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Afrobeat: Why Women Need To Tell More African Stories by Azeemokoya: 11:05pm On Jun 05, 2023
Afrobeat is a music genre that was pioneered by the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. The icon spoke about the African struggle, colonialism and slave masters, the nefarious military leadership era in Nigeria and several personal issues.
Afrobeat was simply a form of storytelling through music- it had a commencement, a middle and eventually, has no end. The narrative of Afrobeat has not stopped, as a matter of fact, the music genre is currently topping charts across the globe.

Sensational musicians such as Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido have taken the genre across the globe, making it one of the most appealing sounds in modern times. Afrobeat has become lucrative, attractive and everyone wants to affiliate with the sonorous genre that commenced from a place of pain, turmoil and hardship.

While men from Nigeria have pushed the genre far and wide, only few women have been able to make a name for themselves as mainstream superstars.

Despite Tems’ recent combustion in the international music scene and Grammy success, she isn’t in the same hierarchy as Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade. However, Tems must be acknowledged for her impressive skillset and songwriting dexterity that she possesses.

How Women Can Contribute To The Afrobeat Movement[b][/b]

The market is prepared to hear the stories of African women. Everyone wants to not only dance to the rhythm of delectable songstresses but they want to understand their story is about;


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