In an insightful interview with Brut Afrique, David Adeleke, a highly acclaimed singer, and performer, who is widely recognized by his stage name Davido, shed light on the significant role played by two Nigerian artists in introducing the afrobeats genre to the global music scene.
Davido spoke candidly about his own contributions and those of another immensely talented artist, Wizkid, in popularizing the afrobeats sound on a global scale. These two artists, with their unique musical styles and captivating performances, played a pivotal role in showcasing the vibrancy and richness of Nigerian music to the world.
Davido emphasized that their groundbreaking success has paved the way for other talented Nigerian artists to continue promoting and expanding the afrobeats genre. He specifically mentioned Burna Boy, Rema, Asake, and several other notable artists who have emerged in recent times as ‘new cats.’
In his words, “Everybody knows Wizkid and I blew it up. It’s good to see the new cats like Burna, Rema come up…”
The interview highlighted the immense impact of Davido and Wizkid’s music, which transcended borders and resonated with audiences from diverse cultural backgrounds. Their infectious melodies, infectious rhythms, and heartfelt lyrics have captivated listeners worldwide, leading to an increased appreciation for the afrobeats genre and Nigerian music as a whole.
Everybody knows Wizkid and I blew it up. It’s good to see the new cats like Burna, Rema come up…Davido, 2023.
Furthermore, Davido acknowledged the collective effort of Nigerian artists in collectively promoting the afrobeats sound, as their individual successes have collectively propelled the genre’s popularity to new heights. The combined efforts of these talented musicians have undoubtedly solidified afrobeats as a force to be reckoned with in the global music industry.
In conclusion, Davido’s interview with Brut Afrique shed light on the instrumental role played by himself and Wizkid in placing the afrobeats genre on the global music map. Their groundbreaking success has not only opened doors for Nigerian artists but has also garnered international recognition for the vibrant and infectious sound of afrobeats. The continued efforts of artists such as Burna Boy, Rema, Asake, and many more have further contributed to the genre’s growth and ensured its enduring impact on the global music scene.