Organizers of the Grammy Awards, The Recording Academy has unveiled the 10 African artists leading the new wave of Afrobeats.
The evolution and growth of Afrobeats has continued to shake up the entertainment industry in Africa and in different parts of the world.
One country that has continued to focus on the dominance of Afrobeats is the United States of America (US). As organizers of the biggest award ceremony, the Grammy Awards, The Recording Academy has unveiled 10 artists they believe would be leading the new wave of Afrobeats as time progresses.
The Recording Academy describes these artists as game changers and people bringing on a new style and sound to the genre of Afrobeats as a whole. The article stated, “Based in Nigeria, the genre has exploded in popularity internationally. Billboard recently started a chart for Afrobeats singles, and the Recording Academy recently added a brand new category, Best African Music Performance, to honour the continent’s best musicians. The pan-African pop movement has generated lots of fresh and interesting talent in recent years. Read on for 10 Afrobeats artists who are bringing their unique voices and perspectives to the scene.”
Here are the 10 artists below:
- Aya Nakamura
- Fireboy DML
- Mr Eazi
- Lisa Yaro