“I love Afrobeats, Burna Boy” – Shakira reveals her tastes in music


Global superstar Shakira has expressed her admiration for African music and Afrobeats, praising Burna Boy and upcoming artist Tyla from South Africa in particular.

In a Rolling Stone interview, the Colombian singer-songwriter expressed her enthusiasm for the vivid rhythms and genuine energy of Afrobeats and described her musical preferences as varied, honest, and true.

Shakira used a clip of Golden Sounds’ famous Cameroonian song “Zangaléwa” in her 2010 World Cup hit song “Waka, Waka (This Time For Africa)”.

She said:

“If I could explain my taste in music in three words, I would say eclectic, honest and real.

“I love anything Afrobeats. I like Tyla, I like Burna Boy, anything Afrobeats. But I love Burna so much.”

Recall that, Shakira currently considers her American competitor, Beyoncé, “the queen” of pop.

She mentioned how much Beyoncé had accomplished for women in general and women of colour in the US and around the world.

In the most recent episode of her Apple Music programme Shakira Radio Station, the “Hips Don’t Lie” crooner made a statement.

“She [Beyoncé’] is the queen. I mean, this is just so incredible, what she does for minorities in the US and around the world, what she’s done for women of color, what she’s done for women in general. The purpose that her life and her music has, it’s undeniable and it’s of a great magnitude,” she said.