Nigerian singer, Davido, has reacted after South Africa Record Producer, DJ Maphorisa, downplayed his role in Amapiano’s success in Africa, giving credit to his colleagues Wizkid and Burna Boy only.
Naija News reports that this comes after a fan claimed Davido brought Amapiano to Africa and made it a successful genre.
What Are Amapiano Songs?
Amapiano is a style of house music that emerged in South Africa in 2012. It is a hybrid of deep house, jazz, and lounge music characterized by synths, airy pads, and wide percussive basslines. The fan claimed that many African singers have been benefiting from Davido’s success for over 12 years. She tweeted: “Davido brought Amapiano from South Africa two years ago and made it a successful genre in Africa and Beyond, Wizkid is now hopping on the same genre after davido made it a successful genre. This is how many African artists have been benefiting from Davido’s success for over 12yrs.” Reacting to the post, Maphorisa corrected the fan saying that he and Kabza were the first to put Wizkid and Burna Boy on Amapiano songs. He wrote: “Kabza & Maphorisa was the first to put Wizkid n Burnaboy on a amapiano song Sponono dat was a historical moment 3 years ago, research before tweet also it was the first time Wiz n Burna jumped on a same song together let it sink in.” Responding to the tweet, Davido dragged Maphorisa, stating that he had never liked him, despite being good to him. In his word: “You’ve never liked me y ? I’ve always been good to you …. Anyways AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY NOW!!!!!! Chu chu chu chu chu.”
This article was originally published on Naija News