South African music producer, DJ Maphorisa has reacted negatively to claims that Nigerian singer, Davido took the “Amapiano” genre to another level in West Africa.
DJ Maphorisa has responded to a tweet on social media today, Wednesday, September 14, 2022, crediting Davido for the success of amapiano in Africa and the rest of the world.
The Twitter user had shared:
“Davido brought Amapiano from South Africa two years ago and made it a successful genre in Africa and Beyond, Wizkid is now hopping on the same genre after davido made it a successful genre. This is how many African artists have been benefiting from Davido’s success for over 12yrs.”
According to Maphorisa the first amapiano song that had Nigerian artists on was titled ‘Sponono,’ and it had Wizkid and Burna Boy on the hit song in 2019.
“Kabza & Maphorisa was the first to put Wizkid n Burnaboy on a amapiano song Sponono dat was a historical moment 3 years ago, research before tweet also it was the first time Wiz n Burna jumped on a same song together let it sink in,” DJ Maphorisa wrote.