The Great Nigerian Chart Invasion


The latest Beyond The Headlines episode focuses on Nigeria’s Afrobeat scene, which has caught the eyes (and ears) of music fans across the world.

American fans have especially embraced this wave of Nigerian artists, with the likes of Burna Boy and Wizkid taking awards in the 2021 Grammy Awards, and Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti receiving a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Major U.S. record labels have responded by opening offices in Nigeria to source local talent and raise the value and profile of Nigeria’s music scene worldwide.

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