Introducing: AfroNext - Discover The Most Exciting Emerging Artists in Afrobeats Music


AfroNext is Notjustok's Music discovery newsletter. It will be sent out every Monday and will feature a Song of the Week, Best New Artists recommendations, “Bootstrap”, highlighting one artist with their top 3 songs, and a Playlist Refresh.

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Music is a spiritual thing.

These are the words of legendary Afrobeat-pioneer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Undoubtedly, Afrobeats (not to be confused with Afrobeat) has experienced growth in many regards from the years of Fela with different layers of the genre being birthed every day. Artistes are more experimental, fusing elements of many other genres into Afrobeats - altering the soundscape, creating new sub-genres of music and curating sonic orgasms that cater to an almost insatiable audience. From Rema's versatility, Fireboy DML's lyricism, Joeboy's enchanting melodies, to Omah Lay's unabashed nature, Afrobeats has transcended into new realms.

Now, with the global awakening of Afrobeats and the world magnifying its lenses on Africa, artists all over the country and abroad feel empowered and emboldened. For upcoming acts, that long-awaited break is now often a tweet away, and an international record deal is no longer something that is read only in newspapers and magazines.

AfroNext is dedicated to bridging the gap between consumers of African music and the most exciting emerging talents the industry has to offer. With the gargantuan load of music, consumers are flooded with every other Friday, good music from upcoming artists can often be drowned by artists with heavy promotion budgets. AfroNext helps consumers filter through the noise, spotlighting future superstars and curating the best sonic experience possible from the cesspool of emerging talented musicians Africa has to offer.

For Fela, music was a weapon.
For Burna Boy, music is a unifier.
For Wizkid, music is a lifestyle.
For Davido, music is a good time.
For Tiwa Savage, music is vulnerability.

For us, at AfroNext, music is all of these things as well as a ticket to the world. Discover the next generation of superstars on AfroNext!