Nigeria Music: Who (started) Initiated Amapiano in Nigeria/Africa? — DJ More Music
Who Initiated Amapiano in Nigeria? [Read More]
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Who Initiated Amapiano in Nigeria? [Read More]

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Who Initiated Amapiano in Nigeria?

Many members of Generation Z argue on social media that Wizkid was the first African to do afrobeat music.

Similarly, many of them proclaim on social media on a daily basis that Davido, Zino, and Wizkid founded Amapiano in Nigeria.

Let's get to the reason we wrote this post.


Wizkid released "Bad To Me," the lead single from his upcoming fifth studio album, "More Love, Less Ego," on September 13th.

The song's production features an Amapiano beat, which many social media music critics find amusing.

One of Davido's ardent Twitter followers, Roza, responded to Wizkid's "Bad to Me" Amapiano song by saying that Davido brought the genre from South Africa to Nigeria and popularized it.

"Davido brought Amapiano from South Africa two years ago and made it a successful genre in Africa and beyond, and Wizkid is now hopping on the same genre that Davido established."
For over a decade, many African artists have benefited from Davido's success in this manner," she tweeted.

To refute Rosa's claim, a South African DJ named Maphorisa quoted Rosa's tweet, claiming that Kabza and he was the first to feature Wizkid and Burnaboy on an amapiano song.

"Kabza & Maphorisa were the first to put Wizkid n Burnaboy on an amapiano song Sponono 3 years ago, research before tweet also it was the first time Wiz n Burna jumped on the same song together." "Take it all in," he tweeted.

In response to Maphorisa's claim, Davido stated that the DJ has never liked him despite everything he has done for him.

"Why have you never liked me?" I've always been nice to you... In any case! NOW!!!!!! AWA "Chu chu," Davido wrote on Twitter.

Mr May D asserted that he was the first Nigerian musician to introduce Amapiano to the country and that he even has an award to prove it.

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"I bring Amapiano to Nigeria, and I have awards to prove it!" The Naija South African collaboration has begun! "I don't like saying crap like this, but you guys like putting me in the box," May D tweeted.

Many people are now wondering who, among Davido, Wizkid, and Mr May D, brought Amapiano to Nigeria.


According to's extensive investigation, the birth of Amapiano in Nigeria is thought to have occurred on September 11, 2013, when Mr May D, real name Akinmayokun Awodumila, and his South African friend Oskido collaborated on the song "Get Down."

The following year, in 2014, Davido released Tchelete (Good Life), a collaboration with Mafikizolo.

Wizkid, Donald, and Speedy appear in Uhuru's "Ungowami" in December 2014.

David also released "the Sound," another Amapiano song with Uhuru and DJ Buckz, in 2015.

On December 14, 2015, DJ Maphorisa featured Wizkid on "Baby Soweto."

Mr May D was the first Nigerian musician to record an Amapiano song in the country before Davido, Wizkid, and Run Town.

With Davido's help, the genre became a global commercial and cultural success.


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