Nigerian singer Oral P says Amapiano cannot beat Afrobeats
Philip Ebuka Emmanuel known musically as Oral P is a Nigerian singer who hails from Abia State and signed to the House of Musaak record label. He boldly came out to say that Amapiano doesn’t have what it takes to beat Afrobeats.
The South African music genre, Amapiano is creeping steadily onto the Nigerian music scene, raising fears it could pose a challenge to the Nigerian home-brewed Afrobeats. But budding singer, Philip Ebuka Emmanuel known musically as Oral P is entertaining no fear.
The artiste has boldly made it known that Afrobeat is still above Amapiano. In his words, “Amapiano cannot beat Afrobreat as it has almost no lyrics and relies on electric sound. It is a phase. Afrobeat encompasses the young to the elderly because it has meaning as well as a vibe”.
Oral P who began his musical journey in the choir as an instrumentalist looks up to artistes like Wizkid, Burna, Davido and Olamide and wishes to collaborate with any of the powerhouses someday soon.
Oral P is currently making waves on all musical platforms with his latest hit single titled ‘Give me Love’ which was released on May 13, 2022. His other singles are Folake, Ajoro, Diva and One Nigeria which was released during the Endsars protests.
“I record all of my songs with different producers. Folake was produced by OZD Beat, Ajoro and Diva were produced by Mr Chi. During the EndSars period, I did a song ‘One Nigeria’, it was produced by Bubeponthe Creativity. ‘Give me love’ was produced by Major Classic. The song is doing so well on all streaming platforms and it’s a hit,” he asserted.