Afrobeats: The new sound of West Africa that's going global

Story highlightsAfrobeats is a West African style of music making waves internationallyIt is distinct from Fela Kuti's Afrobeat soundScene's biggest names include D'Banj, Atumpan, Wizkid, May7ven and R2BeesStep into any of the countless nightclubs in Lagos and you're bound to find yourself immersed in a sonic journey of pulsating beats, groovy samples and hip-hop kicks.

In a megacity where everybody loves to dance, the tone is set by the infectious sounds of Afrobeats -- a growing music movement that's struck a chord with youth in West Africa and outside the continent.

Although its name sounds similar to Afrobeat -- the eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary sounds pione