Nigerian actress, Mary Njoku has taken to social media to set the record straight on Afrobeats.
She disclosed this to the public via her Instagram page on Friday morning, August 26th.
According to her, Afrobeats originates from Nigeria. Afrobeats is Nigerian.
Mary Njoku wrote:
Na so I here say someone invent plantain chips (kpekere)for America few years ago ??.
Dem say Nigerian youths were named ‘sorosoke’ generation by a foreigner wey no dey speak yoruba ??
Afrobeat is NIGERIAN.
See her post below:
The Daily Page News recalls that The Recording academy, Grammy on July 27th, 2022, posted an article that regarded Afrobeats as a “blend of West African and Black American music”.
Afterwards, the article triggered a lot of music lovers (especially Africans) due to the misinformation.
After getting a lot of backlash from Afrobeats lovers and scholars, the academy decided to correct its headline by removing the “blend of Black American music”.
#Afrobeats is a mesmeric blend of West African musics that has quickly become a global pop phenomenon. Here are 5️⃣ subgenres that will instantly grab your ear.
📝: This article was updated today at 6:50 p.m. ET to reflect the specifically African origins of these genres. https://t.co/Ucgfqq73gw
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) July 27, 2022