Fela’s Planted Afrobeat Seed Has Grown –Wyclef
Popular international musical act, Wyclef Jean says legendary afro-beat singer, Fela Anikulapo planted a seed with the afrobeat musicals he originated.
Wyclef made this known during the first leg of the ‘Midem African Tour 2020’ which took place recently at the Freeme Space, Nike Art Gallery Road, Lekki, Lagos.
“Fela Kuti has planted a seed and now that the flower has grown, nobody needs to change it. All you have to do is reinvent and recreate the Afrobeat sound.
“Artists need to prove their worth through unique sounds. They need to sell themselves because nobody will. African artists are the most viewed artists on YouTube, that should send a message to upcoming African artists.
“However, you have to acknowledge the preceding generation and not talk down on what they have done and their achievements. Both the old and new generations of musicians need to respect and give credence to their skill; the old generation respecting the new and vice versa.”