DJ Maphorisa Backs Down on Defending Amapiano Against Claims That Davido Popularised the Sound

DJ Maphorisa has used his timeline to educate Davido’s fans on the history of Amapiano.

The Abalele hitmaker was responding to a Tweet from a fan of the Afrobeats Nigerian artist Davido, who claimed Amapiano would be nothing without his influence.

According to the tweet by @LadyRoza 001, Davido was the one who introduced the globally rising sound to South African artists.

The online user’s tweet dragged everyone, including Wizkid, saying:

“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”.

Maphorisa immediately brought up facts about the origin of Amapiano saying: “Kabza & Maphorisa was the first to put Wizkid n Burnaboy on 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 ❤️” .

However, after fans flooded his comments section with praise for Davido’s features, including the song Champion Sound with Focalistic, Phori responded by tweeting that he is not the gatekeeper of sound.



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