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Best of the Listening Room: The Lagos Thugs Afrobeat

Best of the Listening Room: The Lagos Thugs Afrobeat
November 2, 2021

The dose of vibrancy we all need. They may be new, but The Lagos Thugs Afrobeat are already giving a seasoned, polyrhythmic, horn-laden sound. Check out their Listening Room below, and then keep reading for a little more about this rising group.

Can you describe your music style in six words?

Exceptional, hardcore, extraordinary, addictive, educational and revolutionary.

Name an accomplishment you are most proud of.

We started the band in 2020, and within six months we’ve played over twenty gigs and two international festivals.

What are you working on right now?

We are working on our new release titled ' ' '' Wetin I see '' to be released soon.

Are there any specific albums or artists that have had a big influence on your music career and style? 

Yes, Seun Anikulapo Kuti. He really has influenced our compositions and (teaser!) we might have him on our debut album.

Dream collaboration and why?

Burnaboy and Seun Kuti. They’ve each really carried the culture of Afrobeat out to the world. 

If you could play a Sofar show anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you want it to be?

Sofar London!