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‘Afrobeats is the new pop’: The rising popularity of Afrobeats in America

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ABC News’ Faith Abubey reports on Afrobeats music exported from Africa and now burning up the charts in the U.S., partly due to social media.

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  1. @oyoharold6581

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Thanks for ending it with Barry J's song ✌🏽

  2. @nopenallnull

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Be careful. Don't let them do what they did and still do to African Americans – steal yo shyt! Before you know it, YT will be the face of Afrobeat and claiming they created it like Country, Rock n Roll, Jazz, Blues, etc.

  3. @avatar-wc6jd

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Ummm❓️❓️❓️Nooope it will never surpass FBAs🏹✊🏾 MUSIC CULTURE that AFROBEATS is a branch of as is REGGAE…both CREATED by FBA🏹✊🏾REGGAE CREATED for JAMAICA and AFROBEATS CREATED for AFRICA so NO AFROBEATS or REGGAE will NEVER BE APART of AMERICAN CULTURE..Now put the pipe down☝🏾🤣🤣🤣

  4. @cauliflowerpower41

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Pidgin?

  5. @nonnoyobisnis8705

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    As a black guy (from Germany nonetheless) I wonder if it would be OK – even celebrated on mainstream news – if Taylor Swift called her next album "White is King"?

    Just saying …

  6. @michealnicholas1503

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    tems you so beautiful

  7. @MelodiesOfMamaAfrica

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    N I G E R IA

  8. @xoxo_nie1088

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬

  9. @chinohall9398

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Afrobeats will go the same way as Disco😮

  10. @gennadicole7102

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Afrobeat is a Nigerian music genre that involves the combination of West African musical styles (such as traditional Yoruba music and highlife) with Black American funk, jazz, R&B, hiphop and soul influences……

    My people black Americans literally influenced the ENTIRE WORLD.

  11. @asaseya1819

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    I thought it was reggae.

  12. @jessesrx7

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Amazing music , sad it took lame social media dances for the world to discover it

  13. @ohshanana2397

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    “Don’t worry don’t worry, I’m about to take over” – Oshey Bardests

  14. @saralove6974

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Great video🔥🔥👍
    Check out New afrobeat artist
    Chyns dain🔥🔥

  15. @johndahlia2071

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    she said this music is fused with r&b hip hop and pop what a lie

  16. @paulofranca412

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    5:22 Dance

  17. @elaineenialle3594

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    I’ve always loved the African music, so I’m very happy it’s became popular lately. People around the world deserve to know about it and feel it.

  18. @t-point7569

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    🇳🇬 🇳🇬 to the world

  19. @t-point7569

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Nigerians own Afrobeat period

  20. @robingreen3391

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    i pray afrobeat(s) stays genuine to its roots …….hopefully it won't be manipulated and water down…….African Diaspora unite!

  21. @themasterjay7189

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    I instantly fell in love with AfroBeats as soon as I heard. Not from TikTok but from the BBC Stations that I listen to on Weekends. Bein born and raised Afro American (Black)😊, with R&B, Hip Hop, Etc. I’ve always wonder what it would be like if I could connect to my African Roots and Ancestry and listen to music. Luckily I use my phone as a tool and discovered AfroBeats on my own through London Radio Stations. Although I was alittle late, I’m still glad I still have a chance to use my phone as a tool and listen to other parts of the world and what’s popular over there than just America

  22. @sashakay1208

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    😂😂😂I am not surprised I came across some Anti African comments…sad but expected..

  23. @CivilEngineer3000

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    I have a Ghanian wife and want to exchange her for a Nigerian or marry two of them. The continent is wide open. #PassportBro.

  24. @dantatadangote4700

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Decent documentary, but Africans have been listening to Afrobeats since 2011, not when Americans discovered it on TikTok in 2018!!

  25. @QUEEN-df1mc

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    We all need that Nigerian song in our palylist

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    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

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    rising popularity

  27. @stevelumumbashabazzz5087

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Afro beats is not a self destructive music. I’d rather vibing to that than hip hop.

  28. @ConquerWealth.network

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    African American Music and style and African American Vernacular English or slang is being used and is the Heart and influence worldwide' They created or highly influenced 90% of all popular genres of music in America and worldwide' They influenced more culture worldwide in entertainment than any other' those are facts

  29. @Primo_Kpodo

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Ckay tryna sneak the jollof war😂

  30. @livequality4578

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    UK does way better with Afrobeats.

  31. @samsonrado5948

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    🇳🇬💜🦅 9ja to the world💯♾

  32. @thewalkingcuban

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    As a big fan of Reggaeton I think this is awesome

  33. @darkydey

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Let's hope yt people don't steal it, like dem dey always do with everitin we Don invent.

  34. @davidsuratgar1139

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Last time I checked, afrobeats has been going on in Europe before 2018 lol, I remember hearing my first afrobeats song or afrowave song in 2015

  35. @meancombat877

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    C-Kay 🔥

  36. @meritonemini2284

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    U all should thank Akon he is the one who put all africains Afro beat in USA industry those who say not they are Stupi-d

  37. @scottola2497

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Afribeat lovers… remember Fela played on Broadway and across the USA for almost 1 yr… I think it will be back soon 🙏
    But in the mean time listen to some of the old Afribeat singers i.e. Tony Tetuilla,, DBanj, 9ice, Tuface, Eedris Abdulkareem, Flavour, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, ,Ruggedman, P square, Uce Prince, Shank Don Jazzy, Brymo, MI, Plantation boys, Yemi, Asa, etc etc

    U all will be pleasantly surprised and this is just barely scratching the surface of the various OPENLY RECORDED Nigerian music hits & genres that started way back in the 1950s on TV !!

    Good luck on your African discovery trails folks … Cheers… 🤠

  38. @soca___j

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    soca would be the next after Afrobeats you know 🌴

  39. @cornneldolley7010

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Everybody been benefiting from our Arts ,but it’s time for us to get the respect and benefits from our craft

  40. @charlesuchechukwu6212

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    Wow 👏

  41. @rahra2483

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    I'm glad this is catching on, but please don't call it the new pop. Let it stay Afrobeats and get all of it's accolades under that name.

  42. @Flowers4848

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    HUH!

  43. @tawneengraves-oluwafemi6191

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    ❤‍🔥❤‍🔥❤‍🔥❤‍🔥❤‍🔥❤‍🔥

  44. @vergespierre4271

    January 31, 2024 at 6:01 am

    african music is not taking over in America- straight propaganda-lol. yall got yall music and we are nt african-at all- straight propaganda and its sickening smh

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