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Wizkid, who was recently featured on US Based Hunter Magazine, talked about a couple of things to include his music, he international market and more.
The COME CLOSER crooner on music, explained that although his goal is to make music for the world, he is however contented with his fan-base at the moment.
Having been the but of many jokes as to him trying to live and act like afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Wizkid made it clear that this isn’t the case., He explained that although he idolises the afrobeat legend, he however isn’t trying to live like him.
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.
On the 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.
On 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.
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