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“It gives me great joy to see Nigerian Afrobeats artistes making waves overseas” – Eldee


Ace Nigerian singer turned realtor, Lanre Dabiri, popularly known as Eldee the Don, has stated that it gives him great pride and satisfaction to see artists from the current generation of Afrobeats thrive and get recognition throughout the world.

The US-based songwriter who stated this while speaking in an interview with Hip TV, noted that it is like a father watching his child become successful.

Eldee claims to be in awe of the international waves that the current generation of Nigerian artists are creating.

He also discussed a recent family vacation to five different European nations, during which he saw that Afrobeats music was becoming increasingly popular in non-black communities.

He said;

“You know, the father who has watched a child become very very successful. That’s how it [Afrobeats artists’ growth] feels to me. Nothing gives me more joy.

Recently, actually last year, we went on a family vacation to Europe. We went to five countries. Every single city that we were in, even in Venice where maybe there were only like, two other black people.

We were the only black family in the whole of Venice. We enter the stores and they are playing Afrobeats. From Rema to Joeboy to Fireboy to Burna Boy to Wizkid to Davido to Tiwa Savage everywhere.

We were in Paris listening to the radio, to Latin radio and they were playing Afrobeats. Some of this stuff is mind-blowing if you know what was happening in Nigeria in 1995 or 1997 to 1998. It’s mind-blowing because in Nigeria then you couldn’t hear our own music on Nigerian radio.”


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