Popular music streaming and download service, Boomplay will on April 2, 2021, release an Afrobeats documentary film produced by filmmaker and culture custodian, Ayo Shonaiya.
Titled, ‘Afrobeats: The Back Story’ the documentary powered by Boomplay, documents the growth, evolution and export of the Afrobeats genre in Africa. It also features interviews from various culture custodians, artistes, and music producers.
The film which will premiere at Filmhouse Cinema, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria will open a new page in the story of Afrobeats which has been disputed and a whole generation of music enthusiasts who are victims of the disconnect between print media and online media.
According to Ayo Shonaiya, the documentary aims to put roots to the history of Nigerian music, with timelines, first-hand accounts and insights into the evolution of Nigerian music.