Nigerian singer-songwriter, Victony, has revealed the reason behind his decision to switch music genres from hip-hop to afrobeats.
The 22-year-old artist, known for his hit song ‘Soweto’, shared that the pandemic quarantine provided him with the opportunity to explore and discover himself.
During the lockdown, he felt a different aura and was inspired to try something new in his music. Explaining the transition to afrobeats, Victony mentioned that it presented a challenge because of the importance of relatability in the genre. Despite this, he embraced the creative process and explored metaphoric writing.
Victony also shared how music played a significant role in his healing journey after a life-altering car accident that resulted in him being in a wheelchair for about a year. The accident tragically claimed the life of one of his friends.
He expressed gratitude for the positive reception of his collaboration with Mayorkun titled ‘Holy Father’, which further motivated him to complete his project and pursue success in the afrobeats genre.
However, the singer also revealed that he still carries a sense of guilt over not being able to remember how the accident occurred, and he wonders if things might have been different if he had been conscious during the incident.
Despite these haunting thoughts, Victony continues to forge ahead in his music career with determination and creativity.