Amapiano Infused

Amapiano infused is a style of African music that blends elements of South African amapiano with Afrobeats. It emerged in the late 2010s in Nigeria following the rise of amapiano both in Africa and globally.

The production fuses traditional amapiano sounds, such as the distinctive drum rhythms, shakers, and log drums, with West African pop and Afrobeat.

Popularized by producers such as Niphkeys, Magicsticks, and Sarz, the sound has dominated the African music scene for the past few years. Notable artists that make amapiano infused music include Asake, Zinoleesky, and Tiwa Savage.

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