Samklef claims he invented Afrobeats with Wizkid

Samklef claims he invented Afrobeats with Wizkid

Samuel Oguachuba, better known as Samklef, a popular Nigerian artist, claims to have co-invented Afrobeats alongside Grammy-winning musician Wizkid for the Nigerian music industry.

Samklef confirmed this on Monday via his X (Formerly known as Twitter) account, saying that Nigerian contemporary music lacked a genre and name until he and Wizkid coined the word “Afrobeats” in 2010.

Although Nigerian music pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is credited with developing Afrobeats, Wizkid‘s ascent to popularity as a producer in the last ten years, which he helped bring about, inaugurated a new era for the country’s modern music business, according to the “Molowo Noni” crooner.

They both deserve credit for the magic and the name Afrobeats, according to Samklef.


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