In a recent statement, award-winning Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Blaogun professionally known as Wizkid declares the genre of music, rap as being dead and boring.
Wizkid the ‘Essence” crooner made this known during an interview with 10 magazine, a British luxury quarterly magazine published in London, UK as he drags Nigerian rappers that include, MI Abaga, Vector, Olamide, Reminisce, Falz among others.
Recall that Wizkid who recently lamented about his relationship life as he declared himself single and searching released his 5th studio album, More Love Less Ego and by extension sends mixed signal as many concluded that none of the songs on the MLLE have shown the potentiality of shattering records just like tracks in “Made In Lagos” with a particular reference to “Essence.”
Speaking on why he doesn’t like the music genre, Wizkid claimed that most of the rappers do the same thing as there is no development in the music genre noting that most of them rap on the same beats, dished out the same style among others.
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Speaking in a recent interview with 10 magazine, he said: “Afrobeats is the new pop. I sold two million copies in America off of one song! Even some American artists don’t have a diamond record. If I’m being honest, I don’t listen to any other genre of music anymore.
I don’t listen to rap – that shit is boring to me. It’s d£ad now, it’s tired. These guys do the same shit, rap on the same beats and the same flows.”
See reactions that follow Wizkid interview with 10 magazine below;
pwetty_meme: Unku be humble ooo don’t discredit other people’s hardwork mtchewww
wendy_adammaaa: True I No think say we get rappers for Nigeria again aside portable.
ezeqwesiri: Rap is harder than Afrobeats; Repetitive chorus/ hooks. Rap can never die.
cynthialopez_official_; Mumu have audacity to say same flow and same line for ode wey don over use she say she say,nothing person no go see for this small pikin hand
mobolajumoke__: This one and saying rubbish dis days.
_lucy_chiaha: Them don change wizkid. Because the wizkid I knew cannot be like this… he too do these days.
kvng_kallie: Coming from someone that all ur songs are same beats and same words ???? Kontinu.
c_callme_fatima_ : Wizkid and pride… besties 🤝.
preacherbeats: I listen to Rap and Hip Hop everyday of my life. . . . Hip Hop Head til I die 💯 WizKids validation on Rap music is not needed. He should stick to his Afrobeat.
moyamilia: I’m not a wizkid fan but I totally agree to everything cos I mostly listen to Afro pop now and I can’t stand rap songs, dead and boring like he said …..