After the wave of the internet, there came social media, and music and video streaming applications like Youtube, Pandora, Spotify and Soundcloud. Together, these resources combined with the growth and expansion of Africa's cultural influence, African musicians have definitely taken their work to the next level.
Art has always been a part of African culture and civilizations since the beginning of time. However, with time, the synchronization of different religions, blending of various groups, political shifts, and complicated histories, has helped to shape what we know now as the African aesthetic.
In recent years, African artists have taken advantage by bravely showcasing their culture with no apologies. Resulting in a niche, African artists have successfully drawn eyes to the continent for all of the right reasons. As a result, we have seen many traditional African hairstyles, prints, jewelry and style of clothing become very popular across the diaspora.
To celebrate the influence of African culture in the most genuine and positive way, the Starilized team decided to highlight our favorite African music videos. In this post we will be sharing our favorite music videos that scream #ForTheCulture, and draws on different African aesthetics. Feel free to let us know what your favorite music videos are in the comments!
1. Mr. Eazi - Property
2. Wizkid - Come Closer
3. Tiwa Savage - Lova Lova
4. Olamide - Motigbana
4. Burna Boy - Gbona