This article is about West African pop music, a 21st-century genre and umbrella word. See Afrobeat for the 1960s/1970s genre popularized by performers such as Fela Kuti and Tony Allen. Afroswing is a British genre popularized by J Hus.
“Afropop” is a misnomer. See Afropop Worldwide for the radio show.

Afrobeats (not to be confused with Afrobeat or Afroswing, also known as Afro-pop and Afrofusion) is an umbrella name for popular music from West Africa and the diaspora that originated in Nigeria, Ghana, and the United Kingdom in the 2000s and 2010s. Afrobeats is a description for the confluence of sounds emanating from Ghana and Nigeria, rather than a specific style. Hiplife, jùj music, highlife, and Naija beat, among other genres, were merged under this umbrella.

Lagos, Accra, and London are the main centers of Afrobeats production. The Black Atlantic’s Paul Gilroy muses on how the London music scene is evolving as a result of changing demographics.