I will carry Afrobeats to the next level – Orezi

Nigerian dancehall star, Esegine Allen, popularly known as Orezi has said that without him Afrobeats music is “not worth listening to”.

He bragged about his relevance to the genre in an interview with Gehn Gehn TV. The ‘Rihanna’ crooner who has been off the music scene for some years, vowed to make a comeback and “dominate” the industry.

Orezi take afrobeats next level

Orezi vowed to carry Afrobeats on his shoulder to a new level that no other artiste can take it to. He went on o describe himself as a lion, and boasted that his next single would be a hit.

He said, “Afrobeats without me are not worth listening to. A lion cannot miss the hunt. On my shoulders I would carry afrobeats to the next level and I will dominate.

“The difference between me and other artistes is that I am different. I don’t follow rules. Rules are for regular artistes. I am Orezi.”

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Big Brother Naija star, Kiddwaya presented himself as an advocate for the preservation of the genre, Afrobeats. He said the genre which originated in Nigeria, needs to be protected from white capitalists’ dominance.

He said; “I want us [Nigerians] to really be able to maintain our grip on afrobeats. Because I fear that we do all these hard works; the music and it [the masters] will be completely owned by the white person.

“I feel like we need to do more to own our stuff. So, my goal is to promote afrobeats music outside of the country and bring in the right partners so that the ownership is shared. Because there are some vultures out there who just want to come and take everything; they own the artists, they own the labels, they own everything.

“One of my biggest fears is Nigeria losing its identity. What does a Nigerian look like? Yes, they put on agbada. But the younger Nigerian looks American. We are losing it. We need to be mindful of that.”