Nigerian Afrobeat singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has lauded the impact of African music genre (Afrobeat) in global music, saying the music has changed the world.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Afrobeat is an African music genre that involves the combination of Ghanaian and Nigerian musical styles.
The Ghanaian and Nigerian musical styles (such as traditional and highlife) with American funk, jazz and soul influences focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.
The renowned singer, who took to his Instagram page @davmido to gush over the impact of Afrobeat, said it was obvious the way Afrobeat has changed the world.
According to him, Afrobeat has made music to be beautiful in various ways.
“This makes me proud and makes people to respect and cherish our culture. It is important for us to make sure we protect it and keep building a borderless music world.
“Seeing the way Afrobeat has changed the world and the impact we have had in music is beautiful.
“It is good to see how people respected and cherished our culture. Let’s make sure we protect it and keep building a borderless music world,” he said.
Afrobeats music create solidarity among people of African descent through a sense of shared global African identity. (NAN)