Photo courtesy of Izzy Odigie.

Here's Your Afrobeats Dance Workout Playlist

Courtesy of Izzy Odigie.

Izzy Odigie is one the best Afro-fusion dancers and choreographers doing it right now.

Having grown up in Nigeria and later moved to the States, Izzy's dance style sits at the perfect intersection of afrobeats, hip-hop and pop moves.

Izzy got her first major break on the Afro-dance scene with her striking on-stage freestyle alongside Eddy Kenzo and, since then, she's racked up millions of views on Youtube for her choreography and dance freestyles to all the major afrobeats hits.

Izzy will be hosting a free Afrobeats Dance Workout session, presented by OkayAfrica and Samsung, in celebration of National Dance Day tomorrow July 25 in New York City. Make sure you RSVP here.

Ahead of that class we asked her to round up some of her go-to Afrobeats Dance Workout jams. She describes this as "a groove playlist of south, east, and west African bangers that will have you up & dancing no matter where you're from."

Get into this special Afrobeats Dance Workout playlist below.

Follow OkayAfrica on Spotify and Apple Music for many more playlists.

News Brief

Wizkid Spoils Fans By Dropping the Music Video For 'No Stress'

Oh, you thought he was done for the day?

All in a day's work! Nigerian superstar Wizkid is climbing his way further and further up the charts (and our lists of favourites) by releasing visuals to accompany track "No Stress," off of his freshly released album Made In Lagos.

It's hard not to move to the track on its own, and now we have a plethora of beautiful African women to virtually jam out with. The release of the second single off the high anticipated MIL album comes as Wizkid toyed with fans by simply tweeting "No Stress."

So far, the album has amassed over a million streams in under 24 hours on Boomplay. The 14-track album features music heavy weights including Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Terri.

The album was originally meant to drop two weeks ago, but with the political and social terror occurring presently in his home country Nigeria, Wizkid chose to delay it.

Watch the music video for "No Stress" by Wizkid below.

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