‘We outside’ and Nigerian artists are making their way to the United States! AfroRave pioneer, Rema recently wrapped up his US tour and Wizkid and Omah Lay are set to touch down in September. Get your funds in order, we have shows to attend!
Ayüü is a Nigerian singer and songwriter based in Abuja, Nigeria. With sounds from R&B, Pop, Funk, Hip-Hop, and Afrobeats as well as musical influences like Burna Boy, Michael Jackson, and SZA, one can’t help but appreciate his artistic range and genre fusing genius. Read more as Ayüü takes a no filter approach in discussing his artistry, the music industry, Nigeria’s social and political climate, and his 2019 mixtape that was revealed to him in a dream titled, “Ayüüniverse.”
Jake Doe is an independent R&B artist from Lagos, Nigeria. When referencing his upbringing he explains, “it’s a lot harder out here compared to western countries—structure, government, the system is just messed up out here. Young people, youths, do not have the right platforms to use or to make good use of their creativity.” Despite this, his love for where he comes from isn’t diminished. He speaks boldly of the talent that the great continent of Africa possesses, “the world knows Africa for Afrobeats, but it’s not just Afrobeats… we can do almost anything.”
There’s something special about a song or body of work that truly resonates with the listener. If you love music, this article is for you! Read more for the ten artists that need to be on your playlist.
Nigerian world music artist, Papyfire is the epitome of having a dream and doing whatever it takes to bring that dream to fruition.
America is late to the Afrobeats party, but now that listeners have joined the wave, the sound is in high demand. Read more to find out which Afrobeats artists you should be listening to!