Nigerian younger generation has demonstrated that they were not held hostage by the lethargic and intellectual deficits of the older generation by continuous reinvention of themselves. They invented Nollywood and are now in competition with Hollywood and Bollywood. Then they reinvented Afro beat music and took off from where the great Fela stopped. Now Afro beats or Afro fusion have become a household music around the world. Africans are no more consumers of outside music but exporters of hip and cool tunes with Afro indigenous touch.
Afripol’s Emeka Chiakwelu has dubbed them the “Energetic Generation” for with great momentum they have launched their talents and intellectual endowments in the global mainstream. They do not give excus to fail but pull temselves by any means necessary. They are comfortable in their African skin and are not intimidated by any historical propaganda and generational injustice.
There are many skillful and talented Nigerian Afro beat musicians including Davido, Phyno, Tekno etc . But Burna Boy and Wizkids with their exceptional radiant and enriched melodies have won the Grammy Awards. The breakthrough in winning the prestigious awards buttress that Nigerian superstars are ready and willing to play on the global stage and triumph in the game.
For their exceptional talents, energies and chutzpah, AFRIPOL has therefore highlighted their great achievements by honoring Burna Boy and Wizkid as AFRIPOL PERSONS OF THE MONTH.