These Ladies Are Killing The Afrobeat Game

five afrobeat artists to know

If your music library has been feeling drab lately, maybe it’s high time to switch things up with a different genre—say, Afrobeats, perhaps? It’s a style of African pop music that originated in Ghana and has transformed to incorporate Nigerian fuji and juju music, Jamaican dancehall and reggae, hip-hop, and R&B. Even though Afrobeats has been getting some shine in the States for a couple of years now, it seems like most of the artists in the spotlight are male, like Wizkid, whose “Ojuelegba” got a blessed with a remix by grimes artist Skepta and none other than the 6 God. So, to give you a primer on the scene while giving the ladies the emphasis they deserve, we’ve compiled some of the most popular tracks by the five female Afrobeats artists you need to know. Click through the gallery to get your dance on.