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Pop superstar Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid granted an interview in the latest issue of US based Hunger Magazine.

The Starboy Records boss & Sony Music/RCA
act in his interview explained that inasmuch
as his aim is to make music for the world, he
is however very much satisfied with his
current African fanbase.

The afrobeats star also insisted that he is not
trying to live like the legendary Fela
Anikulapo-Kuti although he idolizes him.

Read excerpts from the interview below:

On being labeled the face of Afrobeats: I'm
not really seeing myself as the one champion
of the movement. I'm just contributing my
own little part. Keep the movement moving,
and take it there, you know? I'd say we make
afro-pop. I don't just make afrobeats... I make
music. I draw inspiration from all over. From
dancehall reggae, afrobeat, American music
as well. Whatever I listen to, I draw inspiration

On the lofty expectations from his music on
the international scene: The aim is not really
to cross over. I just want to make good music
for the world. It's really not in my mind to cross over to America. I have my own fan base, which is Africa. And I just want to keep feeding that fan base and hope it grows.

On the similarities between himself and the
legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti: Every artist has
that one person that inspired them, or a group
of artists that inspired them. Fela happens to be a very big inspiration to my music, Bob Marley as well. So I'm just here spreading good vibes.

I'm not trying to live like Fela or do what he has done. I just appreciate everything he did when he was alive and I am here to create my own legacy.

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