During the BET Awards ceremony held on Sunday, two prominent American hip-hop artists, Bow Wow and Ja Rule, took the time to express their appreciation for the increasingly popular Nigerian/West African music genre known as afrobeats.
In separate interviews with Black Entertainment Television, both artists spoke glowingly of two of the genre’s most prominent musicians, Burna Boy and Tems. They professed their deep admiration for the unique musical style that afrobeats represents. Their comments have generated considerable buzz among music fans and industry insiders alike as they further highlight the global reach and influence of this exciting and vibrant genre.
According to Bow Wow, he enjoys the energy of afrobeats music and appreciates how people dance to it, particularly the ladies. In his own words:
“Anytime the ladies move to the songs, they are lit. I love the vibe. For me, I love my afrobeats when I’m like on the yatch and it’s like 7:30pm, the sun sets. I just love it. I like Burna Boy’s new record.”
According to Ja Rule, listening to afrobeats music gives him a sense of familiarity and comfort. He expressed his admiration for the genre by stating:
“I love Tems, I love Burna Boy. For me, it feels good. When I listen to the music, it feels like home.”