For this week’s Must Listen Music Mondays Episode 7, we’re taking it to Africa. I’m sharing some dance-worthy Afrobeats.
If you haven’t picked it up from the previous Music Monday posts, I love to dance! I love songs that make me want to dance. So with this playlist, I’m featuring African artists who have some songs I enjoy with dance-worthy beats.
Afrobeats is a music style incorporating West-African music styles, American funk, jazz, and percussion. It’s a style that’s becoming more and more incorporated into mainstream American music. Think Drake’s One Dance, Tory Lanez’ Luv, or Jidenna’s Little Bit More.
Now, I’m no expert in this genre, as I just started to be exposed to the genre a few years ago. But, I wanted to share some great songs I’ve come across.
Must Listen Music Mondays Episode 7
1. Jeje – DJ Xclusive feat. Wizkid
Wizkid is no stranger to Must Listen Music Monday as he’s already been featured on Episode 2 and Episode 5. Wizkid is a Nigerian artist and he’s featured on this song from DJ Xclusive, a British Nigerian DJ/record producer/artist.
Flavour is a Nigerian artist and songwriter who also plays multiple instruments. I heard this song so much in different clubs and always wondered what it was. I was excited when I was finally able to Shazam it and figure it out.
3. Rewind – MzVee feat. Kuame Eugene
So I literally just came across this song while adding videos to this list and I had to add it. This is the latest single from MzVee, a Ghanaian afropop/dancehall artist. Besides, I had to represent for the ladies out there! This song features her labelmate, Kuame Eugene.
Mr Eazi is a Nigerian artist based in Ghana. This song features Efya, a Ghanaian neo-soul artist and actress. It’s a little bit of a slower beat compared to the other songs. But…you could slow wind to it and that’s still dancing. It just has such a sexy beat. Also, I love the scenery and location that this video was shot at!
Lola Rae is a Nigerian-born British-Ghanaian artist and dancer. This song also features Iyanya, a Nigerian artist. This video is so fun. Apparently, Fi Mi Le means leave me alone and I love how she’s shooing him away in this video. Also…not sure if you noticed, but she’s gorgeous!
Are you a fan of Afrobeats songs? Who’s your favorite artist? Which songs or genres would like to see featured next?
Let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading!