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Afro B

180 minsFirst aired 7 Feb 2019
Courtesy of Afro B

London’s Afrobeats star on “Joanna” and the new Afro wave, plus 30 years of 2 Live Crew’s As Nasty As They Wanna Be.

London’s huge star Afro B joins us in studio today to talk about the Afrowave sound he’s helped generate with hits like “Joanna (Drogba),” “Shaku Shaku” and “Melanin.” A fusion of hip-hop, dancehall and Afrobeat melodies, the infectious sound started in the UK but has caught the ears of the African continent and anywhere people like to dance, from Paris to New York City and beyond. Afro B joins Vivian in studio today to talk about dancing between genres like kizomba, décalé and azonto; his massive hits and his Team Salut crew and where he’s going next. We’ll also be celebrating the 30 year anniversary of As Nasty As They Wanna Be, the third album by the 2 Live Crew that gave us such salacious hits as “Me So Horny” and “Cmon Babe.”


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Produced by Sara Casella

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