Why Afrobeats Has Less Talented People – Ruggedman


Veteran Nigerian rapper Ruggedman, in an interview with Jude Jideonwo, shared his perspective on Afrobeats.

He stated that some “talentless people” hide behind the genre.

He emphasized that Afrobeats is not the issue but rather a specific category of singers, adding, “It’s not the Afrobeats [genre], it’s some artists.”

Ruggedman also expressed disappointment in social media trolls claiming his time has passed, asserting that those who listen to them are likely inspired by his earlier work.

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He said, “When you ask me what Afrobeats is, I would say Afrobeats is what a lot of talentless people hide behind.

“They said, ‘Afrobeats to the world.’ I said, ‘No. It’s some artists to the world.’ It’s not the Afrobeats [genre], it’s some artistes.

“What I said to myself is whoever he or she [the troll] is listening to right now is inspired by me.”

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