Afropop

noun

Af·​ro·​pop ˈa-frō-ˌpäp How to pronounce Afropop (audio)
: African popular music
Soulful, funky Afropop is Benin-born singer Angelique Kidjo's forte.Erin Taylor Monroney

Examples of Afropop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While maintaining a musical style predominantly centered around Afropop, Dystinct has recently begun experimenting with blending dialects, incorporating elements of Moroccan Darija with Egyptian or Gulf dialects. Hala Mustafa, Billboard, 22 Apr. 2024 Produced by Kel-P, the track employs a spellbinding, psychedelic flavor of Afropop that draws listeners in just the way the rockstar lifestyle drew in Gold. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 29 Feb. 2024 Your press materials for The Evil Genius describe Afropop and Afrobeats as two genres included across it. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 8 Sep. 2023 The album is all over the map, with a colorful sonic palette of R&B, Afropop, guitar pop and even Japanese folk. Thania Garcia, Variety, 9 June 2023 Then, with his third album, Playboy, the rising star outdid himself with a collection of quintessentially euphoric Afropop. Spin Staff, SPIN, 16 Dec. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

afro- + pop entry 6

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Afropop was in 1974

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Cite this Entry

“Afropop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Afropop. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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