Music is life; it is the food of the soul. While technology brings the world together as one global village, it is through music that we find our souls closely knit. Over the decades, Africa has given the world a wide variety of original musical genres. With some of her music styles influenced by styles from other cultures, the continent has managed to create music that gets everyone on their feet.
One of the most recent musical genres to emerge from the continent is Afrobeats. Afrobeats is a loosely grouped genre of popular music that incorporates both African and Western music, with its roots in the West African nations of Ghana and Nigeria. Hip-hop, house, jùju, ndombolo, hiplife, dancehall, soca, and R&B are among the genres that heavily impact this music style. Afrobeats, arguably the largest music genre in Africa right now, is dominated by Nigerian and Ghanaian artists, with Nigerian artists accounting for the majority. The year 2022 proved to be yet another fantastic one for musicians that favored this upbeat and calming genre, with numerous of the songs going viral.
Here, we take a look at some of the top five Afrobeats artists whose songs gained massive audiences.