Akon has described Ghanaian Atlanta-based producer and musician Nektunez as the Next Black Coffee of African music
Introducing Nektunez at the Atlanta Jollof Festival, Akon said;
“This is Nektunez mehn, He’s Konvick Kulture. Y’all didn’t know. He’s gonna be the African David Guetta. The next Black Coffee. This one is the truth. I just want you all to know who this and when y’all see him in the future you remember you aw that emblem.”
A few weeks ago, Akon announced the signing of the Ameno Amapiano (Remix) hit maker to his Konvict Kulture brand.
— Ghana's Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment (@nydjlivedotcom) October 26, 2022
The signing comes at a time when Akon has spoken highly of the enormous talents on the African continent and how they are gradually taking over the world with their sound.
In 2021, Nektunez made a huge entry into the global music space as his production Ameno Amapiano (Remix), a casual mix he did to the globally acclaimed song by French new-age musical project Era, blew up debuting at number 7 on the Afrobeats US Billboard charts.
Currently sitting with over 10 billion views on Tik Tok as of February 2022, Ameno Amapiano (Remix) went straight to Number 1 on the Billboard world digital sales chart for a historical 8 weeks, Number 1 on global Shazam, Number 1 song on iTunes in 22 countries including UK, Germany and USA.
The song also topped the Apple Music charts in 39 countries.