Why I love Asake – South African singer, Tyla

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By Sunny Green Itodo

South African singer Tyla Laura Seethal, simply known as Tyla, has explained why she loves Nigerian singer Asake.

Speaking on the inspiration behind her viral hit ‘Water’ in a recent interview with RollingStone, Tyla said he loves how Asake uses his “choir vocals.”

She said her song ‘Water’ was inspired by Amapiano from her home country, her childhood R&B influences and Nigeria’s Afrobeats.

She said, “Amapiano music is the core of it [‘Water’] in my opinion. And just all of the influences from growing up like Rihanna and all the R&B girlies, R&B boys, pop girls. That type of influences I love bringing into my music.

“Something I really love in Afrobeats music is when I hear those step vocals that sound like a choir, almost. And I really love the way Asake uses it. I just always love the way it sounds. So, with the chorus [of my song ‘Water,’ I incorporated it]. Obviously, people can’t stop singing, they can’t get it out of their minds, which I love.”

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