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The Future Of Afrobeat Unleashed


Dive into the status of young sensations who would definitely maintain the legacy of the Afrobeat genre with incredible talents for years to come.

While mortality is preparing to strike the current leaders in the Afrobeat Forum, the young sensations passionately have restored the dynamic foundation of Afrobeat which will forever excel.

This is to exemplify quite what has reformed to be the most enchanting qualities bounded to the status of the Afrobeat young icons who are termed the future of the genre.

Their unique qualities are extraordinary and would with no single doubt maintain the beauty of Afrobeat even if the glory days of Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido fade.

Their stunning talents and efforts so far have thrust our interest as our team has timelessly explored their fate aiding this article.

In this space, we would outline the potential futures of the Afrobeat genre and discuss their status in the hierarchy.



Divine Ikubor in no doubt has reformed his status to become the number one future of the Afrobeat genre who has also breached a vast dimension to put his name across the globe.

Despite being born in the early 2000s, Rema’s musical passion kicked started at an early age which further escalated to a convincing view in his teens.

He had no choice but ventured fully into the forum with an extraordinary talent which infused to become a sensational view of musical talent.

His limelight sparked early in 2019 just quite he released his self-named EP ‘Rema’ a few weeks after he was discovered by the Jonzing World and Mavin Records CEOs, D’Pince and Don Jazzy.

The likes of ‘Dumebi’ and ‘Iron Man’ earned him the reputation he needed to boost his confidence and further released more hit songs to his name.

However, his collaboration with the American musical Gem, Selena Gomez gave him the light he needed globally after ‘Calm Down’ dominated several charts including the Billboard Hot 100. It debuted at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 making him an instant global star.

To date, Rema has carried the Afrobeat genre to a level every other genre could only dream to attain. His influence has also earned him his place as the future of the Afrobeat genre.

Ayra Starr  

Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe who is better known by her stage name, Ayra Starr is recognised as one of the Afrobeat youngsters who has provided just quite one of the vital reasons why the Afrobeat buoyancy will never fail.

She is in the line to rule the Feminine Category having proven her extraordinary musical qualities with ease.

The 2002 Cotonou-born superstar grew up to develop a genuine passion for music which however was sparked by her musically inclined family.

Her quest to become a better version of herself thrust her to venture into modelling at an early age. She collaborated with Quove Model Management before quitting to focus fully on her musical career.

Ayra Starr would write several songs with her brother and bump into them on her Instagram page. However, the beauty of her covers caught the attention of Don Jazzy who offered her the opportunity she needed to show the world her potential.

Debuting with her eponymous debut extended play and its hit track “Away” she rapidly gained prominence amid how Nigerians loved her craft and jammed to it unstoppably.

From this impact, she maintained her peak by sailing further to release an enormous number of hit songs consistently.

Her incredible talent has crowned her the future of Afrobeat having thrilled Afrobeat Enthusiasts with incredible hit songs since the core of her career.


Even though it seems like the rap genre is dying in the Nigerian musical curriculum, Blaqbonez is the new Gem that has restored its glory in full.

Emeka Akumefule who is adored for his unique rap style has embraced every pressure that embodies the top spot with the incredible view of his rapping qualities.

Just like most Rappers, Blaqbonez kicked started his rapping quest in his childhood after being triggered to rap by a kid Rapper. He carried his rap reputation for years until he infused his qualities to become a professional.  Despite that his parents never found his rap career thrilling, he pursued his dream secretly.

After freestyling and battling with co-rappers on stage, he was recognised by one of the highly profiled Record labels in Nigeria, Chocolate City which offered him a profound opportunity to deploy his talent to the world.

He embraced the opportunity and utilised it by releasing his debut EP ‘Bad Boy Blaq’ which gave him the boost he needed to dominate the Afrobeat rap genre.

Today, Blaqbonez stand to be one of the young promising Afrobeat Rappers who would replace the likes of M.I Abaga and Olamide when they finally retire.


Afrobeat also has been incredibly graced by comprising one of the world’s young extraordinary songwriters and vibe geniuses, BNXN formally known as Buju.

He in no doubt has earned his place in this category having added to the growth of Afrobeat with his sensational talent.

After the freestyles of the young sensation identified as Daniel Benson went viral, he quickly gained Burna Boy’s attention who signed him to his record label, Spaceship Records. His time at this peak didn’t quite yield the glory he needed to be noticed by the world until he featured Blaqbonez on the song ‘Bling’.

People loved his verse in the hit song which infused his confidence and he mutually parted ways with Burna Boy’s Record Label. After this great decision, he gained the limelight he needed by releasing hit songs non-stop to his growth.


Joseph Akinwale who is famously identified by his stage name, Joeboy also deservedly has breached an extraordinary feat to attain his spot in this category.

Despite crowning himself the king of love songs in the Afrobeat forum, he has however proven that by the numbers he has bagged on the major streaming platforms since he debuted in the Nigerian music firm.

Joeboy rose to stardom after releasing his debut single Faji shortly after he was discovered by the Nigerian sensational singer, Mr Eazi through his already sold-out music portfolio and label, Empawa.

Joeboy emerged to be a stand-out artist among all the amazing talents battling for their peak in Empawa which however made it easier for him to attain stardom.