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    How Nigerian Afrobeat superstars take on the world’s center stage

    Nigerian Afrobeat musicians and those of Nigerian heritage, from King Sunny Ade to Fela Kuti to Sade, have long enjoyed international acclaim.

    Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy were the Nigerian key players and afrobeat superstars of the era based on career statistics records, achievements, and impacts.

    How Afrobeats superstars take on the world's center stage
    Fela Anikulapo Kuti

    Afrobeat was originated in Ghana in the early 1920s Before Nigeria joined the wave in the late 1960s, pioneered by Fela Kuti who explored different fashionable music at the time, he was at the forefront of the genre, popularizing the style both within and outside Nigeria.

    How Afrobeats superstars take on the world's center stage
    King Sunny Ade

    Afrobeat was pushed by Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti in the 90s, a bit of juju music led by  I.K Dairo and J.O Araba even though it has been in existence pre-independence.

    How Afrobeats superstars take on the world's center stage
    Femi Kuti

    Drake was the first mainstream artiste who joined the afrobeat wave, jumping on Wizkid‘s Ojuelegba song and from then birthed his hit single ‘One Dance‘ featuring Wizkid and a British singer Kyla.

    How Afrobeats superstars take on the world's center stage
    Wizkid

    However, the first song introducing afrobeat to wider new generations around the world, as it is a combination of dancehall, afro beats, and Pop.

    How Afrobeats superstars take on the world's center stage
    Wizkid



    Davido signed a record deal with Sony’s RCA Records in 2016, becoming the first Nigerian New generational afrobeat artiste to officially signed to an international label.

    How Afrobeats superstars take on the world's center stage
    Davido

    Davido released a single titled ‘Fall’ on June 2, 2017, it became the longest-charting Nigeria pop song in US Billboard Hot R&B Songs history.

    How Afrobeats superstars take on the world's center stage
    Davido

    In 2019 and 2020, Burna Boy’s studio albums were nominated in the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards and won 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (with African Giant & Twice as Tallrespectively, making him the first Nigerian to be nominated in two consecutive years at the Grammys.

    How Afrobeats superstars take on the world's center stage
    Burna Boy

    Today, the formula is more potent than ever, Afrobeats is a way to stay connected, on the one hand, there is an enthusiastic Nigerian diaspora with disposable income that is keen on maintaining cultural ties with home, which they spend money on, stream, share, support, and promote the genre.

    How Afrobeats superstars take on the world's center stage
    Burna Boy

    And a global reach is provided by the internet and innovations in music streaming.



    That means artists depend heavily on live music ticket sales, performances, and endorsements.

    How Afrobeats superstars take on the world's center stage
    Mr Eazi on stage performing

    Their energies are not directed towards developing streaming numbers, selling recorded music, and building careers through labels.

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