Ghanaian afrobeats stars D-Black , Fuse ODG & Joey B were featured BBC World News this week in a special on the afrobeats craze taking over the United Kingdom. After headlining their first U.K Concert in June, Black Avenue Muzik rap acts D-Black and Joey B were featured via performances from their concert at the O2 Arena hosted by DJ Abrantee. Performing to a teeming crowd their hits including Alhaji, VERA, Strawberry Ginger, Chop Kenkey and more.

Antennae hit maker FUSE ODG was also prominently featured as BBC reporter ?Lebo Diseko? interviewed him regarding the Afrobeats trend. U.K. based Ghanaian DJ, DJ Abrantee also spoke on the genre he helped make popular in the U.K.? The BBC reported:

?In the 1970s the late Nigerian musician Fela Kuti revolutionised African music with the style he coined Afrobeat. It combined funk, jazz, highlife, chants and traditional rhythms, and often included inflammatory political messages. Four decades later, young African artists in the diaspora are mixing the best sounds from the continent with anything from hip-hop, to reggae and even house, and they call the current craze Afrobeats. For many Africans in the UK, it has led to a new found pride in their backgrounds, as BBC Africa?s Lebo Diseko reports. Watch Video Feature


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