Afrobeats Has Influenced Music Genre In Uganda – Azawi


During a recent interview on 3 Music TV in Accra, Ghana, Ugandan artist Azawi shared insights into the influence of Afrobeats on Uganda’s music scene and the diverse array of genres within the country’s industry.

When discussing the impact of Afrobeats on Uganda’s music, Azawi highlighted the country’s unique approach, noting that while Afrobeats undoubtedly influence Ugandan artists, they also incorporate their own distinct styles by singing in various languages.

For Azawi, music transcends rigid categorization, viewing all African music as part of a rich cultural tapestry woven from diverse languages and traditions.

She pointed out the absence of a singular genre defining Uganda’s music landscape, highlighting historical shifts from traditional genres like “Kadongo Kamu” to the introduction of Congolese “Lingala.”


Azawi also noted the pivotal role of artists such as Jose Chameleone, who popularized “Zuku,” a precursor to the contemporary sounds of Dancehall and Afrobeats embraced by the new generation of Ugandan musicians.



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