Afrobeats superstar, Wizkid has revealed that he can never make political music like legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Speaking with Vogue magazine, Wizkid said he prefers to make ‘feel good’ music, adding that political music makes people go over their heads.
“I hate it because I feel like it goes over their heads, you know? I love to make feel-good music,” he stated.
The Star Boy as fondly called, however, explained how the current iteration of Afrobeats on the global stage, has helped to rehabilitate the much-maligned image of Africa, more accurately shining a light on its creativity and excellence.
Wizkid also spoke about how Afrobeats is recasting negative Western perceptions, for the African diaspora, including African-Americans disconnected from their ancestral roots.
“That’s why we make the music. To touch people in different ways, make them feel proud of their culture and w. they’re from. It’s a conscious part of the process.
“I always say to my friends and my peers, you have to be aware of the impact this music makes. It has reshaped the UK scene, giving rise to one of our own greatest musical exports, the hybrid genre, Afroswing. Wiz himself is “a big fan – I love everyone who makes it,” he was quoted as saying.
When asked how he feels about .ing a key role in making Afrobeats global, he responded: It feels good. “It feels good to be young and actually seeing the world appreciate the music, which is definitely something I’ve always been passionate about – having the world listen to Afrobeats music just like every other genre. I wanted them to love that music.
“T.’s so much talent in Africa, and I feel like the world needs to hear that. From producers to photographers to filmmakers to actors to musicians, t. are so many amazing talents. T.’s more to come from Africa.”
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