June 13, 2024
I Coined Afrobeats Says Ice Prince
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I Coined Afrobeats Says Ice Prince

Nigerian rapper, Panshak Henry Zamani, popularly known as Ice Prince, says his 2011 song ‘Oleku’, featuring Brymo, is the first song to be categorised as Afrobeats.

He said he and his team decided to add an “s” to Afrobeat, which was created by Fela Kuti, to identify their new sound when they sent ‘Oleku’ to international radio stations. According to him, ‘Oleku’ is one of the first Afrobeats songs to be playlisted on BBC Radio. 

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The rapper explained that Ghanaian-British disk jockey, DJ Abrante is widely credited for coining Afrobeats because he was the one who playlisted ‘Oleku,’ stressing that the DJ used the tag Afrobeats on the directive of him and his team.

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