Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time Bands/Musicians

Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time

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Afrobeat artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good afrobeat bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top afrobeat bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Afrobeat groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all afrobeat bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest afrobeat bands of all time, since the most famous afrobeat artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best afrobeat music.

You can click on the afrobeat band names to see more information about that particular notable afrobeat group. If they're near the top of the best afrobeat artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top afrobeat bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the afrobeat band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of items like Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors. You get to decide which items make it to the top with your votes. Thumbs up items you like -- Antibalas and Femi Kuti for example.

All important, significant and iconic names in afrobeat music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new afrobeat bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of afrobeat, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into afrobeat music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good afrobeat bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent afrobeat bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best afrobeat bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest afrobeat musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular afrobeat bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Highlife, Afrobeat More
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    Afrobeat, Jazz More
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    Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra

    Afrobeat More
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    Osibisa

    Afro-pop More
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    Music of Africa, Reggae, Soul music More
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    Afrobeat More
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    new! Chicago Afrobeat Project

    added by: davidglines
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    Kola Ogunkoya

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    Pop music, Samba rock, Samba More
    added by: MáviloGallo
    Samba-Rock, Afrobeat 
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    Dele Sosimi

    Afrobeat, Funk More
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    Highlife, Afrobeat, African popular music More
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    Afrobeat, Jazz More
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    Soukous, Afrobeat, Makossa More
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    Sonny Okosun

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    Lágbájá

    Afrobeat More
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    Waka music, Disco, Reggae More
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    Folk music, World music, Afrobeat More
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    Funsho Ogundipe

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    Dancehall, Rap music, Afrobeat More
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