He may not form part of Afrobeats’ holy trinity, but ‘Buga’ man Kizz Daniel is very much a linchpin whose steady supply of hits has seen him take up residence everywhere the genre is spun.
Which trio constitutes Afrobeats royalty? The very ones who have just popped into your head. Kizz Daniel and Tekno, the track’s other star, seem to recognise this – hence they have labelled their style different names. Kizz Daniel defines his sound as ‘Afroclassic’, while Tekno would rather be the ‘King of Afropop’. Of course, I couldn’t tell you how their sounds differ from Afrobeats, but the gesture seems to point to the theory that there is more than one route to pop success.