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Eldee believes that attributing Afrobeat success to Beyonce is disrespectful.

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US-BASED Lanre Dabiri aka ELDee da Don, a Nigerian rapper, has responded to a social media user’s claim that American singer Beyoncé is responsible for the success of the Afrobeats sound.

Eldee believes that attributing Afrobeat success to Beyonce is disrespectful.

Eldee believes that attributing Afrobeat success to Beyonce is disrespectful.

Eldee took time to address the assumption and notion saying, “To suggest that beyoncé breathed life into afrobeat and made it global is so disrespectful. She was simply riding a clearly undeniable global wave with “the gift” of which, Wiz and Drake’s one dance arguably had a bigger and more profound global effect than the entire gift album.

“Give these African kids their proper respect for creating an undeniable global phenomenon and stop trying to give their flowers to colonizers, as usual,” said eLDee


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ElDee noted, “Don’t diminish the hustle of those who made this movement global. This is what happens when we don’t tell our own stories. Please find time to see the afrobeats backstory documentary by Ayo Shonaiya when it drops on Netflix on May 27!

“We suppose dey clear these people when dem misyarn because this is how truth becomes subjective. Small pikin wey see this article 10yrs from now go believe say na Beyonce create afrobeats,” he posited.

It’s disrespectful for anyone to make such claims,” said Trybesmen’s former leader.“History being re-written to benefit western narratives as usual. We appreciate Beyonce’s contribution but it’s just that, and not a strong enough contribution to deserve being credited for the success of the genre.”

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