Afrobeat, a vivacious and energizing musical style from West Africa, continues to enthrall music lovers everywhere with its contagious rhythms, heartfelt melodies, and inspirational lyrics. This week, we provide a carefully curated collection of Afrobeat songs that are sure to make you groove and familiarize you with the variety of sounds found in the genre.
These musicians, who range from renowned luminaries to up-and-coming acts, are pushing the limits of afrobeat and producing music that connects with listeners around the world.
Pick Up by Tiwa Savage
Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage is setting her fans up for one heck of a summer. Hot off of the release of her rousing single “Stamina,” featuring fellow Nigerian talents Young Jonn and Ayra Starr, the Queen of Afrobeats has given us the tools needed to deal with a potential lover with terrible phone etiquette. Savage released the funky video for her latest single “Pick Up” and her line, “Not gone let the devil kolobi my happiness” had us sold from the get-go.
Nasty C “Born To Win” ft. Emtee
South African star rapper Nasty C connects with his countryman Emtee in the new music video for “Born To Win,” a track taken off 2022’s Ivyson Army Tour Mixtape. The Nani Chehore-directed follows the rappers performing amongst palm trees and a beachside background. Nasty C recently announced a joint tour with Cassper Nyovest, titled African Throne. The tour will see the two SA giants through down in Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, UAE, Eswatini, Ghana, South Africa (Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg), Mozambique and more.
Stanger by Simi
ODUMODUBLVCK “DOG EAT DOG II” ft. Cruel Santino & Bella Shmurda