Afrobeats will go down in history as one of the biggest music genres in the United Kingdom as Ghanaian stars D-Black , Fuse ODG & Joey B were this week featured on the BBC World News in a special feature on the afrobeats movement pioneered by legendary Fela Kuti and now fully supported by the “Afrobeats Boss”, DJ Edu of BBC 1 Xtra and Choice fm’s DJ Abrantee.
Currently making wild waves is Antenna hit maker and pioneer of TINA Movement FUSE ODG who was prominently featured in an interview with BBC reporter ‘Lebo Diseko’ during an interview.
Read the BBC report:
In the 1970s the late Nigerian musician Fela Kuti revolutionised African music with the style he coined Afrobeat. It combined funk, jazz, highlife, chants and traditional rhythms, and often included inflammatory political messages. Four decades later, young African artists in the diaspora are mixing the best sounds from the continent with anything from hip-hop, to reggae and even house, and they call the current craze Afrobeats. For many Africans in the UK, it has led to a new found pride in their backgrounds, as BBC Africa’s Lebo Diseko reports.