Focalistic’s Second Music Home Is Nigeria, And He Loves It
The Amapiano singer recently collaborated on a new song with an unknown Afrobeats artist.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Lethabo ‘Focalistic’ Sebetso, a South African celebrity, is overjoyed with the affection his music has received in Nigeria, which he now considers to be his second home.
The Amapiano singer candidly expressed his gratitude to his Nigerian followers while chatting to a team of content producers during Spotify’s Amapiano Tour, which will take place in Pretoria, South Africa on March 19, 2023.
According to the artist, Focalistic now has more than 50 million streams from Nigeria, his second-highest after his native nation, but his connection with the market didn’t start off well.
The star’s fortunes in Nigeria have altered since then, and he attributes this to his cooperation with Afrobeats artist David ‘Davido’ Adeleke. Months apart in 2021, the team worked on a remix of South Africa’s Ke Star and then the Champion Sound big song.
“From meeting Davido four years ago and now having over 50 million streams from Nigeria alone, it feels like that’s my second home. When Champion Sound went number one, I was in Nigeria, performing, and it just spiritually happened – the universe. It’s been a crazy journey,” he recounted.
The Spotify Amapiano Tour, which took place between March 19 and March 22, looked at the origins of the music and how strategic collaborations might help it become a worldwide powerhouse. Focalistic stated that he has been approached about collaborating with others in order to continue the momentum of the sound, notably in Nigeria, where he has lined up collaborations with Afrobeats singers.
The 26-year-old revealed he’s already recorded a new song with a Nigerian musician in the last week but refused to identify names.
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