Nigerian record producer, Osabuohien Osaretin, popularly known as Sarz, has spoken on the influence of legendary musician and Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti, on present day Afrobeats artists.
He said the late music icon is an inspiration to present day Afrobeats artistes such as Wizkid, Burna Boy, Rema, and also generations of musicians to come.
Speaking in a recent interview with ARZ, Sarz disclosed that he also samples beats from Fela’s works.
He said, “Recently, I listened to Fela’s catalog and I just find things I can sample or flip. Even in modern Afrobeats, you can tell his influence on a lot of us, from Burna Boy to Wizkid to Rema, and to the generation even coming. I’m sure they will still be inspired by the legend.”