Afrobeats is on the rise around the world, with the music reaching more people and Nigerian celebrities selling out major venues and winning international prizes. Adekunle Gold’s music is one of those that pushes the creative boundaries of Afrobeats.
He recently released his fifth studio album, ‘Tequila Ever After,’ which contains international superstars like as Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Khalid, and Labrinth. The album has received both critical and commercial praise, with the single ‘Ogaranya’ sparking a large social media challenge.
While speaking about the rise of Nigerian mainstream music in an interview with Shopping for Sneakers, Adekunle Gold remarked that Afrobeats as a genre cannot be matched with. According to Adekunle Gold, now known as Tio Tequila, Afrobeats contains a variety of components that make it difficult to compete with.
Afrobeats has steadily risen in popularity, with the music recently receiving a category at the VMAs after heavily influencing the Grammys’ decision to introduce the African Song Performance category. According to Adekunle Gold, with the world’s attention now focused on Afrobeats, Nigerians are poised to make their imprint on the global arena.