The most successful music partnership between Nigeria and United States

Mp3Bullet carefully reviews Nigeria’s and the United States’ most successful music partnership.

Nigeria is one of the most vibrant music markets in sub-Saharan Africa, attracting the world to its music market globally as well as the United States.

While you marinate on the aforementioned, you should know that Nigerian artists, like their Asian counterparts (South Koreans), have tried very hard to gain access into mainstream American culture/music fans.

The most successful music partnership between Nigeria and United States
The most successful music partnership between Nigeria and United States

One method they have used and continue to use is collaborations (collabos) with American artists.

Origin

Afrobeats has a bigger history than K Pop but guess which genre is bigger now? From PSY monster hit song “Gangnam Style” to BTS dominance, K Pop music took a huge turn in the US market and the whole world caught the virus.

The most successful music partnership between Nigeria and United States
BTS

For the past few years, afrobeat has steadily infiltrated the airwaves in the United States.



You might have heard British DJ, singer, and songwriter Afro B’s “Drogba (Joanna)” influence heavily from Nigeria sound thumping out of someone’s car speakers in the last summer, providing the uplifting vibe you need when the sun comes out.

The most successful music partnership between Nigeria and United States
Afro B

 

The term afrobeat has been used to describe a collective campaign of different musical styles stemming from Africa, not to get mixed up with Afrobeat, which is a West African music genre-blending and highlife music with American jazz and funk, pioneered by Fela Kuti.

Afrobeat to the world

Afrobeats is a word that’s used to bring awareness to African-influenced music from collectives like the Flight Club, artists like Davido, Burna Boy, and Wizkid, and producers like P2J.

The most successful music partnership between Nigeria and United States
Davido

The sound of afrobeat has heavily influenced new albums like GoldLink’s Diaspora and Beyoncé’s The Gift, both released this summer.

America is a bit late on the afrobeat wave, but now that the sound has started to crack the seal, it’s in high demand, giving producers like time to shine.

The most successful music partnership between Nigeria and United States

Pro2Jay, also known as , is a Nigerian, -based producer who has been making afro-pop, afro-house, afro-rap, and afro-jazz since the beginning of his career.

The most successful music partnership between Nigeria and United States

Mp3Bullet gather that After shooting his shot and traveling to the United States with his manager seven years ago, he experienced an influx of mainstream US artists reaching out in attempts to collaborate and make afrobeats possible

The most successful music partnership between Nigeria and United States
Chris Brown

Once earned placement on Chris Brown’s Heartbreak on a Full Moon, he become one of the go-to producers for artists looking to add the afrobeats flavor to their music.

spoke with Complex about what we need to know about afrobeats, what it was like working with GoldLink and Beyoncé, and how the Flight Club has been breaking barriers and infiltrating American pop music.

Beyoncé, never shy of jumping on popular directions, brought together Nigerian stars such as Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, and Nigerian super-producer P2J, as well as other African artists, on her companion album to The Lion King movie.



Many of these Nigerian acts are making the US festival circuit their new home

The most successful music partnership between Nigeria and United States
Beyonce

In business, artists are the product, and you often need to fill a pipeline of hits for the majors to be interested.

Slowly but surely, big media corporations are identifying – and fighting for – Nigeria and Africa’s top talent.

The most successful music partnership between Nigeria and United States
Justin Bieber

A year after the grab-bag album “Changes,” Justin Bieber has delivered a definitive new era on “Justice” and he also features the Grammy-award winner, Burna Boy in the song “Loved by You”.

The most successful music partnership between Nigeria and United States
Burna Boy

The Song with Burna Boy is titled “Loved by You” the song captures a feeling of deep love for an unknown lover.

On the surface, this is a song about longing to feel desired, then despising yourself for needing to be needed.

However, Artist and music business partnerships turn brand moments into cultural moments, and the USA has bagged a viable relationship with music collaboration.

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