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Blaqbonez Claims Wizkid's 'Essence' Paves the Way for Global Afrobeats Recognition

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Prince Jean

Apr 5, 2024

Nigerian Music

Nigerian rap sensation Emeka Akumefule, widely known by his stage name Blaqbonez, has attributed the global ascendancy of afrobeats to Wizkid's chart-topping single "Essence." During a candid discussion in Los Angeles, where Blaqbonez shed light on his meteoric rise in the music scene, he also revealed his anticipation for an upcoming performance at the Grammys.

Despite his burgeoning fame, Blaqbonez shared his initial skepticism about achieving such heights in his career. The artist, best known for his hit "Back In Uni," lauded "Essence," which features Tems' captivating vocals, as a turning point for the afrobeats genre. Blaqbonez's comments underline the song's critical role in propelling afrobeats to the forefront of the global music industry, marking it as a genre that not only captivates audiences worldwide but also promises a vibrant future.

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