Stormzy said that having “the best music on Earth» to come from Africa is “exciting». The 29-year-old British rapper, who has had three UK number one chart hits, has previously spoken about his Ghanaian roots and supported the African country during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year.

Stormzy, who was photographed for the cover of Dazed’s new issue, told the magazine in an interview that the best music on Earth right now is coming from Africa. “I will tell my children that I was a part of this period in culture. I offered too. I was here“, he emphasized.

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Over the past decade, sounds from across the black and African diaspora have broken out of local music scenes and penetrated the heart of global, mainstream pop culture,” reports Dazed.

Nigerian musicians such as Wizkid, Burna Boy and Olamide, Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie and Cameroonian-American singer Libianca Fonji have global recognition. The musical genre afrobeats was born in Ghana and Nigeria, amapiano in South Africa.

In recent years Stormzy has collaborated with, among others, Ghanaian artist Yaw Tog, France-based Mali singer Aya Nakamura, Nigeria’s Burna Boy.

The rapper, who performed at the Global Citizen Festival in Accra in September called his mother’s country his homeland.