The 5 Best Afrobeat/Afropop Albums Of April 2023

Hello and welcome to the exciting world of Afrobeat music! Fans of this genre have had a fantastic ride in April 2023, as several exceptional Afrobeat albums have graced the music world. These albums have produced a compelling combination of African sounds and contemporary influences, from addictive rhythms to deep melodies.

Join us as we delve into the month’s thrilling Afrobeat releases, highlighting the genre’s great skill and originality. Prepare to groove, swing, and be immersed in the enthralling rhythms that define Afrobeat music.

Worlasi – The.Rap.Y

Contemporary Ghanaian artist, Worlasi, has returned with a bang after taking some time off the music scene. He has released a new extended play titled ‘The. Rap. Y’. The album is an ode to his rap roots, with a total of seven songs that showcase his versatility as a rapper and songwriter.

The album features a guest appearance by David Hammond, who adds his own unique style to the tracks. The beats on the project are a perfect mix of modern trap and classic hip-hop, which provides a perfect backdrop for Worlasi’s deep, introspective lyrics. The album is a breath of fresh air in the Ghanaian music industry, and it’s no surprise that fans and critics alike are excited about his return.

Uncle Waffles – Asylum

South African DJ and producer Uncle Waffles has unveiled his latest project, a seven-track album titled “Asylum.” The album features a range of collaborations with other artists, showcasing Uncle Waffles’ versatility and ability to work with different genres.

“Asylum” is a must-listen for fans of South African dance and electronic music, as well as anyone who appreciates innovative and diverse sounds. With this album, Uncle Waffles cements her place as one of South Africa’s most exciting and talented music acts.

Kweku Smoke – Old Compound

Ghanaian rapper Kweku Smoke has just dropped his latest project, an EP titled Old Compound. The seven-track offering is a follow-up to his 2020 debut album, Snoop Forever, and features a sole guest appearance from Ghanaian singer Kwami Eugene on the track “Be Mine.”

Despite only having one guest feature, Kweku Smoke delivers a diverse range of sounds and themes on the project, with tracks like “Hope” and “Stay Alert” showing off his gritty, street-oriented side, while “Be Mine”  lean more towards Afrobeat and highlife influences.

Old Compound is a solid offering from Kweku Smoke and further cements his status as one of Ghana’s most exciting young rap talents.

Rema – Rave & Roses

Nigerian singer and songwriter Rema has released an ultra (deluxe edition) of his album “Rave & Roses” with new songs added to enhance the listening experience for his fans. The deluxe version includes 6 additional tracks to the original that adds new dimensions to the original body of work, enhancing the listening experience for fans and aficionados alike.

The album’s original release, which marked a significant period for the artist, propelled him to unprecedented heights in the music industry. The album’s standout track, “Calm Down,” has achieved global success, with platinum and gold certifications in various countries and the accompanying music video becoming the most viewed Afrobeats music video of all time on YouTube with 444 million views.

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