Tag Archives: Afrobeats

VIDEO ALERT: Fuse ODG – Azonto (Reloaded)

It seems like the Azonto craze is refusing to die. UK-Ghanaian Afrobeats king Fuse ODG is even breathing more air to it. Today he released yet another viral video for the UK market and the world. This one is probably the right cut for mainstream music video channels such as MTV, Viva and Kiss. In […]

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“It’s your boy Wizzy! Wizkid shuts down Birmingham

A.H@diaspoRAW.net: Last night the people of Birmingham were graced with the opportunity to see Wizkid at an exclusive intimate set at the Club Karma. Currently living in London to work on his new album, which we at Diasporaw cannot wait to ‘DROP’, this was one of two shows here in the UK this week. Rumour […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Iyanya – Head Swell (18+)

This video is going to make a lot of heads swell, not only because the song for the video is called Head Swell but because it features semi-nude girls seductively moving the most erotic parts of their bodies. The video clearly bears the 18+ print from start. The video was largely shot in what appears […]

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Afrobeats: London’s Latest Craze|BBC

In the 1970s the late Nigerian musician Fela Kuti revolutionised African music with the style he coined Afrobeat. It combined funk, jazz, highlife, chants and traditional rhythms, and often included inflammatory political messages. Four decades later, young African artists in the diaspora are mixing the best sounds from the continent with anything from hip-hop, to […]

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Wizkid Collaborates with Maybach Music’s Wale

Wizkid has released a new track called Drop, featuring Maybach Music’s Wale. Wale talks to Factory 78 during UK tour, about recording 5 songs with Wizkid and his thoughts on Afrobeats. The track is for adult ears. Wale, whose government name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin was born of Nigerian parents. The American regards himself as […]

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AUDIO ALERT: 4×4 ft Iyanya and DJ Jimmy Jatt – Emujo

Ghana continues to team up with Nigeria and vice versa, in what seems to be a resurgence musical collaboration between the artists of the two West African giants following previous tensions. Nigerians, artist Iyanya and DJ Jimmy Jatt, collaborated with Ghanaian group 4×4 on an upbeat Afrobeats party track called Emujo. The chemistry between the […]

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Q & A: Abbie & Courtney, 2 of Britain’s Biggest Afrobeats Adorers

We recently reported the impact that Afrobeats has been making on the UK and other European scenes lately. Click here to see the article. In the article, we mentioned 2 British caucasian girls (Abbie (Abroni) @huffsterrr and Courtney @courtneyadeniyi) who both were born and bred in the UK, and have now passionately embraced Afrobeats. Abbie is from the small […]

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Atumpan Signs Deal With Ministry Of Sound and Remixes The Thing

Ghana hitmaker Atumpan is one those who, as they say, is trying to internationalise Afrobeats. His 2011 hit song, The Thing recently got remixed by famous American house and garage producer Todd Edwards in order to give international appeal. The house music based remix was released a few days ago on Atumpan’s Soundcloud account and […]

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‘Fela,’ a dance party with political diatribe, now playing at Paramount Theatre

The most influential African musician of the last 50 years is still little known in this country. A few years ago, Broadway tried to remedy that with the musical, “Fela!” The national touring company has just made it to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. Fela Kuti was a Nigerian musician, composer, and performer who not only sang […]

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Fuse ODG’s Antenna Album Reaches iTunes Dance Top 40 Before Release

Fuse ODG has been riding high on the wave of the success of the Azonto which was released sometime in 2011 and the follow up 2012 smash hit Antenna. The artist managed to get hip-hopper Wyclef Jean to grace a version of Antenna with his vocals. Wyclef is among a number of other mega-stars who […]

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