The annual celebration of Caribbean culture has always been in line with the Notting Hill Carnival. This year, the 50th year, outraged Twitter users react to speculations of an Afrobeat float making its debut at the annual event.

Here is what some users had to say;

“Afrobeats should not. I repeat SHOULD NOT be playing at Carnival. Carnival is a Caribbean celebration. Afrobeats is not a Caribbean genre,” angry Twitter user @Anonymaze posted on the social media platform yesterday (Aug 3). He added: “I find it very disrespectful seeing floats playing afrobeats at Carnival. I don’t even hate afrobeats but you don’t do dem tings man.”

User @RayVsJonez went on: “Imagine they started playing big bashment and soca sets at Ghana Party In The Park. It would defeat the whole object, but you wanna force afrobeats at carnival?”

@GloriaDeluss echoed his sentiments and pleaded with those embroiled in the debate to “calm down”.

“Playing Afrobeats at carnival ain’t that deep though. People beefing over music. It’s come to this? Calm down,” she wrote.

@CaroOhemaa added: “*sigh* so your BIGGEST worry about Notting Hill Carnival is the presence of 1 – 1 afrobeats floats? I feel like I’m back in secondary school.”

Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that has been led by the British West Indian community since 1966.

Have your say. Do you think an Afrobeat float has a place at the Notting Hill Carnival?




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