Why Afrobeats Inspires Me, DJ Khaled Opens Up

Popular American disc jockey and music executive DJ Khaled has revealed that he has ‘been feeling inspired lately by Afrobeats.’

He pointed out that he is finding a similar ‘spiritual connection’ to the one he feels with dancehall.

The ‘Another One’ crooner disclosed this in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.

According to him, Afrobeats star Burna Boy would be on his upcoming 14th studio album, ‘Til Next Time,’ which will drop early in 2024.

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He also revealed that he would like to collaborate with Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems.

During the interview, the Palestinian-American music star also disclosed that his parents sometimes joke with him about running for president, but he’s never been interested in that sort of thing.

“As far as politics, I never got into it,” he said. “It’s a never-ending conversation of back and forth. There’s never an answer. I’d rather be the person that focuses on the solution of being good at all times, working hard, and spreading that love because you can do that.”

In another report, Nigerian musician Teniola Apata, professionally known as Teni, has disclosed that she was diagnosed with a life-threatening throat infection in July.

Teni made this known in an Instagram post while narrating her ordeal with a throat infection and temporary voice loss.

In a now-trending video on social media, the singer explained that her doctor advised her to undergo surgery to avoid losing her voice permanently.

“While recording my second album ‘Tears of the Sun’ in July 2023, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening throat infection.

“After different bouts of temporary voice loss, my doctors advised me to undergo a major operation or risk permanent voice loss. I was hospitalised in September 2023 after repeated cases of exhaustion. I had lots of injectables in five days.

“October 2023, I mildly recovered my singing voice after seeking medical assistance despite not undergoing surgery. November 2023: I am fully back on stage. My new single ‘Malaika’ is my song of praise and thanksgiving to God for his mercy and grace,” she said.

Africa Today News, New York

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