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International Music Maestros Who Have Found Taste In The Afrobeat Genre

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The buoyancy of the Afrobeat genre has evolved to a peak every other music firm admires.

Since it evolved to its peak and has established many stars, other International big stars have found their taste in the genre of Afrobeat.

Despite the view of their different genres, they have been able to collaborate under the influence of Afrobeat.

In this article, we would discuss the statuses of international music gems who have found taste in the genre of Afrobeat.

Chris Brown  

Christopher Maurice Brown who is popularly identified as Chris Brown is the number one global and international musical gem that has found thriller in the genre of Afrobeat.

The superstar who was born on 5th May 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia, United States struck the spotlight and maintained his peak after consistently releasing several hit songs that attracted a massive fan base to his status.

He won several music awards and established his name as one of the world’s top-notch singers to have graced the studio with their gem-like musical qualities.

However, despite this peak, he has for a long time loved the crafts associated with the Afrobeat genre.

The Afrobeat maestro, Wizkid was the first gem to introduce Chris Brown to the beauty of Afrobeat. As disclosed by Chris in several interviews, he and Wizkid have been for so long bonded in an intimate friendship even before they came up with a collaboration.

In 2017, the two collaborated on the song ‘African Bad Girl.’ It likely didn’t dominate the global music charts well enough. This even gave them room to collaborate again after several years of musical activities and evolution.

Chris Brown bonded with the ‘Caro’ crooner and secured another collaboration with him. Wizkid appeared as one of the top features of Chris Brown’s latest album ‘Breezy’. He contributed to the success of making the hit song ‘Call Me Everyday’ which is currently topping charts on all the popular streaming platforms.

As it spanned more often, Chris Brown fell in love with the genre of Afrobeat. Another Afrobeat giant, Davido bonded musically with him. This time, it excelled in a form no one expected. Davido collaborated with the singer on the song ‘Blow My Mind’ which became an instant hit.  People jammed so hard to it which thrust another collaboration that yielded the hit song titled “Lower Body”.

Just quiet after everyone thought they had ended the incredible tally, Davido featured Chris Brown again. This time, the American singer identified as the king of the R&B genre appeared as a successor in the hit song “Shopping Spree” one of the hit tracks of Davido’s latest album ‘A Better Time’.

Another collaboration spanked again between the two after Chris Brown featured Davido on his latest Delux “Breezy” on the hit track ‘Nobody has to know.’

Reports have also disclosed that the two will bond again as expected in the incoming Davido’s latest unknown album.

After what seemed like a closed chapter with the Afrobeat sensation, Davido, he also jumped on the top song ‘Monalisa’ after the owner, Lojay contacted him for a feature.  It emerged to be nothing but a hit song. To date, Lojay still applauds Chris Brown’s influence on their musical career.

Ending the tally so far, Chris Brown collaborated with Rema on the song “Time and Affection”.  Rema’s debut album ‘Raves and Roses’ graced the American star. It was only possible because of the love, he has developed for the Afrobeat genre.  The song is currently dominating the Afrobeat charts.

Drake  

Another global maestro who has graced the Afrobeat genre is Drake.  He is recognised as a highly profiled Canadian Rapper who has found passion in the genre of Afrobeat.

He was literally introduced to the genre by Wizkid after he collaborated with the singer on the song “One Dance”

The quality of the song however attracted global recognition amid the quality of the musical talent he deployed on the song alongside Drake. It became the first ever song Wizkid featured in that entered the Billboard 100 charting record.

Drake also returned the Favour after he jumped on Wizkid’s street hit jam “Ojuwelegba” and remixed it with his colleagues. That ended the Wizkid, Drake bond so far.

Drake also saw the potential of the new Afrobeat gravel, Tems and collaborated with her on his album “Certified Lover Boy”

Selena Gomez  

Months after the media spotted the American-based singer, Selena Gomez jamming to the Nigerian young maestro, Rema’s hit song ‘Calm down’ the two bonded and gave the world a hit song.

Unlike Chris Brown who has collaborated with a vast number of Nigerian Afrobeat gems, Selena Gomez was attracted by Rema who allowed her to deploy her incredible musical talent to the history of Afrobeat under the influence of his hit song ‘Calm Down’.

The song is currently charting at 87th position on the Billboard hot 100 charts.

Justin Bieber  

Justin Drew Bieber who is popularly known as Justin Bieber is also another global status that has graced the Afrobeat genre.

Wizkid played a huge role in this category amid how he gave the sensational singer a chance to spice up his hit song ‘Essence’ with a highly recognised effect and impact.

Despite that the singer pleaded for a verse in the song identified as “the song of the summer” it was worth it after the song topped several charts via Justin Bieber, Wizkid and Tems’ influence.

Having been notified that Omah Lay is the only Nigerian Afrobeat star Justin Bieber is following on Instagram, it’s a great point to prove that they collaborated and gave the world a Jam.

The two tied on the song “Attention” which emerged to be a hit song every Afrobeat enthusiast Jammed to.

The song ‘Attention’ was part of Omah Lay’s latest album ‘Boy Alone’ hit tracks.

Meek Mill

Robert Rihmeek Williams who is better known by his stage name, Meek Mill is another global musical maestro who has found taste in the Afrobeat genre.

He was introduced to the genre by Davido and has since then managed to register one song with the singer.

They collaborated on the song, ‘Fans mi’ and gave out a jam in the year 2015. The song trended via all the social media platforms and even invited a vast number of American rappers who collaborated with Afrobeat stars.

The song is identified as one of the early International collaborations that happened in the Afrobeat forum.