Budding Nigerian musician, Chukwuka Ekweani, known professionally as CKay, has asserted that Afrobeats was influenced by music from other African countries.\
He said Nigerian music is “very heavy on fusion” and that Nigerian artistes borrowed genres from around the world.
CKay made the statement in an interview with Tarmac, where he mentioned that South African, Ghanaian and Congolese music all influeced the Nigerian sound.
The ‘Love Nwantiti’ crooner said: “The thing about Nigerian music is, it is very heavy on fusion. We always mixed a whole bunch of things. We try stuffs. The sound is never stagnant.
“We always try to take it forward. We try new stuff. We borrow elements from different places. There was a time when afrobeats was heavily influenced by Ghanaian music. And there was a time it was heavily influenced by South African music. And there was also another time it was heavily influenced by Makosa from Congo.”
Watch the interview:
"Nigerian music is very heavy on fusion…the sound is never stagnant"
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