Wizkid claimed that Afrobeats is the new pop, claiming that one of his songs has sold two million copies in America.
Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, a Nigerian award-winning singer, has made a mockery of the music industry’s rap genre. During an interview with 10 Magazine, he stated that he does not listen to rap music because it is dead and boring.
Listening to rap, according to the “Essence” artist, is tiring because artists frequently repeat beats and flows. Wizkid declares Afrobeats to be the new pop after selling two million downloads of one of his singles in the United States alone.
“Afrobeats is the new pop,” he says. In America, I sold two million copies of one song! Even some American artists have yet to receive a diamond record. To be honest, I no longer listen to any other type of music.
I don’t listen to rap because it bores me. It’s dead and tired now. “These guys rap on the same beats and have the same flows.”
The statement elicited a variety of reactions from the general public, with industry experts and netizens posting mixed reactions in response to his statement.
“I kuku no blame am for saying such,” emini kabex wrote. When even the godfathers and mentors of the rap game would rather invest in an average singer than help an obviously talented rapper out of fear that he would dethrone them and take their places. When the search for a club hit song becomes more important than the love of the game. When even rappers refuse to collaborate with their peers out of ego, beef, and pride, but will spend their last millions to gum body with singers who use trending slang or lamba blow… “What did you expect?”
“I listen to Rap and Hip Hop every day of my life,” preacherbeats wrote. And until I die WizKids’ endorsement of Rap music is unnecessary. He should stay with his Afrobeat.”
“I’m not a Wizkid fan, but I totally agree with everything because I mostly listen to Afro pop now and I can’t stand rap songs, dead and boring like he said,” moyamilia wrote.
“Rap is harder than Afrobeats; repetitive chorus/hooks,” ezeqwesiri wrote. Rap will never die.”
“I can’t agree with this, it’s not dead, it’s just not your type of music, not everyone likes Afrobeats,” vsace ike wrote. Someone like you would be more likely to enjoy Afro beats than someone who grew up in an environment where they could relate to rap music.”
“Mumu have audacity to say same flow and same line for ode wey don over use she say she say,nothing person no go see for this small pikin hand,” cynthialopez official_ wrote.
“This may come across as disrespectful, but you need some level of intellectual prowess to actually understand and enjoy rap, that shit is hardcore poetry with rhythm and cadence,” nzeakokosi7 wrote. It’s not for everyone; I enjoy Afro beats, but they’re just repetitive hooks/choruses and beats with little wordplay. The producers and beat makers, in my opinion, are the heroes of Afro beats.”
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