South African singer, Tyla spills: Why I love Asake 

South African singer, Tyla spills: Why I love Asake

                                           South African singer, Tyla spills: Why I love Asake


Tyla Laura Seethal, a South African singer, has explained why she adores Nigerian singer Asake.

Tyla said he loves how Asake uses his “choir vocals” in a recent RollingStone interview about the inspiration behind her viral hit “Water.”

Her song ‘Water’ was inspired by Amapiano from her home country, childhood R&B influences, and Nigerian Afrobeats, she said.

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.”


Grammy-winning singer Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, has identified her compatriot, Asake, and buzzing South African singer Tyla as her favourite African artists at the moment.

The Oscar-nominated diva spoke on the red carpet of the Time100 Next Gala in New York recently.

The interviewer asked: “Who are your favourite African artists right now?”

Tems responded: “My favourite African artists right now are Asake and Tyla.”