Funny how times have changed, years ago most Africans living in Europe and the Diaspora would hardly admit that they were Africans or even pay homage to their roots. Fast-forward to now and everyone and their mama loves Afrobeats and the African culture. British-Gambian superstar J Hus was recently interviewed on Channel 4 News where he was asked about his views on the sudden change.
J Hus said….
”It is crazy everyone is embracing the African culture. When I was in school, it was not a cool thing to be African”
”Afrobeats really started popping in the UK in 2012, the Azonto thing was all popping. I used go to the shop and I would see the strangest people I will never expect to be listening to that kind of music, listening to it, it was all on the radio….At that moment in time I think the music was good, people were tired of being ashamed…African culture is beautiful and I think we also inspire a lot of people”
Check out J Hus’s full interview below, where he talks about his new album Common Sense, the Grime music scene and other interesting experiences: