- Usher Raymond recently revealed that Amapiano, a South African music genre, and Afrobeats have significantly influenced his creativity in music-making
- In a video shared on social media, Usher expressed his inspiration from these African music styles and hinted at returning to the motherland in his music endeavours
- South Africans reacted with pride, highlighting the global dominance of Amapiano and expressing anticipation for Usher's potential piano-infused project
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American singer and songwriter Usher Raymond recently disclosed how the South African music genre Amapiano influenced his creativity when making music.
Usher Raymond says he was inspired by African music
There's no denying that Amapiano and Afrobeats are taking over the music space worldwide. The two music genres have grown in popularity and have been endorsed by some of the greatest stars.
South Africans were recently left basking in pride when award-winning US singer Usher Raymond disclosed that Amapiano and Afrobeats shaped his music.
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The Love In This Club hitmaker said Amapiano and Afrobeats played a significant role in instigating his creativity when making his music. In a short clip shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, by the popular news page MDN News, Usher said he was returning to the motherland with his music.
Netizens react to Usher being inspired by Amapiano
South Africans are proud that the music genre that originated in their country is dominating the world. Many noted that Amapiano has seen tremendous growth over the past few years, and it won't be long before it takes over the world.
"He must drop a piano song to show amapiano shaped him."
"Amapiano to the world"
"I don't understand please make me understand what Usher is saying "
"I think Usher is going to cook with his next project."
Usher visits Ghana
The singer stepped out to tour parts of Chorkor, where he stopped by BASICS (Brothers And Sisters In Christ Serving) International School, a faith-based non-profit school.
Usher was joined by fellow American singer SZA, and members of the Global Citizen Festival.