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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
Q&As

Kojo Funds Is the Afro-Swing King of the UK’s Black Diaspora

The London MC taps into his west African and Caribbean heritage, and talks to us about the pivot he's made away from street life.
Alison Awoyera
5.17.18
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
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Korede Bello Hit the Dance Floor in New Video for "Do Like That"

The rising Nigerian singer gives a proper visual to the song that sparked a viral dance challenge.
Noisey Staff
11.23.16
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Davido and Nasty C Live it Up in "Coolest Kid in Africa"

The Nigerian pop star joins rising teenage South African rapper Nasty C
Lawrence Burney
11.21.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Davido and Tinashe Have a Date on the Beach in His New Video, "How Long"

The Afrobeats superstar's new EP, 'Son of Mercy' arrives tomorrow.
Lawrence Burney
10.14.16