Afrobeat – a music genre, which is getting more popular in Germany. The Mix of Jazz, Rock and Yoruba- Folklore has the potential to become the new hype in clubs and bars. Recently we got an impression at the Release concert of Megaloh at the Chima- Ede- Feature: The Nigerian Rapper “Oyoyo” gave some brilliant beats.
Here are some personalities from the Afrobeat- movement:
Wizkid, the smart Boy, makes his breakthrough with his single “One Dance” in collaboration with Drake. Since the age of eleven Wizkid is a superstar for the Nigerian People, who gives Super hits every year.
Her look is inspired by Beyoncé with short, colorful and sexy Outfits. But her Music is totally different: it´s an extraordinary mix of R&B and a light singing, combined with Afrobeat Tunes.
Niki Tall is a German DJ with Greek ancestors and a slight weakness for Nigerian Music. His Name has a curious background story. First he wants to perform with the name “DJ Oyinbo Boy”, his Nigerian pet name which means Caucasian or Stranger. That name wasn´t easy to pronounce for German People so he changes his name as Niki. Niki was his pet name in Kindergarten. And Tall? A friend called him Niki Tall because of his height. So that is the Story of Niki Tall.
Timaya´s Songs sound like sea, beach and really hot temperatures. Reggae music in combination with afrobeat let everyone think about Caribbean Beach parties which makes his music special. In 2011 he was appointed as the Peace ambassador of the IIFWP (Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace).
“Johnny” was the best known and biggest super Hit from Yemi Alade in 2014. In the first two months of Release the Song got 800 000 Klicks on YouTube and by now it becomes more than 3 Million. “Johnny” is still famous. An unknown part of her Life is that this Nigerian woman has 6 siblings and a degree in Geography from University Lagos.