2019 has been a Tremendous year for Afro-beat worldwide. Nigerian artists performed in major arena around the world, they featured the biggest artists and had stakes in the biggest projects in the world, and ultimately got a nod at next year’s Grammy awards. From the likes of Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, Wizkid, and Burnaboy being put on Beyonce’s Lion king project to Burna Boy’s African Gaint album getting nominated for the Grammy awards, it has been win-win for Nigeria all year.
The demand for Afrobeat music has trippled.
Nigerian DJ’s are also benefiting from this immense growth. There are too many hit songs around these days to light up parties. Gone are the days when one song would be played repeatedly on a club night. Even the local acts in Nigeria are no pushovers. One can argue that Naira Marley is Nigeria’s biggest artist for 2019 although he was primarily based in Nigeria. Although most will Unianimously hand it to Burnaboy for taking the International Market by storm, the truth is the decision is far from Unanimous.
Dj Eblaq and Dj Leezy Ace collaborate to drop a special compilation of the Afrobeat songs that left an impression on the world in 2019.