Daughter of Afrobeats legend, Yeni Kuti, during an interview session with Guardian Nigeria called out the use of Afrobeats to describe modern Nigerian pop music. According to Yeni, Nigerian young singers create sounds best described as “Nigerian Afropop” as it better relates to Hip Hop and has nothing to do with Afrobeats asides the Afro that is.
Although she appreciates the music as in her words “we dance to it” and it has gained world recognition but that does not change the fact that the music is not Afrobeats. See video:
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