Liberian-American star, Akon has opened up in an interview about how he built the afrobeats scene in Africa, signed Wizkid, Davido and P-Square and a lot of other things.
The music star is easily one of the biggest on the continent as he has collaborated with some of the biggest stars in the world and dropped records that sold.
Songs like ‘Lonely.’ ‘Ghetto,’ ‘Locked Up,’ ‘Belly Dancer’ and more were released by the talented singer a long time ago and upped his cred in the industry.
Speaking about Davido, Wizkid and P-Sqaure, he said: “I never left music When I first went into Africa, I was building the afrobeats scene. When I first went out there in 2008, I was doing everything, I signed Wizkid. Then, I was doing a lot of consulting for a lot of artists there.
“I signed Davido, you know, P Square… Davido, that’s’ my little brother. Davido is originally from Atlanta and he started his music career actually in Atlanta. He said ‘you know what, there’s too much of a struggle here, let me just go back home.’ He went home and just popped off like this. He came with the US hustle and just brought it to Africa. He completely gets it.”
What do you think about this news? Do you think Akon is still very relevant in the Afrobeats genre today?