afrobeats

Music

If 2019 Is Good to Us, Afroswing Will Be More Than a Trend

The cluster of west African and Caribbean diasporic sounds in the UK deserve a longer stay than a passing moment.
Jesse Bernard
1.4.19
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch the Inspiring New Documentary About Skepta's Homecoming Festival

Skepta hosted Lagos's second annual Homecoming festival and Beats 1's Julie Adenuga was there to witness it all.
Noisey Staff
10.3.18
New music

Skepta and Wizkid Join Forces and Mellow Down on "Bad Energy (Stay Far Away)"

The grime MC teams up with the afrobeats star for a surprisingly laid-back new single.
Alex Robert Ross
6.20.18
Premieres

Ryan Hemsworth's New Video Is a Surprisingly Sunny Afrobeats Ballad

Ryan Hemsworth and London’s NewAgeMuzik new video for “Four Seasons” is the only way to stay warm this winter.
Kristin Corry
3.7.18
Essays

Take a Seat North America, It's Global Pop's Time to Shine

As BTS, the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack, Bad Bunny, Charli XCX, and more show, we should be optimistic about a future where everything popular isn't in English.
Phil Witmer
2.20.18
New music

Wizkid Recruits Future for "Everytime"

The song is produced by Shizz and Salaam Remi.
Lawrence Burney
9.20.17
Essays

Can Wizkid Break into America Without Changing Who He Is?

The Nigerian superstar's new 'Sounds From the Other Side' project, while featuring good music, feels more scattered than any of his previous work.
Lawrence Burney
7.20.17
New music

Wizkid and Major Lazer's "Naughty Ride" Will Have You Slow Winding All Night

The Nigerian superstar continues to tease his forthcoming album.
Lawrence Burney
6.23.17
Features

Diplo's Having Fun Again on Major Lazer's New EP

'Know No Better' finds him working with an exciting array of talent from around the globe.
Ezra Marcus
6.9.17
Holy Shit

Major Lazer Just Dropped A Surprise, Star-Studded EP, 'Know No Better'

The project features Travis Scott, Quavo, Sean Paul, and more.
Noisey Staff
6.1.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Go Poolside with Mr. Eazi in His New "Business" Video

The Nigerian artist continues his 2017 hot streak.
Lawrence Burney
4.7.17
NOISEY PREMIERE

Gather Up Your Tenners to Throw Some "Money on the Road"

We're premiering the new afrobeats collab between TG Millian, Naira Marley and Blanco, off Afro B's 'Moves' compilation.
Noisey Staff
3.24.17
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