History of Afrobeats, the Sound Taking Over the WorldHistory of Afrobeats, the Sound Taking Over the World
Afrobeat is a musical genre that combines traditional Yoruba music with jazz, West African music (Highlife, Fuji) and funk.
It was pioneered by Fela Kuti, a Nigerian musician and activist who rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s.
Fela’s music was a powerful expression of his political views and cultural identity.
He challenged the oppressive regime in Nigeria and advocated for African liberation and self-determination.
His songs were filled with witty social commentary, sharp political critique, and catchy Nigerian proverbs.