General News | 14 June 2024 12:27 CET

Afrobeats Isn't Just A Genre, But A Culture And A Movement With An Incredible History – Fireboy DML

By Oluwarantimi Oludase 

Popular Nigerian singer, songwriter and YBNL signee, Adedamola Oyinlola Adedfolahan, popularly known as Fireboy has made a bold claim regarding Afrobeats, Hip-hop and R&B

The singer described Afrobeats as a genre of music with rich history and has been imbibed and followed closely by many, he made this known in a podcast with Noisey.

The singer stated that I'm terms of writing songs, he doesn't just write anything, but instead puts pen to paper on things that people can resonate with. He stated that that is what makes his style of Afrobeats distinct from others.

He said;
“I always say this, honesty is the soul of songwriting. It doesn’t have to be your story. It could be someone else’s story. It doesn’t matter. As long as it’s honest, when you put it out, someone somewhere is going to relate with it and that’s all that matters,” he said.

“That’s what I bring into my version of Afrobeats. Afrobeats is known for vibe, the energy and the rhythm. But I bring that intention, that songwriting feel. [I’m] Trying to put Afrobeats on the map. It’s just as big as Hip Hop & RnB if you let it. It’s a culture, it’s a movement. It has history. Now more than ever the world is paying attention.”

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