Afro B kicked off his 2018 by teasing us all on social media with a video of him singing along to his brand new single “Drogba” (Joanna), which is taken from his upcoming ‘Afrowave 2’ Mixtape. Fans were eagerly anticipating the release of this one, a tribute to his fellow countryman and one of Ivory Coast’s greatest ever sportsman Dider Drogba. When speaking to Red Bull Music about the track, Afro B explained “This song really represents where I come from, Ivory Coast. There’s not many artists or entertainers from Ivory Coast in the UK, so I really wanted to use this song to put the country and culture on the map. I also wanted to bring back the authentic Afrobeats sound and promote the African Diaspora.”
Many claim Afro B to have been one of the founders of the Afro Bashment or ‘AfroWave’ sound as he likes to call the genre, which he describes as a fusion of hip-hop, dancehall and Afrobeat melodies. We’ve seen the likes of J Hus, Kojo Funds & Yxng Bane bring this type of music to the forefront of the UK scene in recent times.
You can catch Afro B during his weekly radio show on Capital XTRA, Saturday nights between 11pm — 1am. Don’t forget to stream “Drogba” (Joanna) across your preferred streaming platform now.