Award-winning Nigerian artist Wizkid, real name Ayodeji Ibrahim Blaogun, claims that rap music is dull and dead in a recent statement.
In an interview with 10 magazine, a British luxury quarterly magazine published in London, UK, Wizkid the “Essence” crooner revealed this while dragging Nigerian rappers like MI Abaga, Vector, Olamide, Reminisce, and Falz.
Recall that Wizkid, who recently expressed regret over his love life by declaring himself single and looking, released his fifth studio album, More Love Less Ego. This sent a confusing message as many believed that none of the songs on MLLE had the potential to break records like songs from “Made In Lagos,” with special emphasis on “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.
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 …..