Journey of the Beats
Made in Nigeria
Journey of the Beats is the untold story of Afrobeats. From the back streets of Lagos and Nigeria to global festivals, stadiums and the Grammys.
In Journey of the Beats, “Music is the fuel that fires up our souls. It’s the oldest form of communication, predating language itself. African music is synonymous with the word Afrobeats.”
Journey of the Beats is a docu-series that follows the journey of Nigerian and black music through the years. The ten-part documentary series is produced by creative entrepreneur, Obi Asika.
Told through the lens of music historians and some of Nigeria’s biggest artists, like 2Baba, P-Square, Onyeka Onwenu, Daddy Showkey, Flavour, and D’Banj, the series tells traces the origins of Afrobeats. Binge the full season on Showmax now.
Viral tracks and superstars
Naija talent is a BIG deal
The soul of Nigeria
The Queens of Afrobeats
African Queen Dominates the Global Charts
Music without DJ's doesn't make sense
Back to the 90s with the real OGs
Daddy Showkey the Legend
Play Nigerian Music
Dig into the history of Afrobeats
Journey of the Beats Episode 10: Spotify companion playlist
In Journey of the Beats Episode 10 we look back at 25 years of Afrobeats hits in a playlist curated by the legendary Obi Asika.
Journey of the Beats Episode 9: Spotify companion playlist
In Journey of the Beats Episode 9, we exalt the Afrobeats genre as a true global giant, churning out hit after hit that criss-cross the globe.
Journey of the Beats Episode 8: Spotify companion playlist
In Journey of the Beats Episode 8, come with us as we see Afrobeats cross the divide to global hitmaker. Watch all episodes on Showmax.
Journey of the Beats Episode 7: Spotify companion playlist
Journey of the Beats tells a once-in-a-lifetime story that explores the origin and evolution of Afrobeats and black music. Each episode is complemented by a Spotify playlist. Episode Seven: Afrobeat […]
Journey of the Beats Episode 6: Spotify companion playlist
In Journey of the Beats episode 6, we revisit the soul queens of the 70s and 80s, the female hip hop artists of the 90s and 2000s, and bow to the reigning queens of Afrobeats.
Journey of the Beats Episode 5: Spotify companion playlist
Episode 5 of Journey of the Beats is called The World is Watching, and explores the booming Nigerian music scene of the late 2000s. Watch on Showmax.
Journey of the Beats Episode 4: Spotify companion playlist
In Journey of the Beats Episode 4, curated by DJ Neptune, you’ll hear a solid eight hours of Afrobeats tracks from 2003 and 2004.
Journey of the Beats Episode 3: Spotify companion playlist
Journey of the Beats episode 3 is about Nigeria’s hip-hop and R&B pioneers. Follow the rise of their star power and the emerging rivalries.