Amapiano has overtaken Afrobeats globally – South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest

South African rap star, Cassper Nyovest has said his country’s genre, Amapiano has now overtaken Nigeria’s Afrobeats as “the fastest growing genre in the world.”

The Hip Hop artiste made the assertion in a recent interview with Beats N Sounds, where he also expressed pride that there is finally a genre representing South Africa in the international stage.

Cassper Nyovest said; “Amapiano is taking over the music industry in the world. It is now the most popular and fastest growing genre.

“It is just great for me that we finally have a sound that is representing South Africa. Because afrobeats represented Nigeria mostly. So, the fact that we have a sound that is from South Africa and it is representing where we are from, is a beautiful thing.”

Meanwhile in another news…

Nigerian Grammy winner, Damini Ogulu professionally known as Burna Boy, recently came under fire online after making negative comment about Afrobeats.

In an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the ‘Last Last’ hit-maker asserted that 90 percent of Afrobeat songs which is mostly domiciled in Nigeria“lack substance and real-life experience”.

Burna Boy said; Because of where I am from. The sh*t I have to go through to maneuver and just stay with my crown on my head. (It is harder for people that know you best to love you the most). Because they do not know you best. You just think they do.

When you start going around the world and you start seeing that there are actually motherf**kers that know me a lot than the people that share the same (not experience)… because 90 per cent of them [Nigerian musicians] have no real life experiences which is why most of Nigerian music or African music or afrobeats as people call it, is mostly about nothing, literally nothing.

It is why you hear most of Nigerian music or Afrobeats as people call it, is mostly about nothing. Literally nothing. There is no substance to it. Like nobody is talking about anything. It is just a great time. It is an amazing time. But at the end of the day, life is not an amazing time.