In the year 2020/2021, the COVID-19 pandemic came on hard and put many activities to a halt. It affected several businesses and industries yet the music industry, especially the Afro beat brands of music, remained bubbling.
Within this period, a lot of impressive Afro beat music was released by top music artists like Olamide, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Teni, Fire Boy, and many others.
You may be wondering what Afro beat is. Well, Afro beats is an umbrella term that describes the fusion of typically West African music and elements with other western modern genres of music such as hip hop, electronic music, dancehall, R&B, soul, folk, and more.
There are various genres within the general umbrella of Afro-beat and they include Afro-pop, Afro folk, Afro soul, Afro/grime, etc. However, all these genres may sound very different.
In this year 2021, several smash hits have continued to amass and, here, we have compiled the latest top Nigerian Afro-beat songs so far for the year 2021.
Wizkid Ft. Tems – Essence
This is an Afro-pop song by Wizkid featuring Tems. The Nigerian song, which currently sits at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 continues to gather some pace. If you do not have this music in your playlist then you must be old school.
Gyakie Ft. Omah lay – Forever
Gyakie, a talented new act, and songwriter made a massive entry in the Afro-beat market with a brand new single titled ‘Forever (Remix)’. The song features Omah Lay. You are missing a lot of vibes if you are yet to download this music.
Olamide – Rock
Multi-talented Nigerian singer and songwriter, Olamide, also launched an amazing track titled ‘Rock’. You will find this track very interesting if you are the type who enjoys good music.
Burner Boy – Kilometers
Grammy Awards-winning Nigerian artiste, Burner Boy recently released another big banging tune titled Kilometer. It is a very lovely song that you can’t get tired of.
Teni Ft. Davido – For You
If you are a lover of good music, then this hot one by multi-talented Nigerian artiste, Teni, is a must-have on your playlist. Download it and thank us later.
Patoranking – Celebrate Me
This is a song by Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter that calls on people to give you all your necessary accolades when you are still breathing and not when you are dead. It is a hit song and a must-have on your playlist.
Fire Boy – Peru
Fireboy DML, a member of the YBNL Nation, recently released a new buzzing single titled ‘Peru’. It comes with a different and classic tune that gives Afro-beat a whole new feel.
Yemi Alade – Dancina
Frenemies’ by Rexxie
‘Frenemies’, by Rexxie and featuring Oxlade, one of the current hottest artists in the game. It is a new song with outstanding beats and vibes from the award-winning producer. You can check it out yourself.
Ladipoe – Feeling
This hot track, ‘Feeling’, presents a sonic reprieve from our problems as Ladipoe raps about the need to find happiness even in the face of challenges. The music also features Buju.
Omah Lay – Understand
This music, dubbed ‘Understand’ was released early this year by Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Omah Lay. The new banger is impressive to have on your list of music.
Lojay – Mona Lisa
Talented Nigerian musicians Lojay and Sarz collaborated to release this bang titled ‘Monalisa’. It is a whole new vibe and a must-have in your playlists.
DJ Trico Ft. Burna Boy – Yaba Buluku (remix)
South African popular musician, DJ Trico teamed up with Burner Boy to release the remix of this stunning hit song, Yaba Buluku. And guess what, you can’t just have enough of it. If you don’t have it on your playlist yet, then you are on a long thing.