Nigerian afrobeat artiste and ace singer, Ayodeji Balogun, professionally known as Wizkid has expressed his distaste for the rap genre of music.
The “Bad to Me” singer, made this assertion during an interview with 10 magazines, he said rap music was “dead and boring” to him.
Among several questions thrown at the singer was the topic of comparison with other music genres. Wizkid had indicated that afrobeats was the largest genre in the music industry worldwide at the moment.
He further asserted that he doesn’t listen to any other genre of music except for Afrobeats.
“Afrobeats is the new pop,” he says, energy heightening. 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 dead now, it’s tired. These guys do the same shit, rap on the same beats, and the same flows. The draw with afrobeats is that the genre is innovative it’s new to listeners who have had to listen to the same type of music for 10 years, five years straight and it consistently produces high-quality hits compared to other genres. No disrespect to nobody.”
This isn’t the first time Wizkid has shown his distaste for rap music. Recall that at the onset of the singer’s career, he had taken to his Twitter account to call out the American artiste Rick Ross’s songs “Wack”.
He wrote; “Sorry to say o..but Rick Ross is wack!!..”