Adedamola Adefolahan, better known by his stage name Fireboy DML, a Nigerian recording artist, has outlined why Afrobeats music is considered to be the best in the world by Nigerians.
Fireboy stated that Nigeria was dominating Afrobeats because it produced the best music in the genre while speaking at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards on June 26.
Afropop, another name for Afrobeats, is a general phrase used to characterize popular music from West Africa and the diaspora.
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The genre’s origins can mainly be traced to the 2000s and 2010s in Nigeria, Ghana, and the United Kingdom.
Why are most performers doing Afrobeats today of Nigerian heritage, a presenter questioned Fireboy.
In reply, he mentioned Nigeria’s advantage in population and said that Nigerian musicians were better.
“Afrobeats is getting more recognition and [my performance] is just super proof of that. The influence of Afrobeats right now is coming from Nigeria because we make the best Afrobeats music,” the singer said.
“And I think it’s a lot of people, over 200 million. There’s so much talent out there too. Also, as Nigerians, we love to excel wherever we find ourselves. So we go all out. I mean, big ups to every other country, but we make the best.”
The recording artist afterwards performed an electrifying set at the BET Awards celebration. Fireboy sang his well-known tune, “Peru” after performing his huge hit, “Playboy.”