A Beirut-born Disc Jockey, Hassan Zahreddine, who is best known as DJ Ace, has made public his dream of making music with Nigerian top stars, Burna Boy, and Wizkid.
The Lebanese DJ, grew up in Africa, Abidjan the Capital city of Ivory Coast, with his parents before moving to Beirut at the age of 9.
DJ Ace joined the new rave of foreigners to have been stung by the bug of Nigerian music after he confessed his love for Afrobeat, which has been popularized mostly by Nigerian musicians. He has even gone on to proclaim himself as the face of Afrobeat music in the Middle East.
DJ Ace has pointed out that it would be a dream come true to have collaborations with ‘Ye’ crooner and Grammy Nominee, Burna Boy, and arguably Africa’s biggest musician of this generation, Star Boy, Wizkid.
“What’s next in my life is that I’m trying to make music for Wizkid or Burna Boy because I love their vibe. I love the rhythm they sing with. After launching my night under Starboy’s brand, which represents Wizkid in Dubai, I think I need to fit in more with representing the Afrobeat in the Middle East because that’s my passion and that’s what I stand for,” he said.
Afrobeat is slowly becoming a famous genre of music, brought into the limelight by the legendary Late Fela Kuti, and has now been regenerated by Nigerian musicians and is well recognized around the world.