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  • "I once signed Davido, Wizkid, but In Africa contracts do not really exist, you just shake hands - Singer Akon says (Video )
  • "I once signed Davido, Wizkid, but In Africa contracts do not really exist, you just shake hands - Singer Akon says
    Legendary American singers, has opened up during a live radio
    interview about his moves towards re-branding some top Africa singers, and described African musicians as only handshake lovers.

    The celebrated singer made the revelation during a radio interview with DJ Envy and Angela Yee of The Breakfast Show.

    Akon while fielding a question about his career explained that he never took a break off music, but spent some time building afrobeat back when he was at home in Africa.



    He disclosed that during this period, he signed top Nigerian singers Wizkid, Davido and defunct music group Psquare.

    On why he let go of the singers who have become huge at home and abroad, Akon approached the subject of music contracts and their nature in the African entertainment space.


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    He disclosed that the deal with the artistes could not hold ground for too long because in Nigeria, music contacts really do not exist but what is mostly obtainable is a lot of ‘handshaking’.

    Akon also addressed the reason why afrobeat has now become a major genre in the global music space. According to him, what we have now is not exactly afrobeat but afropop. He said the younger generation has managed to revamp what the late legend pioneered.

    Watch the video below:


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