“Truth & Facts”: Blaqbonez Says Afrobeat Took a Massive Leap After Wizkid Released 'Essence'

“Truth & Facts”: Blaqbonez Says Afrobeat Took a Massive Leap After Wizkid Released 'Essence'

  • Blaqbonez has praised his senior colleague, Wizkid, for his contribution to the Afrobeat genre in Nigeria
  • During an interview in Los Angeles, the singer claimed that after Wizkid released his hit song, 'Essence', Afrobeat took a massive leap
  • Blaqbonez also noted that he didn't expect that he would have the opportunity to perform at the Grammy event

Nigerian singer, Emeka Akumefule, professionally known as Blaqbonez, has opened up about his career and how Afrobeat has progressed as a genre.

The singer, who shared his grass-to-grace story a few years ago, spoke about a few other things in an interview while in Los Angeles.

The musician claimed it was after Grammy Award winner, Wizkid, released one of his hit songs, 'Essence' that Afrobeat took a massive leap.

Blaqbonez praises Wizkid for Afrobeat's success.
Blaqbonez praises Wizkid for promoting Afrobeat. Photo credit @blaqbonez
Source: Instagram

Blaqbonez talks about his career

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Speaking about his music career in the clip, he stated that he never imagined all the accolades and successes he had recorded so far would materialise soon.

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Singer Blaqbonez noted that he is not an optimistic person but that he was working on himself. The 'Back in Uni' crooner mentioned that it was his second time in America.

Below is the clip:

Blaqbonez complains about colleagues

Legit.ng had reported that Blaqbonez cried out about how the music industry had allegedly been unfair to him.

The singer had earlier complained that Wizkid was releasing a new song on the same day he also planned to drop his track.

He claimed the Essence crooner's music prevented his song from getting the desired attention he had been envisaging.

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In another video, he stated that he announced the date he was releasing his song over a month ago but 10 Nigerian singers also decided to drop their music the same day.

Blaqbonez drags Davido

Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that Blaqbonez dragged Davido over an announcement he made.

The singer had stated that he was going to launch his Timeless album on March 31st.

However, Blaqbonez had expressed his displeasure with Davido. Responding to his call out, Davido said his album launch would not affect the young singer in any way because they both have different audiences.

Source: Legit.ng

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