Nigerian singer, Adedamola Adefolahan, better known as Fireboy DML, has identified Wande Coal and Wizkid as the artistes that shaped Afropop.
He said Wande Coal, particularly, is the root of the genre.
He stated this on the Afrobeats Podcast hosted by Shopsydoo.
According to Fireboy Wande Coal and Wiz Kid are the two artistes that shaped what we know as Afropop today they took that Afrobeat Fela sound that was brought down to 2Face and Dbanj and shaped it into that feel good pop afrobeats, and Wande then brought soul.
You know, all these soulful things that me, CKay, all of us are doing now, Wande is the root.
The Peru crooner, who described Wande Coal as the god of afrobeats admitted the Bumper to Bumper singer was his mentor.