Written by Clement Oluwasegun
COME CLOSER crooner, Wizkid who was recently featured on US Based Hunter Magazine, does not think his music is merely afrobeats, but simply good music.
See all he said about his music, international market, his projects and the legend Fela.
On being tagged as the face of Afrobeats:
“I’m not really seeing myself as the one champion of the movement. I’m just contributing my own little part. Keep the movement moving, and take it there, you know? I’d say we make afro-pop. I don’t just make afrobeats… I make music. I draw inspiration from all over. From dancehall reggae, afrobeat, American music as well. Whatever I listen to, I draw inspiration from.”
Talking on similarities between himself and the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti:
“Every artist has that one person that inspired them, or a group of artists that inspired them. Fela happens to be a very big inspiration to my music, Bob Marley as well. So I’m just here spreading good vibes. I’m not trying to live like Fela or do what he has done. I just appreciate everything he did when he was alive and I am here to create my own legacy.”
Regarding expectations from his music on the international scene:
“The aim is not really to cross over. I just want to make good music for the world. It’s really not in my mind to cross over to America. I have my own fan base, which is Africa. And I just want to keep feeding that fan base and hope it grows.”