys despite creating Afrobeat Genre and traveling all over the world promoting it? There is no other reason other than the fact that he is an African man.

1.Burna Boy

Without any iota of doubt, the past 2years have had Burna Boy preaching the gospel of Afrobeat to the world. He was so intentional that he went after the Grammys that many Afrobeat legends couldn’t lay their hands on and at the second attempt, he came out Twice As Tall and won.

This year, Burna Boy has been back home eating the fruit of his last year’s project while also pushing his Afrobeat sound across Africa and the world at large.


If there is one African artiste that has given Afrobeat the deepest penetration this year, that artist is Wizkid.

How Wizkid globalized “Made In Lagos” album should be studied in all music schools around the world. With Essence coming off to become the biggest song off the album, Wizkid has made the whole world fall in love with Afrobeat.

It felt like a good time to be a Nigerian when Justin Bieber showed keen interest to jump on Essence remix with Wizkid and Tems.

The moment to be proud of African origination of Afrobeat came when Wizkid and Justin Biebier performed Essence together on stage at Made In America festival.


It will be wrong to talk about the growth of Afrobeat this year without mentioning the name Tems. There are other dope songs on Made In Lagos but come to think of it, why was Essence the biggest song on the album?

No need to think it too far, Tems magical vocal and composition on the beat is too perfect for a young artiste from Africa. Yea! That’s the feeling Tems vocals actually created in the global scene.


Chocolate city star, Ckay is doing a lot for Afrobeat at the moment, his song “Love Nwantiti” is a global record and the biggest song out of Africa according to an International publication, Bloomberg.

The song is doing well across Africa and the world at large with remixes by famous Moroccan DJ ElGrandeToTo and other versions from musicians in Tanzania, Franc

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