I call my music Afrofusion – Davido discloses his musical approach and differentiates himself from afrobeats

Davido is the most recent Nigerian musician to criticize Afrobeats, following Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Fireboy in their recent departure from the genre.

The “OBO” crooner bemoaned the “boxing” of all African musicians, regardless of their musical genres, into the Afrobeats genre during an appearance on the most recent episode of the Business Untitled Podcast.

Davido stated;

The first place that accepted African music outside Africa is the UK before America later joined. The UK termed African music Afrobeats.

“Afrobeat is a sound that was originally pioneered by Fela Kuti. But now all African songs are termed Afrobeats. If an African artiste sings pure R&B, sounding like SZA, Summerwalker, they put them under Afrobeats. If an African rapper rapping like Drake, they still put them under Afrobeats.

“I don’t get offended when we’re being categorised as Afrobeats. I mean, we need a genre. It could be R&B or Afropop. I call my music Afrofusion but I’m not big on ‘Oh put Afrofusion on my song.’ I know how long it took for African music to become mainstream.”


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