Popular French disc jockey and record producer, David Guetta, has described Nigerian music sensation, Ayra Starr as the new version of Barbadian-American superstar, Rihanna even as he predicted that she’s set to be the biggest export out of Africa.
The Frenchman pointed out that Ayra Starr’s music is unique and has the potential to attract a global audience.
Speaking in a recent interview with Cool FM Nigeria, Lagos, via Skype, Guetta said, ‘When people speak about Ayra Starr in the [music] industry, a lot of us see her as the new Rihanna. Because she comes with her vibe that is very specific because of where she’s coming from. But she has the potential of crossing over into different cultures.
‘Since we recorded, she is having even more hits. It’s crazy. I’m French. I was in Paris and everyone was talking about her. I was shocked like, ‘This is amazing. An African artiste that’s killing it in Europe, killing it in the U.S, it’s not everyday. Last time I saw it was working with Akon.’
Africa Today News, New York understands that David Guetta recently worked with Ayra Starr and American rapper Lil Durk on his latest song, ‘Big Fu.’
In another report, popular Hip-hop artiste, Cassper Nyovest, had a few weeks ago come out to boast that South Africa’s Amapiano is now what he claimed was ‘the fastest growing genre in the world.’
Speaking in an interview with Beats N Sounds which was monitored by Africa Today News, New York, the rapper said he was proud that there is finally a genre representing South Africa in the international stage.
Nyovest said, ‘Amapiano is taking over the music industry in the world. It is now the most popular and fastest growing genre.’
‘It is just great for me that we finally have a sound that is representing South Africa. Because afrobeats represented Nigeria mostly. So, the fact that we have a sound that is from South Africa and it is representing where we are from, is a beautiful thing.’
Nyovest, however, said he has no intention of jumping on the Amapiano trend.