Wurld counts himself lucky to be accepted back in Nigeria
Wurld considers himself fortunate to be accepted back in Nigeria.
The singer made this known in an interview with Pan African Music (PAM).
Nigerian singer and songwriter Sadiq Onifade, popularly known as Wurld, counted himself lucky to be accepted by African fans after spending many years in the United States.
According to the vocalist, who spent his early years in Mushin, Lagos before moving to Atlanta where he started as a professional songwriter, breaking into the African music scenes as a non-resident talent can be challenging.
WurlD has collaborated on important projects with notable musicians such as Asa on “Oceans,” Davido on “Blow My Mind,” “Sweet in the Middle,” and others since his arrival. His latest album is entitled, My WorlD With U.
In an interview with Pan African Music (PAM), WurlD stated that he never stopped speaking Yoruba or Pidgin while overseas.
“Compared to a lot of my peers in the Afrobeats community, I’ll say I’m one of the very few artists that left the US and became accepted in Nigeria because Nigerian and African consumers can be difficult,”
Continuing the ‘Mad’ hitmaker said, “Unlike others, I started in America and learned how to create music in America, not Nigeria – amongst the R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop, Country sounds around me. It also helped that I left Nigeria when I’d understood the grassroots and that helped me a lot when I returned because I didn’t have to start from scratch.
When I moved, I never stopped speaking Yoruba or Pidgin, all I did was adjust to the new culture in America but I never lost my Nigerian/African background. Learning to create music in Atlanta, and now Nigeria has been interesting because I’ve found myself trying to make sure people see me as pure as I am.”
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