The UK’s First Official Afrobeats Chart Debuts This Sunday.
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The UK’s first ever Afrobeats chart is making its debut this Sunday! The Official UK Afrobeats Show will launch on BBC Radio 1Xtra and will give a Top 20 rundown of the hottest Afrobeats tracks.
The live show will be a one-off broadcast hosted by Comedian Eddie Kadi, broadcasters Shopsy Doo and Danai Mavunga, as well as DJ P Montana. After this the chart will be published at 2pm every Sunday via a Spotify playlist, as well as on the Official Charts website. The charts will feature big Afrobeats names like J Hus, Burna Boy and Wizkid, as well as emerging talent.
Kofi Kyei of MOVES Recordings and part of the team that created the chart said:
“It has been amazing to witness over the past decade the sheer growth in African music being welcomed by the UK and the international market.” He continued to say “for too long, Afrobeats artists have had to work tirelessly to get their voices heard”.
You can tune in to the launch show between 1-3pm Sunday 26th July.
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