Video: Musician Davido Says He Wants Afrobeats Genre Protected; Here Is Why (Watch)

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh October 22, 2023 1:57 PM EDT
Photo Source: Instagram/@davido

Afrobeats superstar, Davido, now a proud father of a set of twins, has expressed satisfaction that the Afrobeats genre has gained worldwide.

The Assurance hitmaker insinuated that he wants the classy style of music to be “protected” as existing and upcoming artistes continue to produce “borderless music.”

The remarks follow his recent interview on ABC News Live Prime, where he shared his thoughts on the global appeal of Afrobeats and being called the “King of Afrobeats.”

In excerpts from the interview available, the ‘Gobe’ hitmaker admitted his lifestyle has a lot of Western cultural influences, but his music is “90 percent African.”

He said being called “King of Afrobeats” “is amazing,” but he disagreed with people who say he is still “young.”

“I grew up listening to hip-hop and R&B but grew up to love African music when I was 13, 14, 15 [years]. I started when I was pretty young. People say I am still young, but I disagree, I think I am a grown man,” he stated.

The ‘Unavailable‘ crooner, who worked recently on the Sensational song with Chris Brown, paid tribute to predecessors including P-Square, D’banj, 2face, 50 Cent Ludacris, Ja Rule, and Nelly.

Posting later on his X (Twitter) handle, he described as “beautiful” the influence of Afrobeats worldwide. 

“Seeing the way Afrobeats have changed the world and the impact we’ve had in music is beautiful! To see how respected and cherished our culture has become makes me so proud. Let’s ensure we protect it and keep building a borderless music world,” he wrote.

Davido, born David Adeleke, who confirmed welcoming a set of twins with his wife, Chioma Rowland, told a conference in New York early this month that he and his partner were “shaking” when they got wind of the news.

He said the new development, coming barely a year after the loss of his three-year-old song, has deepened his faith in God.

One of Davido‘s latest ‘Feel‘, with an exciting dance video, has been gaining traction in the past few weeks as the phenomenal performer continues to drop more chart-topping tunes.