These American Artists Are Loving Nigerian Pop On Instagram

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Jay Electronica, Drake and Jay Z are showing their affinity for Nigerian pop through a bunch of Instagram posts.


It's no secret that West African artists have been blowing up all over the American and European market for years now. A recent wave of new transatlantic collaborations has seen Nigerian and Ghanaian artists featured on tracks alongside some of hip-hop's biggest names — a trend that can be traced back to Akon's rise and Kanye West signing D'banj which has recently sparked joint efforts from Meek Mill and DavidoSarkodie and Ace Hood, Don Jazzy and Jay Electronica, Fetty Wap and Ayo, Rick Ross and P-SquareWizkid getting remixed by Drake and Skepta, and more. On top of the numerous collaborations, we've come across some Instagram gems of artists like Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, and Jay Z showing their affinity for Nigerian pop, check them out below.

Swizz Beatz jumping on Wizkid's "Ojuelegba" wave.

Alicia Keys also getting in on the action. 

This song makes me happy🌟🌟🌟 #goodvibes @wizkidayo 🌟🌟🌟🌟

A video posted by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on

Then, water dancing to Skales' "Shake Body." 

#AKwaterdance with you-know-who on the adlibs 😂😂😂😂😂👯👯🐠🐠🏊🏽💃🏽

A video posted by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on

And the couple dancing to L.A.X and Wizkid's "Caro."

Happy Feet jamming @wizkidayo

A video posted by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on

Jay Electronica in Don Jazzy's studio while recording "Get Down."

Studio Session with rapper extraordinaire Jay Electronica @THETALENTEDMRFLOWERS #SMD #RocNation @Rocnation

A photo posted by Don Dorobucci (@donjazzy) on

Davido linking up with Future in Atlanta.

OBO X HENDRIX 😈

A photo posted by Davido Adeleke (@davidoofficial) on

(North American) Drake repping the cover art to his Wizkid remix alongside Skepta.

@wizkidayo @skeptagram

A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on

And, of course, H.O.V.A. and Ice Prince.

🙏 #Roc The story Loading... Ice|Hov

A photo posted by Panshak Zamani (@iceprincezamani) on

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