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Is Afrobeats genre taking over the World?

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By Eventlabgh , in Entertainment News , at August 5, 2019


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Afrobeat Genre Taking Over The World
The genre “Afrobeat” was found in Ghana in the early 1920s by Fela Kuti and around the 1970s in Nigeria. The big names in both Nigeria and Ghana are dominated by Afrobeat music makers. One may be in doubt as to why Afrobeat is seen as taking over the world? and here is why.

Following the trends in music, Davido recently collaborated on a single with Chris Brown which is of the genre being discussed. Burna Boy recently won the international act of the year at the just ended BET awards and series of awards in both Ghana and Nigeria this year as a result of his genre. It can be alleged that Afrobeats has come to stay.

The lion king, Gift Album by Beyoncé has also featured African Artists in the likes of Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Burnaboy just to mention a few and three of the tracks produced by Ghana’s finest and affable producer, Guilty Beatz. According to Beyoncé who wanted the album to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa, has the album packed with appearances from some of the continent’s hottest names, including many stars of Nigeria’s Afrobeats genre, which is marked by intricate rhythms, energetic tempos, and influences ranging from traditional West African musical styles to funk. The question is why was the genre of Afrobeat chosen by the songstress?

With this one could conclude that the Genre is going to dominate over other music genres in the world due to its combination of elements of West African musical styles such as fuji music and highlife with American funk and jazz influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.

Story by: Roberta Gabby

Source: Beenie Words

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