Why people didn’t like my music at first – BNXN

Popular Nigerian singer and songwriter, Daniel Benson, known professionally as BNXN, has said that he initially struggled with the challenge of music lovers not being interested in his songs.

He said that in the early days of his career, people were not listening to his music because it was a different sound which they were not used to.

The artiste, however, said he had to give people time for them to start listening to and enjoying his style of music.

The ‘Gwagwalada’ crooner also revealed that it was hard for him to identify any of his international performances as his best.

BNXN who was speaking in an interview, said; “At first, the challenge was getting people to listen to me. When something is different from the norm, it might take a little time for people to adjust to it. However, there are some people who enjoy and appreciate it before everyone else come on board.

“There have been a lot (of memorable moments) from performing with Wizkid at the O2 events centre in London, to being on the bill at massive festivals in places like Brussels (Germany), Portugal and Paris (France). There have been many memorable events, and I look forward to creating more amazing memories.”

Meanwhile, R&B singer, Nonso Amadi has said his style of music is different from the kind leading industry acts, Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy and others do.

The ‘Tonight’ crooner said he is inspired by the Afrobeats stars, but added that neither of them can do his unique kind of music.

Nonso made the bold claim on the latest episode of the Afrobeats Podcast hosted by Adesope Olajide aka Shopsydoo.

He said he isn’t trying to be a duplicate of any established artiste, so he has been building his own unique musical style and personality.

The musician went on to advise young artistes to avoid copying other known acts, stressing that they need to stand out.

Nonso said; “I am not making the same music as Burna Boy and Wizkid and others. I’m making music that I love. I’m inspired and influenced by them but there is only one Nonso Amadi.”