Nigerian singer-songwriter, Anthony Ebuka Victor, popularly known as Victony, has revealed the reason behind his decision to switch his music genre from hip-hop to afrobeats. The 22-year-old artist shared that during the pandemic quarantine, he sought to explore new creative territories and discover himself as an artist.
Victony, who covered Teen Vogue’s Africa’s New Wave alongside BNXN and Ayra Starr, expressed that venturing into afrobeats was a challenge as it requires maintaining relatability while still being metaphorical and creative with the writing.
The ‘Soweto’ crooner opened up about his personal journey with music and how it played a vital role in his healing process when he was confined to a wheelchair for about a year after a tragic car accident that claimed the life of one of his friends. The positive reception of his collaboration with Mayorkun, ‘Holy Father,’ while he was still in a wheelchair, motivated him to persevere with his musical endeavors.
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Despite the progress he has made, Victony admitted to being haunted by guilt over not being able to remember the circumstances of the accident, pondering if things would have been different if he were awake during that time.