Toppa Top 10: Ten Afrobeats Artists You Should Listen To Right Now If You Love Caribbean Music

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April 4, 2016


3. Wizkid
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With the possible exception of Davido, Wizkid is Nigeria’s most visible and lauded pop star right now. Though his style is less noticeably Caribbean-inspired than other artists on this list, his music at times recalls that of Popcaan, with whom he shares a mixture of honest vulnerability and youthful exuberance. Already a huge star across Africa, Wizkid gained one of the most valuable co-signs in music last year when Drake issued a remix of the sublime โ€œOjuelegba,โ€ also featuring Nigerian-British rapper Skepta. With that endorsement in his pocket โ€” along with collaborations with Major Lazer (heโ€™s on Peace is the Mission bonus track โ€œBoomโ€) and Rihanna (for whom heโ€™s recently written) โ€”ย you can bet Wizkidโ€™s name will be ringing a lot more bells in North America and Caribbean from now on.