The Afrobeat music genre has continued to break international grounds and attain international relevance.
Several Nigerian musicians have contributed to the soundtrack of the video game console, FIFA 2023.
Pheelz’s ‘Finesse’ featuring BNXN FKA Buju and Bad Boy Timz‘s ‘Skelele‘ featuring Olamide have been included in the soundtrack for FIFA 23 console game.
The Afrobeat stars will join a long list of other artists spread across the world to make up the Soundtrack of one of the highest selling video games.
In a video shared on social media by the game designers, EA Sports FIFA, the caption to the content reads;
“The Sound of The World’s Game. 🔊🌍
Introducing the #FIFA23 Soundtrack.
Featuring over 100 songs from artists representing 34 countries.”
Watch the video below.
The Sound of The World’s Game. 🔊🌍
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 22, 2022
Nigerian musicians, Fireboy and Nneka have also contributed to songs featured on FIFA soundtrack.
Fireboy‘s ‘Party Scatter‘ was part of the soundtrack for FIFA 2021 while Nneka’s ‘Kangpe‘ feat Wesley Williams made the FIFA 2010 soundtrack.
Equally important, the Afrobeat music genre was established by the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti in the late 1960s and early 70s, however, it gained international appeal in the late 2010s due to the influence of the genre’s flag bearers- Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido.
It has become one of the most influential genres across Africa and the rest of the world.