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Rap music is dead, I don’t listen to it anymore, Wizkid declares

Wizkid, who has been making the headlines since the beginning of the week, may have sparked another round of controversy in the Nigerian music industry with the statement credited to him.

By David and Adebayo

Nigerian music star, Wizkid, has stirred up fresh controversy in the music industry as he declared that he has stopped listening to rap music, saying the genre of music is boring and dead.

Wizkid, who has been making the headlines since the beginning of the week, may have sparked another round of controversy in the Nigerian music industry with the statement credited to him.

The Ojuelegba crooner while speaking during an interview with 10 Magazine, said Afrobeats music is the new pop and bragged about how he sold 2million copies in America of one of his songs.

Wizkid, who said even some American artistes don’t have a diamond record, added that he doesn’t listen to any other genre of music outside Afrobeats.

“I don’t listen to rap again because is boring to me; it’s dead now and tired. Three guys do same thing by rapping on the same beats and flow,” he said.

Meanwhile, popular Nigerian rappers including MI, Vector have kept mum about Wizkid’s statement as they were said to be observing the trend before making a statement.

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