You could attempt to find a label for all the multifaceted sounds that have found themselves at the forefront of music, or you could embrace fusion. Afro B has welcomed it all.

More Life, more everything. That's been the theme of the week since Drake dropped his genre and diaspora-fusing playlist. But while fans of every fabric have been enjoying the multifaceted blend, the point has been made that while supporting Drake is warranted, it's also imperative to uplift the artists from the specific places he's borrowed from.

That's why artists like Afro B are so important. Get to know the UK artist from the Ivory Coast.

Tell me about your come-up. How did you get started singing and forming the melodies that you're now well-known for?

I started playing piano at my parent's church. That's how I started getting into music. And then I kicked things off as an events promoter. From there, I went to DJing and from DJing, I became an artist. I think starting off as a DJ has really helped because I get an insight into what other countries are doing and the different melodies and what bigger artists like Wizkid and Davido are doing as well. And I just merge it with my style as well with hip-hop and dancehall. So it was a really big influence and it gives me a good indication of how to structure a song as well.

When when it comes to the producers you work with who support those melodies, how did you decide who to team up with?

My main producers are called Team Salute. They produced a big hit with Mr. Eazi and Eugy called 'Dance For Me' and I met them through another producer. That's how we made our first hit called 'Decale', which has a very French, Ivorian and Congolese feel to it. Most producers and artists are from South London so, like 20 minutes, 40 minutes max from each other. Most of the time, it's me working at their studio so we can vibe and share a correct melody and come out with the best product. I feel like that's the better way, cause when it gets sent to you, it's not the same feeling or environment.

Afro-bashment is really the wave right now, not just in diasporic communities and cities like London, but just speckled all through popular culture at the moment. Yet a lot of people aren't aware of the particular wave that's come out of your city right now. So for those not familiar, how would you go about explaining the culture of afro-bashment music in London right now?

It's all in the title. It's a fusion or merging of genres. Afro melodies on a dancehall meets hip-hop instrumental and it's fusing it all into one package. That's the good vibes. The quality is high, in my opinion. I think the songs being really catchy is the main selling point and what the artist is doing vocally over that instrumental.

What do you think sets you apart from everyone else in that scene right now?

I think I'm a bit more versatile than the rest. I'm not afraid to experiment with different sounds. Because everyone is really stuck on this afro-bashment vibe but I'll go even deeper culturally and more of the Ghanaian side on their type of instrumental and more of the Ivory Coast or pop music or even similar to what Major Lazer is doing right now. So, that's how I'm different. Plus, I DJ.

Artists from your city are getting some of the biggest cosigns in the world. But what I love is that a number of you cosign each other as well and there's a culture of collaboration within the scene. What is that energy like between you and your peers at the moment as this all pops off globally?

I'm a very mutual person. I'm not a roadman. I don't have beef with anyone. So, collaborating can start from a single DM or speaking to a mutual friend. It's not hard to contact artists these days, especially with Twitter or Whatsapp.

And it's such a small city, so I can assume you run into each other on road or at jams.

Yeah, at jams especially. But you know what I find funny, you and I use the same lingo.

Toronto and London? Yeah we do.

It's proper similar, just with a different accent.

We both have the West-Indian influence. So we're cousin cities, for sure. Speaking of influence. Afrowave, your latest mixtape. Tell me about your intentions with that project and if you feel like you succeeded.

Yeah, so Afrowave. I released it on the 11th of February and it was just to showcase my music and show that there isn't really a title for what I'm doing. That's why I titled it that. It's my first project and I released it just to showcase where I'm at as an artist and do that proper transition from being a DJ to an artist and to gain that respect and show people the levels.

What can you tell me about 'Grind Don't Stop'?

That's coming very soon. Me and Tion Wayne, we work well together. We dropped two hits in 2016, if I remember. And now we're returning with this hit and I think it should be coming out on Sunday if the cameraman edits the video quickly.

So, that's what I love so much about London artists. You guys drop the song and video at once. It's an event or a moment. You have it all prepared. I rate it.

Usually, I do release dates. But I noticed that people really like visuals. So I've kind of started to follow the blueprint. I think the visuals are just as important as the songs these days.