Nigerian Afrobeats Albums that have been confirmed for release in 2023 can be accessed below.
Get ready to groove to the rhythm as the Afrobeats music scene reaches new heights in the upcoming year! From the infectious Afrobeat to the catchy tunes of Afropop, and the soulful fusion of Afrofusion to the nostalgic vibes of highlife, the Nigerian music industry is set to deliver a mind-blowing musical experience like never before.
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Let’s delve into the confirmed Afrobeats Albums for 2023 that will take you on a sonic adventure, making your heart skip a beat and your body move to the irresistible groove.
Nigerian Afrobeats Albums Confirmed For 2023
Asake – Work of Art
Asake, the rising star, is all set to extend his remarkable one-year run to a two-year run with the announcement of his sophomore album, ‘Work of Art.’ The news came as a big shock to his fans when he took to social media on May 23 to reveal that the album is scheduled for release on June 15.
‘Work of Art’ will be Asake’s second album within just 10 months, cementing his status as one of Afrobeats’ most prolific hitmakers since 2022. He kicked off 2023 on a high note with the release of ‘Yoga’ and ‘2:30,’ both of which skyrocketed to No. 1 on streaming charts and the TurnTable Top 100.
In addition to the album release, Asake has also announced an August date for his highly anticipated 02 Arena concert, where the new album is expected to play a significant role in filling up the 20,000 capacity arena.
Omah Lay – Boy Alone (Deluxe)
Omah Lay, the sensational talent of Afrobeats, teased his fans on January 22, 2022, by previewing an unreleased single on his Instagram story. This single is set to be featured on the deluxe version of his 2022 album, ‘Boy Alone.’
Known for his infectious melodies and captivating pop elements, Omah Lay has become one of the most exciting talents in the Afrobeats genre. ‘Boy Alone’ debuted in July 2022 and quickly garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, ranking No. 2 on Pulse’s top 10 albums of 2022.
One of the standout tracks from the album, ‘Soso,’ has been gaining significant traction, reaching an impressive No. 3 on the TurnTable Top 100. With the deluxe version on the horizon, Omah Lay continues to captivate audiences and solidify his position as a rising star in Nigerian music.
Ruger – Ru The World
Ruger, the Afro-dancehall sensation from Nigeria, is gearing up for the release of his highly anticipated debut album, aptly titled “RTW” (Ru The World). After garnering widespread attention and acclaim with hit singles like ‘Snapchat,’ ‘WeWe,’ ‘Red Flags,’ ‘Dior,’ ‘Girlfriend,’ and ‘Asiwaju,’ Ruger is ready to make his mark with a full-length album.
Since his emergence onto the public stage with his self-titled EP “Ruger” in 2020, the dancehall performer has quickly risen to prominence, showcasing his infectious melodies, exceptional song writing, and diverse artistic expression. Ruger’s rapid ascent is deserving of praise, and his potential to take Nigerian music to new heights is undeniable.
In addition to his album release, Ruger has announced a Europe and Canada tour, scheduled from April to June, with stops in Denmark, Italy, Norway, Germany, Poland, France, Finland, Toronto, and more. Fans around the world eagerly anticipate the arrival of “Ru The World” and Ruger’s electrifying live performances.
Amaarae – Fountain Baby
Amaarae, the rising star and creative powerhouse, has tantalized her fans with the announcement of her upcoming album, “Fountain Baby.” Set to be released under the prestigious Interscope label, the album promises a unique blend of love, faith, and sensuality.
The lead single, “Reckless & Sweet,” has already captivated audiences with its infectious rhythm. The accompanying music video features Amaarae alongside renowned models Leomie Anderson and Monyjok Ngor Deng, adding a visually stunning dimension to the release. Amaarae aims to showcase a new energy for 2023 and beyond, presenting her most seductive and confident work to date.
“Reckless & Sweet” embodies the essence of intentional love and sensuality, encouraging listeners to embrace their inner desires and share their passion with the world. Amaarae’s album, “Fountain Baby,” promises to take listeners on an enchanting and soul-stirring journey.
Adekunle Gold – Tio Tequila
Adekunle Gold, the acclaimed Afro-fusion singer-songwriter, has created a buzz among fans by sharing a verse from his upcoming single, “Tio Tequila,” scheduled for release on May 25, 2023. Following the worldwide reception of his first song of 2023, “Party No Dey Stop,” featuring Zinoleesky, the anticipation for his new project is at an all-time high.
Adekunle Gold, known for his versatility and unique sound, continues to captivate audiences with his soulful and engaging music. “Tio Tequila” is expected to add another gem to his already impressive discography, further solidifying his status as one of Nigeria’s most revered artists.
Other Anticipated Afrobeats Albums for 2023
In addition to the above-mentioned Afrobeats albums, Nigerian music enthusiasts can look forward to a plethora of other highly anticipated releases in 2023. Some of these include:
Nonso Amadi – “When It Blooms”
Jesse Jagz – “Family Tree”
Bad Boy Timz – “No Bad Boy, No Party”
Odumodublvck – “Eziokwu” (EP)
Victony – “Outlaw” (Deluxe)
TI Blaze – “Dangerous Wavy Baby” (EP)
Bryann – “Love Drunk Euphoria” (EP)
Mojo & Ronehi – “I Know You Miss Me” (EP)
KINFXLK – “KINFXLK Album”