Must Read : KiDi and King Promise Represents Ghana On The Newly Created UK Afrobeats Chart Compiled By Official Chart Company and BBC 1Xtra.
The emergence of African music onto the global mainstream music industry has opened doors to several investments in the entertainment industry in Africa. The popularising of the African sound, Afrobeats has over the years given Africa the attention it hadn’t gotten over the years.
Afrobeats keep breaking barriers and winning more souls through music. Great Afrobeats evangelists like Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Sarkodie, Fuse ODG, Mr. Eazi, Afro B, D Banj, Don Jazzy amongst other notable talents have bridged the gap between Africa and the rest of the world through the Afrobeats culture with the aim of redefining the African continent as a hub of talents and uniting the rest of the world through quality and groovy sound. Over the years, African artists have been the center of attraction showcasing their enormous and distinct talents by pulling enviable plugs in terms of collaborating with popular artistes on the world stage, headlining own concerts, filling higher capacity auditoriums and winning notable international awards.
This has led to the creation of a permanent chart solely aimed at representing the Afrobeats culture and the sound of global mainstream entertainment. The newly created UK Afrobeats Chart compiled by the Official Charts Company and broadcasted on the premier BBC Radio 1xtra. The rankings of the chart are based on digital sales and streams in the UK.
The debut chart has been released African talents like Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, and other artistes represented their footprints on the chart.
Surprisingly, Ghanaian hit song Say cheese by KiDi which is the lead single off his Blue EP and a feature by King Promise on Mr.Eazi’s “Baby I’m jealous” peaked numbers 15 and 16 respectively.
KiDi’s Say Cheese has dominated the airwaves home and abroad with its simplicity and catchy chorus. It has been ranked on every local music chart and still continues to dominate the airwaves and online streaming platforms.
This is very good for the Ghanaian music industry which has over the years been criticized for not pulling enough strings to make it to the global scene despite being the second most vibrant in West Africa after Nigeria and one of the best on the continent.
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