Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ introduced the world to Afrobeats – Blaqbonez

Nigerian rapper Emeka Akumefule, also known as Blaqbonez, has claimed that Wizkid’s song ‘Essence’ is responsible for bringing the attention of the rest of the world to Afrobeats.

According to him, Afrobeats has skyrocketed in popularity after Wizkid released ‘Essence’ featuring Tems in 2020.

During a recent interview with American outlet KTLA, Blaqbonez stated: “Afrobeats took a massive leap when Wizkid dropped Essence and it went crazy. It just told the world Afrobeats is something you really have to watch.

“Crazy things are happening right now for Afrobeats. More talented artists are coming up.”

Glamsquad recalls that Wizkid recently denounced Afrobeats, saying he does not wish to be boxed into any particular genre.

Wizkid’s team has also described ‘Essence’ as an R&B song

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