Stop downplaying Afrobeats genre – Yemi Alade to colleagues

Nigerian female singer, Yemi Alade, has knocked her colleagues for reportedly downplaying the Afrobeats genre.

Alade noted that Afrobeats has contributed to every Nigerian artist’s growth.

She acknowledged that it is okay for artists to denounce the genre, especially if they feel it doesn’t define their art, but urged them not to disrespect Afrobeats.

On her X handle, the ‘Johnny’ crooner wrote: “I don’t see anything wrong in informing your listeners of the genre of music an artist makes especially when you feel it doesn’t define your art.

“Just Announce your Genre in peace. Downplaying the role Afrobeats has played in every artist’s development is hypocrisy.”

Alade’s social media outburst is coming against the backdrop of some Nigerian singers including Davido, Wizkid, and Burna Boy denouncing the Afrobeats genre.

They all claimed that they ditched the genre because all African artists boxed into Afrobeats regardless of their musical styles.