Afrobeats singers get heat for coining lyrics around sex, alcohol and flamboyant lifestyles. But if you deep it, they also wax inspirational occasionally.

So, we compiled 20 afrobeats quotes with real-life applications.

“Who go help you no go stress you”

Coined by street pop artist, Portable, this is your go-to quote when someone offering help wants to make life hard for you.

“We rise by lifting others”

16 Afrobeats Quotes That Apply in Real Life

30BG singer, Davido, did a madness with this one. Use it when you’re in your heavy aspire-to-perspire mode.

“Water no get enemy”

16 Afrobeats Quotes That Apply in Real Life

Coined by the legendary Fela Anikulapo kuti, this quote means everyone fucks with you. You’re that guy.

“Love is sweet o! When money enter love is sweeter”

Another quote from Davido, this is strictly for people in relationships. Use it sparingly in these Tinubu times.

“Ma lo fe broke niggas, fight for your life”

16 Afrobeats Quotes That Apply in Real Life

Rapper, Olamide, coined this quote. We’ll leave you to interpret this one.

“Dangote still dey find money”

16 Afrobeats Quotes That Apply in Real Life

Odogwu Burna Boy has this one. Use it as your “never stop hustling” mantra.

“You go explain, no evidence”

This Burna Boy quote stresses the importance of showing proof of work.

“Ariwo ko ni music, empty barrel lo ma n pariwo”

16 Afrobeats Quotes That Apply in Real Life

Coined by Adekunle Gold, this quote is another cue to show workings.

“If you no get money, hide your face”

16 Afrobeats Quotes That Apply in Real Life

Small Doctor takes the credit for this self-explanatory quote. In this life, just have money.

“The world is full of Sammy Larry”

This Portable-inspired quote is your cue to stay woke and trust nobody.

“Don’t sleep, wake up, collect your money”

This one from Kizz Daniel is saying just one thing: hustle.

“Nobody be your senior man, except your mama born am before them born you”

Coined by rapper Vector, this quote tells you to face the world headstrong. You owe no one an explanation.

“Last last, na everybody go chop breakfast”

This Burna Boy quote is saying everybody will get what’s coming to them.

“Before them use you, I go use my sense”

This Asake quote is your cue to stay smart, stay woke. 

“Sex tape o le baye mi je, igbadun kekere ni”

This Tiwa Savage quote might be all you need to own your mistakes and move on. 

“Iku to pa Iya teacher, o le pawon niggas”

Here, Mohbad quote stresses the fact that death respects no one.

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