COVID-19 pandemic is causing uncertainty and understandably many are feeling worried about the current climate. This has ushered into a rise in dance, as everyone is seeking fitness, stress relief, healing, and connection during moments like this. More than ever, we need to dance with the purpose to remind the world that tenderness still prevails.
A unique hybrid of highlife, hip-hop, and global beats is setting Africa’s dancefloors alight in this generation. African music especially West African’s tunes are extending throughout playlists across the world, and genres such as hiplife, jùjú music, highlife, and Naija beats, among others, are often lumped under the ‘afrobeats‘ umbrella. In the 70s, African beats were hugely influenced by the works of Ghanaian Afro-rock band Osibisa and the Nigerian Afro-beat star Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Now Afrobeats music is the new intentional wave of virulent music reaching outside of the continent and into the rest of the world. Sarkodie, FuseODG, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, Olamide, and also DJ Abrantie have played a huge role in Afro-beats. As Afrobeats swells, afro-dance cannot be sidelined. The two go hand in hand, and true global conquest can be accomplished when the two factions operate seamlessly with each other. West Africans have always had a culture of rhythms and moves, one of our favourite beats is in my Maserati by Alakira, check it out below and some dance moves you really need to be knowing ASAP!
Olakira In my Maserati
Olakira Maserati remix ft Davido
Special Slay Concierge Note
Source Wonderland Magazine