The rapidly growing Nigerian singer Asake has South African Amapiano players concerned. With each of his songs, the Sungba hitmaker has regularly topped the charts. The genre is seen to be in danger from Nigerian performers since the South Africans who created the sound may not receive the credit they deserve.
“We are in big trouble if we don’t start moving collectively and forcing our way into the right doors. Lol, it’s gonna be taken right in front of us. And don’t get me wrong, his album is so good. iyho. That’s the problem,” she wrote.
Bandile of Major League supported DBN’s claim, though he also appreciated the album.
“I have been saying this for long but echoes gonna be the death of us,” he says in the post on his Instagram Story.
“Biggest Amapiano is Asake,” he added.
The South Africans are credited as the inventors and proprietors of the sound in a documentary on the aforementioned genre, but given that Nigeria’s music business is adept at bringing new sounds to the world stage, it is only natural for the South African musicians to feel threatened.
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