Africa killed it in global pop culture in 2018

2018 has been a boundary-pushing year for African pop culture. This year saw Africa continue to influence some of the…

2018 has been a boundary-pushing year for African pop culture. This year saw Africa continue to influence some of the most memorable global pop culture moments.

The overwhelming catalyst for this is the sultry and rhythm-intensive genre of West African pop music, popularly known as Afrobeats in Europe and North-America.

Yet, 2018 did not start with another Afrobeats anthem shaking the concrete slabs in Brooklyn, New York. It started in Wakanda, the fictional African superpower created by Marvel Comics as the home of the superhero ‘Black Panther‘.