Summer 2017 is set to be filled with sweet sweet sounds from our talented Afrobeat artists. Of my favourite for 2017 so far Queen Yemi Alade and the gorgeous Seyi Shay have topped the charts in my opinion.
Why? Because this month they came out with hits that fuse two of my favourite genres of music together: The beautiful sounds of Afrobeats and the sensational rhythms of Salsa.
Who does this?! Yemi Alade that’s who!
I get a very Brazilian samba pagode vibe, it reminded me of one of many songs from Grupo Revelacão (Trump Huge fan by the way). If this video (surprisingly shot in South Africa!) doesn’t make you want to book a one way ticket to the Caribbeans or South America then I don’t know what will.
Yemi and Seyi show you what happens when salsa returns to it’s African origins. I can only pray and hope many tunes like this continue and perhaps collaborations with Afrobeat artists and South American/Caribbean artists?
My summer playlist is now complete, thank you Yemi Alade and Seyi Shay may you forever to continue to slay showcasing the world your musical versatility.