Nigerian artist Anthony Victor, widely known as Victony, recently opened up about his initial hesitation to pursue singing despite recognizing his talent in the field. He revealed his inclination towards rap, considering singing as an avenue for those he perceived as “weak.”
The ‘Soweto’ hitmaker shared on the Zero Conditions podcast that he transitioned from rapping to singing in 2020, marking the beginning of his journey into Afrobeats music.
Reflecting on his evolution, Victony disclosed, “I discovered my singing abilities long ago but resisted pursuing it. I viewed singing as a choice for the ‘weak.’ Initially, I aspired to be a rapper, drawn to the energy associated with rap culture. However, when I eventually delved into singing, I realized its intricacy and technicality were akin to rap.”
This revelation sheds light on Victony’s shift in perspective, showcasing how his artistic journey evolved from a preference for rap to embracing the complexities and nuances of singing within the Afrobeats genre.