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West African Music Is Much More Than Just Afrobeats

The alté community is attempting to reinvent popular culture.
Aanu Adeoye
7.22.19
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 his sister and Beats 1 anchor 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

Warm yourself up with Hemsworth and London’s NewAgeMuzik “Four Seasons” visual.
Kristin Corry
3.7.18
K-Pop

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
2.21.18
Noisey News

J Hus Ascends His Throne In His New "Bouff Daddy" Video

Kaleidoscopic visuals and a Mercedes Benz with the registration 'Hus,' obviously.
Noisey UK Staff
11.17.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Belly Squad's New Video for "Deceitful" Makes a Perfect Shift into Autumn

It's less balmy than we're used to from the London trio, but marks a change of pace.
Lauren O'Neill
9.25.17
Premieres

Seyi Shay Bangs the Drum at the Heart of Afrobeats

On single "Your Matter" the London-born, Lagos-based singer has come a long way since being one-fifth of a reality TV girl group.
Tshepo Mokoena
8.11.17
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
6.26.17
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
Op-Eds

Afro Bashment Proves the Black Diaspora Won’t Be Pigeonholed

The fusion genre – with acts from J Hus and Donae'O to Afro B – displays the true complexity of black British life, which is important for people like me.
Alison Awoyera
3.14.17
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