Nigerian musician, Alexander Adegbola Akande, popularly known as 9ice, stated that late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti paved the way for Nigerian artist to showcase their talents to the world.
9ice made this revelation in a recent interview with ‘Sis Project’ Studio.
He said, “Fela Anikulapo-Kuti gave us the platform which is Afrobeat for us to climb on top. We were trying to do Afropop. We were trying to do afrobeats. We were trying to do different names. But Baba [Fela] already has something that the world recognized.
The Gongo Aso crooner, also give credit to Legendary singer King sunny Ade for his contribution to making afro beat come to life, stating that he emulated the both iconic singers to achieve the success he attained in the music industry.
“Afrobeat taught me a lot. King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti are our grandfathers. And I’m glad to be in existence to emulate or to follow what they’ve done.”