Sensational Anthony Ebuka Victor, nicknamed Victony, a Nigerian singer-songwriter, has revealed that he changed his music genre from hip-hop to afrobeats because he wanted to “try something new.”
The 22-year-old stated the pandemic isolation allowed him to realise himself.
Victony co-wrote Teen Vogue’s Africa’s New Wave cover story with BNXN and Ayra Starr.
“The aura, the feeling during lockdown was very different, and that prompted me to want to try something new,” the ‘Soweto’ crooner said.
“However, once I got into the Afrobeat space, I realised it was even more difficult because relatability is a key component of Afrobeat.” [However, you must do so] and still make sense. “You still have to be metaphorical and creative with your writing,” he noted.
When Victony was in a wheelchair for about a year after a horrific vehicle accident that killed one of his friends, he said music helped him heal faster.
He stated that the favourable response to his cooperation with Mayorkun, ‘Holy Father,’ while he was still in a wheelchair, inspired him to finish his project and build on the success.
He did, however, express regret at not being able to recall how the tragedy occurred, saying, “I just feel like maybe things would have been different if I was awake.”