Victony: Why I switched from rap to afrobeats

Victony: Why I switched from rap to afrobeats

The popular  Nigerian singer-songwriter, Anthony Ebuka Victor, aka Victony, has disclosed that he switched his music genre from hip-hop to afrobeats because he wanted to “try something new.”

The 22-year-old said the pandemic quarantine gave him the opportunity to discover himself.

Victony covered Teen Vogue’s Africa’s New Wave alongside BNXN and Ayra Starr.

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“The aura, the feeling during lockdown was very different, and that prompted me to want to try something new,” the ‘Soweto’ crooner recalled.

“But when I got into the Afrobeat space, I realized that it was even harder because a key element of Afrobeat is relatability. [But you have to do that] and still make sense. You still have to be metaphoric, you still have to be creative with the writing,” he added.

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Victony said music helped him heal faster when he was in a wheelchair for about a year after a fatal car accident that claimed the life of one of his friends.

He said the positive reception his collaboration with Mayorkun, ‘Holy Father’, got while he was still in a wheelchair, motivated him to finish up his project and follow up the success.

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He, however, said the guilt over not being able to remember how the accident happened still haunts him, adding that “I just feel like maybe things would have been different if I was awake.”


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