March 2, 2023

I’m not in music industry to compete — Akpraise

I’m not in music industry to compete — Akpraise

A popular singer, Akomaye Praise Agiende, aka Akpraise, has said he became an artiste to make good music, not to compete with anybody else.

In an interview, he said, “Everyone is the king of their castle. Artistes such as Davido, Burna Boy and Wizkid work really hard to maintain their prime position. However, it is not that every other person is not working hard. But, as far as I’m concerned, I am not here to compete with anyone. If one has the spirit of competition, I don’t think one will be able to ‘beat’ it. It is important to always pay compliments to people who are doing well. If one congratulates them on their successes, one is also tapping into their grace. There is no need for envy or jealousy. The way I see it; when one person wins, it is a win for everyone. For example, when Burna Boy won the Grammy Award, he brought glory to Africa, not just Nigeria.”

Speaking on his plans for 2023, the singer said, “I am working on my album. I can assure my fans that they will hear new sounds because the music is changing. I will give them what they love.”

The singer also expressed belief that afrobeats music could never be relegated to the background on the global scene. He added, “Afrobeats cannot go off the map. It is impossible. Nigeria remains the giant.”