Nola Adé plots the future of Afrobeats with “Royal”
Nola Adé is a trailblaser in the midst of the resounding global Afrobeats surge in the United States, blavity.com reports.
The impact on the American music industry, the outlet stated, is proving to be substantial and enduring. Noting that even established figures like Chris Brown and Selena Gomez are diving into the Afrobeats scene, it added that the genre itself is undergoing a transformation, with artistes fearlessly merging African sounds with Western influences, creating a novel and exhilarating musical landscape.
Being Nigerian American, Adé seamlessly weaves together her diverse influences in R&B, pop and Nigerian music, reflecting a rich tapestry of cultural experiences.
In an interview with Blavity, she shared, “It’s just kind of like, a blending of cultures.” Family plays a pivotal role in her career, as her brother manages her, and her sister is involved in the engineering aspects of her music.
Adé’s latest hit, “Royal,” is a compelling blend of R&B, soul, and Afrobeats, serving as a self-love anthem born out of personal struggles. Her journey highlights the transformative power of music in overcoming challenges. Adé sees her music as a testament to the evolving landscape of Afrobeats.
The singer envisions a future where collaboration with Afropop icons like Adekunle Gold is a reality. She expresses a desire to experiment further with her sound, aiming to infuse soul with Afrobeat elements for a distinctive and harmonious blend. Adé has since released a deluxe edition of “Royal” on January 11, signaling her continued commitment to pushing the boundaries of Afrobeats in the US music scene.