Is Afrobeats Losing Its Lyrics? Wizkid’s “S2 EP” Ignites Debate

Wizkid’s new EP is here, but critics aren’t sold. They slam big Afrobeats acts, including Wizkid, for relying on fame over “lazy songwriting.” Fans eat it up, they say, encouraging “rubbish tunes.”

“Diamonds,” the lead single, is catchy, but some say it’s shallow. Others dig the vibe, calling it pure summer fire.

The debate goes beyond one song. Is Afrobeats sacrificing lyrics for hits? Can catchy hooks and deep verses coexist?