Balogun Afolabi Oluwaloseyi, professionally known as Seyi Vibez has revealed that Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (Burna Boy) is his biggest inspiration, citing the Grammy Award’s winner influence on his career.
Seyi Vibez made this known in an interview with Apple Music Africa Now Radio, where he also described his style of music as Afro-Soul.
Describing his music style in details, the fast-rising star said: “My sound is just afro soul, some Fela Kuti vibe, some Islamic vibe, some celestial thing. It’s a mixture of a lot of things.
“I would describe my sound [as] Afro-soul. I do conscious music a lot, anyone that knows Seyi Vibez knows me with a lot of conscious sounds, so when I started doing the South African Amapiano to my fusion, I started putting my conscious sound on it, even though there are fast beats, there are slow beats, I started adding my conscious sounds to it so that makes it more of my genre.”
Seyi Vibez further revealed that his sound is original as he isn’t trying to be like anyone else.
“I’m not trying to sound like no one, it’s just pure me. The way I sing from way back, I also know how to put it on fast beats, so everything’s just going.”
On Burna Boy singing his song, he said: “From Burna Boy, it’s the biggest motivation I have now. Up to now. It’s the biggest motivation, like “Seyi don’t stop, just keep up. They insult you, they like you or not, don’t stop! Just keep moving.”