Afrobeats is the future and Wizkid is its ambassador

Wizkid talks pushing a global sound and Fela influences on Hunger Magazine

Words by Ehimenim Agweh

In an interview and photoshoot published today by Hunger Magazine, Wizkid is making his stand on the Afrobeats/Afro-pop scene clear.

Photographed in urban fashion and donning 90s sunglasses, Wizkid distinguishes between what is Afrobeats and Afrobeat and how he interacts with both genres. Citing Fela and Bob Marley as two of the greats who inspire him, Wizkid paints a picture of himself as an emissary of fun times and good music, an ambassador to the world.

Throughout the interview, Wizkid continually emphasizes on the universality of music. Despite his being the most recognizable face of the Afrobeats genre, Wizkid extricates himself from that view and places himself firmly at the center of things: a man of the world and for all. The article further goes on to cite Wizkid’s various international collaborations and the impact they had on the world. In spite of his worldwide success, he has no plans to remove himself from his African fanbase.

The article was published today on Hunger Magazine’s site and featured Wizkid wearing a range of designers from Stella McCartney to Topman Premium. This comes as a part of Wizkid’s appearances before he releases his album, Sounds From The Other Side in early July.

See excerpts from the photo shoot by Charlie Cummings for Hunger magazine below.

Feature Image Credit: Charlie Cummings for Hunger Magazine

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