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Wizkid: ‘I draw inspiration from all over’

Wizkid opens about his current African fanbase

Wizkid opens up about his current African fanbase in a recent interview with US based Hunger Magazine.

Here’s what the 26-year-old Starboy records boss who covered the latest issue of the Mag had to share with it:

”I’m not really seeing myself as the one champion of the movement, he told Hunger. ”I’m just contributing my own little part. Keep the movement moving, and take it there, you know? I’d say we make afro-pop. I don’t just make afrobeats… I make music. I draw inspiration from all over. From dancehall reggae, afrobeat, American music as well. Whatever I listen to, I draw inspiration from.”

On international scene, Wizkid said;

”The aim is not really to cross over. I just want to make good music for the world. It’s really not in my mind to cross over to America. I have my own fan base, which is Africa. And I just want to keep feeding that fan base and hope it grows.”

On legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, he said;

”Every artist has that one person that inspired them, or a group of artists that inspired them. Fela happens to be a very big inspiration to my music, Bob Marley as well. So I’m just here spreading good vibes. I’m not trying to live like Fela or do what he has done. I just appreciate everything he did when he was alive and I am here to create my own legacy.”



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