Christian Adofo — author of A Quick Ting On Afrobeats, the first book in Magdalene Abraha's trailblazing A Quick Ting On series — has spoken to the Guardian about Afrobeats.
In their article '‘The world is now coming to Africa’: why Madonna and Ed Sheeran want a piece of Afrobeats', The Guardian wrote: "Christian Adofo, author of A Quick Ting on Afrobeats, the first book about the genre, argues that these developments relate to other sociocultural changes among the diaspora. He traces it to the annual homecoming events in December in Ghana and Nigeria – where diasporans return to the continent for musical and social events, and to visit loved ones. “The cultural programming, featuring a mix of artists from west Africa and the wider African diaspora, pulls a cosmopolitan range of creatives together,” he says. “They’re networking and bringing their professional expertise to push the subculture around the sound holistically.”
For the full piece, read on here.