Davido listed top musicians who brought Afrobeats into the mainstream, mentioning Burna Boy and others as newcomers.
The Grammy-winning performer spoke to Brut Afrique how he and Wizkid started the Afrobeats trend in the world.
He also acknowledged the recent contributions made by other artists, whom he referred to as “new cats,” like Burna Boy, Asake, Rema, and many others.
Afrobeats is a music genre that originated in Nigeria and incorporates elements of various African musical styles, such as highlife, juju, and Afro-funk, with Western influences like hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall.
It gained international recognition and popularity in recent years, with artists like Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid, and others leading the way.
Davido’s statement acknowledges the contributions of established musicians who have been part of the Afrobeats movement for a longer time and recognizes their influence in bringing the genre to the mainstream.
Meanwhile, he refers to artists like Burna Boy as relative newcomers, indicating that they have emerged more recently but have quickly gained prominence within the Afrobeats scene.
“Everyone knows that Wizkid and I blew it up, and we were two of the first. You understand what I’m saying, the ‘Timeless’ creator began.
Davido also said…
“Feels good to also see the new cats coming up. You know Burna Boy, Rema, Fireboy, Mayorkun. You know a lot of new cats coming in, killing it; Asake that’s on my album. So yeah, I think the future of Afrobeats is good.”