Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, has crowned Naira Marley as the king of afrobeat.
The actor took to his Instagram page to state that the singer is just like Fela, as he has seen the four walls of a Nigerian prison and his songs have profound lyrics.
The actor also noted that Naira Marley acts as the strong voice of the masses, adding that his songs are reminiscent of Fela’s music and are spiritual.
Read the actor’s post below:
"#NairaMarley is the best thing that has ever happened to afrobeat since Fela, his music is original like #Tacha... 💎💎Some singers in #Naija thinks smoking igbo up and down automatically makes them great like #Fela, 🤣sorry #dear, that will only make you africas greatest audio fela, 🤣#hello sir, have you ever been arrested by the government for the lyrics of your #songs? 🤷♀️So who is the mumu teacher that is deceiving and teaching you nonsense? ✏️
“If you have not smell prison because of your #music like Fela, stop competing with @nairamarley for the king of new #afrobeat, enough of this childish behaviour. 👿Baba Fela never sang because he wanted a #GrammyAward, ✈️no, because music to him was spiritual and a medium of being a strong voice of the masses, that is exactly what #marlian is all about, a movement of freedom from mental slavery. 🙄
“Even the very few who criticize Naira Marley because of the vulgarity in his songs will unanimously agree that his music connects easily with youths everywhere in Naija just exactly the way Fela songs did back then, so who is the new king of afrobeat?"