Burna Boy, Rema & Other Top 10 Afrobeats Icons In Nigeria

Nigerian Afro pop singers have taken over the music industry, becoming as international icons with a global reach. Dominating music in Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, and dozens of other countries across the world, Nigerian Afrobeat performers have brought something new to a formerly stagnant music business dominated by the same mainstream stars and singers.

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Nigeria’s Afropop and Afrobeat genre has gained global attention, shedding light on another side and culture of Africa’s largest country.

Afropop and Afrobeat, popularised by Fela Kuti, have surpassed other Nigerian music genres such as Jùjú music (pioneered by King Sunny Adé) and Fuji music (led by artists like Ayinde Barrister and Obesere).

Nigerian Afro pop singers are currently dominating the music industry, with scores of artists surpassing local success to become international successes, frequently collaborating with Beyonce, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, Future, Selena Gomez, and many others. The rising music industry of Nigerian Afrobeat artists, which includes a number of stars, has only paved the way for more African stars to emerge.