A popular American DJ of Puerto Rican descent, Cipha Sounds has given a damning opinion about the international recognition of Nigeria’s music star Wizkid.
He said the award-winning singer is unknown on the streets of America.
The DJ stated this on a podcast show ‘ROAD’ while discussing the global music industry and Afro beat with five others.
In a snippet of the podcast video shared on the internet, the DJ said Afro beat currently has no star.
He noted that Wizkid would have been widely unknown if he had not worked worked with Drake.
“They try to make Wizkid like the Sean Paul of Afro beat, but he’s not even close to a Sean Paul.
“Even if you didn’t like reggae music, you knew Sean Paul, that’s what Wizkid is supposed to be, but there is no star of Afro beat.
“If you walk down the streets of America now and ask people who Wizkid is, nobody knows him.”
When another DJ on the show suggested that if Afro beat music was in discussion the names that would pop up would be Davido and Wizkid, Cipha Sounds said the Nigerian musicians and other African singers are better known in the United Kingdom.
See the video: