‘I don’t make Afrobeats’ – Fireboy clarifies

Nigerian singer Fireboy DML has reiterated that his style of music is not Afrobeats.

He, however, said his “roots and identity” are always in his music.

The ‘Peru’ crooner featured as a guest in the latest episode of Amazon Music podcast, ‘B And N.’

He said, “As I always said, I don’t make Afrobeats. I just sort of like combined stuffs. I do different kinds of music so even when I am making R&B or pop, you can hear the Yoruba ‘h’ factor.

“You just know that this is not an American or British person, so you can always tell that my roots and my identity is always in my music.”

Fireboy said Nigerian artists need to take advantage of their newfound global recognition and build a structure for their home music industry.

“One thing I want to take about is we are here [Western world] now. Afrobeats is here now. So what is the way forward? What next?

“I personally think this Afrobeats to the world thing shouldn’t be given more attention. I mean, we are already here. even before the Grammy [created an African category], we’ve already been recognised. We’ve achieved so much. So we need to build a structure. And more concerned about the future of the genre; the sustainability,” he said.

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