Boomplay Powered “Afrobeats” : The Backstory” to Stream on Netflix

The documentary “Afrobeats: The Backstory,” which will be released on June 29, 2022, is a must-watch if you enjoy Afrobeats, African music, pop culture, and history.

The documentary, which was created by filmmaker and cultural steward Ayo Shonaiya, examines the emergence of Afrobeats, the global music craze that originated in Nigeria.

One of the main films to watch out for in Netflix Naija’s 2022 release schedule is “Afrobeats: The Backstory,” which is powered by Boomplay, the top music streaming provider in Africa.


Afrobeats: The Backstory is a historical collection of events that traces the emergence and growth of Afrobeats from the viewpoints of significant industry figures. It was created from footages captured over the previous 20 years.

The 12-part documentary series combines interviews with diverse culture keepers, musicians, and music producers and documents the development, evolution, and export of the Afrobeats genre.

The documentary, according to Shonaiya, intends to provide chronology, first-person experiences, and insights into the development of Nigerian music, particularly Afrobeats, whose origins have been contested.

He said that this generation of music lovers is a victim of the gap between print and online media, and that this has led to opinions, myths, and even western interpretations of the history of the burgeoning Afrobeats movement.

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A significant success for the African music ecosystem and Boomplay is that this documentary will act as a cross-generational resource and industry reference. Sorinola threw in.

Prior to this upcoming release, Boomplay co-hosted the documentary’s exclusive debut with representatives from the industry, business leaders, and the media at the Film House Cinema in Lagos.

The showcase, which took place in 2021, was well received by viewers, who clamoured for its widespread release and distribution.

Boomplay has since provided promotional support for the documentary, including a specially crafted Afrobeats playlist that perfectly combines historic Nigerian music with contemporary Afrobeat music.

The playlist is available on Boomplay, Click HERE To LISTEN!

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About Boomplay

Transsnet Music Limited offers Boomplay, a streaming and download service for music.

Users may stream and download their favorite songs and videos from Boomplay, which has millions of songs, videos, and entertainment news available. Users can also subscribe to have access to premium services like ad-free streaming and music storage for offline usage.

With more than 80 million songs in its library, Boomplay currently has over 70 million monthly active users (MAU). Globally, the service is accessible on mobile devices via the Google Play Store for Android and the App Store for iOS, as well as online at

Regional offices for the business are located in Kenya, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Ghana, and Cameroon.

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