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Afrobeat History

Just thought I’d help y’all with some afrobeat history.

Afrobeat is a music style which developed in the 1970s out of a combination of traditional Nigerian and Ghanaian music, highlife, and American funk and jazz, with a focus on chanted vocals and percussion. It was during the days of the 1970s, a decade or so after Nigeria’s Independence did the term or music genre called afrobeats evolve and become more popular. This wonderful afrobeats music genre was created and made more popular by non other than the legendary crooner himself, Fela Anikulapo Kuti – The baba himself.

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