My music genre is Afro-fusion; not Afro-beats – Davido

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Davido

Davido clarified his style or genre of music as Afro
Fusion as the 23-year-old artist refused to define
his songs with the generally used ‘Afrobeat’ or
‘Afropop’.
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While speaking with Ebro Darden of New York top
radio station, Hot 97 on Apple Radio Beats 1,
Davido said his hit song Gobe was more Calypso
driven and further explained why.
Ebro queried the Nigerian singer, “Can you
articulate the difference between Afro Pop and Afro
Beat?”
“I wouldn’t call my music Afro Beat I will call mine
Afro Fusion because it’s just too different.” Davido
responded.
“You know the originator of Afro Beat of course is
Fela Kuti. Fela has a sound which I can say has
the heavy baseline, the Rhodes, brass instrument,
and the percussion is different.”

“If you ask me, Gobe is Calypso, Afro mixed with
Calypso.” He continued. “But I feel like the
Afrobeats is jut more catchy and has caught the
waves since time.”
“I can’t really tell you the difference between
Afropop and Afrobeats.” The HKN boss concluded
while adding, “Cos I know some songs that I won’t
call Afrobeats; I would call [them] Afropop or
Afrotrap.”
Davido is not just refining his genre of music, he
is also giving back to society as he disclosed he
will be giving four less privileged students full
scholarships in 2016.
The students who will be selected on merit will be
recipients of his foundation established on the
legacy of his late-mum, Veronica Adeleke.
If you are a lover of music or music production,
what do you think separates or differentiates
Afrobeat, Afropop, and Afrofusion? And what genre
do you think Davido falls into?

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