Popular record producer, Samklef, says his early working relationship with Wizkid is a key reason he is one of Africa’s greatest Afrobeats exports.
However, the Molowo Noni hit maker stated this during an interview with Saturday Beats as he noted that he laid a foundation which made it possible for Afrobeats to become as big as it is and led to Wizkid being celebrated.
Speaking on the constant debates about who is the best amongst musicians like Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy, Samklef also said there is a need for artistes to be compared as long as it is not a violent one.
On how he was part of Wizkid’s success, the Producer said;
“My contribution is the seed and foundation of what is being celebrated around the world right now, which is Wizkid, one of our biggest exports. He had a great album and sound as a result of a working relationship that we had. I started working with unknown and emerging acts that have become stars today.”
He also stresssed the need for more collaboration among artistes to foster growth.
“Collaboration is the new competitive advantage and if we must grow, we have to come together. Comparison is not bad as long as violence is not introduced. At times, the fans do too much but the comparison makes the artistes do better and create entertaining sounds.”
He also spoke on how pleased he is with producers putting more efforts to promote their own songs in the industry.
“Producers before now were not seen, but just heard. Back then, I started by making my own songs, featuring artistes and got the biggest and best video directors to shoot my videos. I am glad that a lot of producers are waking up now to make their own songs so that their voices can be heard.”