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Wizkid declares that afrobeats is not a genre of music

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Grammy award-winning singer and performer Wizkid declared in a latest put up that the idea of afrobeats is fake as it isn’t a style of music.

The singer had initially dropped hints on not eager to be categorized as an afrobeats artist in earlier posts shared on his social media platform Instagram on Friday, March 15, 2024, his latest put up on social media which he shared on Saturday, March 16, 2024, defined the rationale for his stance placing into perspective why he doesn’t assume afrobeats is a style.

Wizkid acknowledged that all through his lengthy and illustrious profession, he has performed all varieties of music and as such categorizing all of the varieties of music he has performed as afrobeats doesn’t do justice to his artistry. He went on to state that he does not need all his music to solely be categorized as afrobeats as it’s a silly classification as there’s nothing like afrobeats, he went on to point that the idea of afrobeats is only a approach of boxing what African artists create into only one class.

In keeping with his assertion, the musical style often known as afrobeats was basically invented by sure people as a method of classifying the various vary of music produced by African artists right into a single, unified class.

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His put up on social media learn, “U misplaced folks at all times need somebody to teach you. U acquired your telephone Google analysis sh*t or take a flight and see the world don’t be ignorant and silly on a regular basis. Hear, am I African? Sure! However I do make all kinds of music. Advantageous music! However I don’t need these labeled simply afrobeats. That’s like saying each American artist makes rap. That’s silly. Because of this regardless of how good or wonderful the music we make be it RnB or no matter different style, all of us get nominated in a single Africa class or the opposite. I’ve made songs from completely different genres of music. Made in Lagos shouldn’t be an ‘Afrobeats’ album. That’s a fusion of various sounds. Actual music! The phrase Afrobeats was made up by y’all to place all we make into one field. Fela created Afrobeat!! I make All kinds of music. Fusion of sounds! ‘I’m an artiste’ earlier than anything. True to my artwork. Not scared to strive shit. Now y’all drink some milk!”

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