bands/musicians The 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 artists like Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors. You get to decide which artists make it to the top with your votes. Thumbs up artists 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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Fela Kuti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
Fela Kuti Highlife, Afrobeat

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Antibalas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
DannyWinegarden added Antibalas Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk

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Tony Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
ispayne1 added Tony Allen

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Femi Kuti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
Femi Kuti Afrobeat, Jazz

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Lijadu Sisters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
Lijadu Sisters Waka music, Disco, Reggae

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Osibisa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
Osibisa Afro-pop

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Cymande is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
Cymande Music of Africa, Reggae, Soul music

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Seun Kuti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
Seun Kuti Afrobeat

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Jorge Ben Jor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
MáviloGallo added Jorge Ben Jor Pop music, Samba rock, Samba - Samba-Rock, Afrobeat  

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Manu Dibango is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
Manu Dibango Soukous, Afrobeat, Makossa

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Kokolo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time

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Miriam Makeba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
Miriam Makeba Folk music, World music, Afrobeat

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Hugh Masekela is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
Hugh Masekela Afrobeat, Jazz

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Sonny Okosun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time

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Lágbájá is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
Lágbájá Afrobeat

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Kola Ogunkoya is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time

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Chicago Afrobeat Project is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time

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Adé Bantu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
Adé Bantu Dancehall, Rap music, Afrobeat

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Funsho Ogundipe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time

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Chopteeth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time
Chopteeth Highlife, Afrobeat, African popular music

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Dele Sosimi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Afrobeat Bands/Artists of All Time