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According to Blaqbonez, Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ revolutionized the perception of Afrobeats



Blaqbonez, also known as Emeka Akumefule – a Nigerian rapper, asserts that Wizkid’s track ‘Essence’ played a pivotal role in shifting global attention towards Afrobeats.

He believes that since the release of ‘Essence’ featuring Tems in 2020, Afrobeats has experienced a significant surge in popularity.

In a recent interview with American outlet KTLA, Blaqbonez expressed, “Afrobeats witnessed a remarkable transformation following the success of Wizkid’s Essence, signifying that Afrobeats is a genre that demands attention globally.

He added, “The current landscape for Afrobeats is witnessing remarkable developments with the emergence of highly talented artists.

Wizkid made headlines when he recently distanced himself from the Afrobeats label, expressing his reluctance to be confined within a specific genre.

Furthermore, Wizkid’s team has categorized ‘Essence’ as an R&B track.