Pheelz Says It’s “Really Incredible” To See His Music at the Forefront of Afrobeats’ Progression in Mainstream Music (Exclusive)

Afrobeats is really having its ✨ moment ✨  right now in the world of music, and one person to majorly thank for that is Pheelz

The 28-year-old Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer has been dominating the music charts with his vibrant melodies and sultry lyrics that blend Afrobeats, R&B, and mainstream pop, giving fans of all types of music some feel-good songs that are made to be on repeat.

Music was always part of Pheelz’s life, as he grew up singing and playing keyboards in the church run by his father, who is a pastor in Lagos. The multi-hyphenate, whose real name is Phillip Kayode Moses, took his love for the craft and began producing a ton of songs, which led to landing his first hit at sixteen, cuts for stars like M.I and Mr. Eazi, hundreds of thousands of fans on TikTok and Instagram and a recording contract with Warner Records.

“The plan originally was to just be myself no matter what, and I think it’s working for me so far I guess,” Nigeria’s most in-demand producer says with a smile. “I just want to be myself and I don’t want to fake anything, so whatever you see on social media is real life. The fans just do the rest and it’s up to the universe to make something go viral.”

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Back in February, Pheelz released his latest project Pheelz Goodwhich can be described as a celebration of the newcomer’s roots and a summation of his current musical sensibilities.

When diving deeper into the EP’s meaning the 28-year-old tells Celeb Secrets that the body of work showcases three of his emotions, which fans can see through both the project’s lyrics and artwork.

“If you look at the artwork and my videos, you see there are three masks,” he says. “Each mask is my ego. There’s a lovable emotion that you hear in ‘Stand By You’ and ‘Pheelz Like Summer;’ the bad boy/boss lady emotion where you don’t really want to fall in love that you hear in ‘Ballin,’ ‘Pablo Escobar,’ and ‘Finesse’; and the cultural and traditional emotion that showcases Nigeria and the true Afro spirit.”

And with over 100 million streams and counting, Pheelz Good forms a path in the right direction for both Pheelz and the Afrobeats genre, as his viral songs are giving Nigeria and the rest of Africa’s beautiful culture the worldwide recognition it’s always deserved.

“It feels really, really incredible,” Pheelz says about being at the forefront of the genre’s progression in the US. “This is stuff that we would talk about back in school that we’d fantasize about and talk with friends, so seeing how possible everything is becoming, how small the world is right now and how huge the Afrobeat genre and the spirit and the vibe is… it’s just incredible. It’s really a blessing for sure.”

Capitalizing on incredible momentum he’s had this year, Pheelz shared the romantic and cinematic music video for his new single “Pheelz Like Summer” yesterday (March 28), bringing the song’s heartfelt lyrics to life by depicting moments of a relationship in full bloom with vignettes on the beach, on the dance floor and on the soccer field.

The visual captures sweeping vistas of Nigeria in all of its splendor as a stylish Pheelz lives out these moments of pure passion on screen. Soundtracked by the song’s simmering bounce and breezy hook, the video immediately captivates the viewer the same way his song has been dominating the viral music charts on major streaming platforms.

“It starts from the energy I’m trying to express,” Pheelz explains to Celeb Secrets reporter Juliet Schroder when talking about his creative process. “It starts with an energy that I’m trying to interpret and then I found outlets to interpret that energy. I was a really, really shy kid, so these outlets would be my way of communicating with the world. I would write poems, I would draw, and I would make music that shows how I feel and what I’m trying to communicate.”

As for what’s next, Pheelz tells Celeb Secrets that he’s in “album mode” and has been in the writers’ room with musical greats like Pharrell Williams, Usher and Dr. Dre. He’s also gearing up to hit the road really soon, as he loves not only performing, but interacting with his fans to recreate his songs and interpret them in different ways.

“My show is me being myself on stage and just, you know, having fun. We share love, laughter and joy while bringing good positive Afro energy,” he reveals.

For more on Pheelz and his music, watch our full interview below, and don’t forget to let us know what you think of Pheelz Good by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or sliding into our DMs at @celebsecrets.

You can connect with PHEELZ by giving him a follow on Instagram at @pheelzgood and TikTok at @pheelzgood.



  • Juliet Schroder

    Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and exploring the latest fashion trends. Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and…

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