Sensational Anthony Ebuka Victor, also known as Victony, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He said that he moved from hip-hop to afrobeats because he wanted to “try something new.”
The 22-year-old said that being in lockdown during the pandemic gave him a chance to learn more about himself.
Victony, BNXN, and Ayra Starr were all on Teen Vogue’s Africa’s New Wave cover.
“During lockdown, the atmosphere and feeling were very different, and that made me want to try something new,” the singer of “Soweto” said.
“But when I got into Afrobeat, I found it was even harder because one of the most important parts of Afrobeat is that it’s easy to understand. [But you must do that] and still make sense. “You still need to use metaphors and be creative when you write,” he said.
Victony said that music helped him get better faster when he was in a wheelchair for about a year after one of his friends died in a car accident.
He said that the good response to “Holy Father,” the song he made with Mayorkun while he was still in a wheelchair, pushed him to finish his project and follow up on the success.
He still feels bad about not being able to remember how the accident happened, saying, “I just feel like maybe things would have been different if I was awake.”