I don’t do Afrobeats, I do Afrofusion – Davido

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has stated that his genre of music is Afrofusion, not Afrobeats as widely believed.

Recall that some of his colleagues, Wizkid, Burna Boy and Fireboy recently ditched Afrobeats.

The ‘Unavailable’ crooner kicked against boxing all African artists into the Afrobeats genre.

He lamented that not minding their musical styles, all African singers have always been regarded as Afrobeat singers.

He said, “The first place that accepted African music outside Africa is the UK before America later join. 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’ve been 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 ‘O put Afrofusion on my song.’ I know how long it took for African music to become mainstream.”