The heavyweight Afrobeats singer believes that Afrobeats was already huge before Drake’s contribution.
Heavyweight Nigerian Singer David Adelekepopularly known as Davidohas given his opinion on Canadian rapper Drake’s influence on the success of Afrobeats on a global scale.
Undoubtedly, the genre is currently the largest and most sought-after genre in the world, with label boys such as Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy and others selling out to arenas around the world.
In a new interview on Bootleg How To PodcastIn the award-winning film, he was asked what he thought of Drake’s influence on the success of Afrobeats, and Davido explained that Afrobeats was huge before Drake jumped on it.
5-time Grammy winner Drake was one of the main international stars to hop on afrobeats after he hopped on Wizkid’s “Ojuelegba remix” with skeptaas well as infusing Afrobeats elements into his groovy tune “One Dance”, which was also featured Wizkida record that has so far gone 6 times platinum in the UK.
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The host mentioned that Drake has the ability to blow up any genre, and that his involvement in Afrobeats has taken him to other parts of the world. Davido agreed with this statement, but opined that Afrobeats was already a big deal. He said:
Afrobeats were definitely huge before Drake. Drake is Drake so I’d be lying if I said he didn’t get some light on him.
Watch the full interview below
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