Written by Omari
Afrobeat is a West African music genre which involves the combining elements of West African musical styles such as highlife, fuji music with American funk and jazz influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.
The genre is growing largely in popularity thanks to internet access spreading in Africa as well as interests from western cultures as well.
Finding a quality new Afrobeat playlist with the latest songs that is truly unique is going to be hard pressed if all you do is follow the trends. Everybody talks about how they want to be different, yet listens to the same old tired songs as everyone else.
Sure, it’s cool to be abreast of what’s happening on the scene, but what happened to discovering new independent African artists, albums, and releases before everyone else?
What happened to individuality and liking something just because YOU liked it?
If you want to be like everybody else and follow the crowd, this list probably isn’t for you.
We strive to find playlists that don’t encourage vulgarity, misogyny, drug use, violence, and well… ignorance. Who said you needed all that to have a good time?
In our playlists you’ll find artists encouraging love, compassion, peace, & respect. That doesn’t mean these songs are for kids (although you can certainly play them with your family). This means that artists can indeed talk about real and true things without promoting explicit content.
Be sure to follow and subscribe to these playlists with the top Afrobeat songs!