COVID-19 Lockdown Made Me Switch From Hip-Hop To Afrobeats- Victony

 Victony, the Nigerian singer, has recalled the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on his music career.

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Victony spoke when he was featured on the July edition of the Teen Vogue, the American publication.

In the interview with Nelson CJ, the 22-year-old singer said the lockdown gave him the opportunity to discover himself — after which he switched  from Hip-Hop music to Afrobeats.

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The songwriter said although he finds Afrobeats more challenging, “I wanted  to try something new.


“The aura, the feeling during lockdown was very different, and that prompted me to want to try something new,” he said.

“I just felt like it was an easy way out because I used to feel like, ‘Oh, for you to be an artiste, you really have to think about everything you are doing, how you write, and blah, blah, blah’.

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“But when I got into the Afrobeats space, I realised that it was even harder because a key element of Afrobeats is relatability. (But you have to do that) and still make sense. You still have to be metaphoric, you still have to be creative with the writing

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