Popular Ghanaian singer, Jane Afia Awindor, better known as Efya, has said she co-pioneered the genre now known as Amapiano with Wizkid’s official disk jockey, DJ Tunez.
She revealed this while featuring as a guest on the latest episode of the Afrobeats Podcast hosted by Adesope.
According to her, she and DJ Tunez started the Amapiano trend in 2019.
She said, “[DJ] Tunez and I started the Amapiano thing when we did that first tape in 2019. Before COVID , Tunez and I started making that kind of sound. And then we kept going. Then South Africans.”
Efya said she hasn’t been able to achieve more because she is an independent artist, but once she gets signed by a record label, she will achieve greater things.
She added that she has collaborated with over 150 musicians worldwide.