Award winning Nigerian artist Burna Boy has claimed that Afro beats is about nothing.
According to him, the popular music genre is a lackluster with no lyrical substance asserting that it is only about having a good time.
Burna Boy added that most afro beat artists don’t have any real life experiences hence why their music is mostly about nothing.
“Almost half of them have no real-life experience’s that they can understand which is why you hear most of the Nigerian music, Afrobeats as you people call it, is mostly about nothing,There is no substance to it — like, nobody is talking about anything in it. it is just a great time. It’s an amazing time. But at the end of the day, life is not an amazing time. No matter how nice of a time you are having now or you had at some point or you plan to have, you are still going to face life,” he said in an interview.
“So, for me, I feel like music should be the essence of the artiste. The artiste is a person who has good day, bad day, his great days and worst days. So, I’m dropping a project that should be a window for the fans to see those experiences,” Burna Boy added.
DAILY POST, a Nigerian publication, recalls that Burna Boy reiterated his genre of music is not Afro beats but afro fusion which he said is a fusion of afro beat, hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and dancehall.
Burna has been credited with helping spread the popularity of Afro beats and his special blend makes him a force to reckon with in Africa and worldwide.
The self-styled African Giant took to social media on Monday to share the artwork for the music project
The album is Burna’s 7th studio album and is set for release on August 25.
The much-anticipated album comes off the heels of his Grammy-nominated sixth album ‘Love, Damini’ released in 2022.
The confession from the self proclaimed Afrobeat king has aroused a deeper conversation about the afro beat genre from critics and fans alike.
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