Nigerian Superstars, Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy are trending on twitter and it, not for the reason you would expect.
Earlier Burna Boy Tweeted that he is the best since Fela and trust Nigerians to descend on him like lightning. Most Nigerians didn’t agree with his tweet including his fans who believe that Burna Boy is getting Pompous just because he was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Some went ahead to drag Wizkid and Davido into the whole fray and now Twitter is buzzing with the question “who is actually the best?”
While some will argue that Burna Boy is a great Artiste on his own, but he is not that great to be calling himself the best after Fela.
But Burna Boy isn’t the first person to have been dragged by Nigerians for making such statement, in 2017 when Wizkid tweeted that if he dies, he dies a legend, Some Nigerians felt he wasn’t in the category of being called a legend yet.
Each Artiste in their own right have made Nigeria proud globally from clinching international awards to signing international deals, collaborating with Foreign Artistes, the question of who is the best among the three is not a question one can answer easily.
But some Nigerians think otherwise, check out some of their tweets:
Still rate Wizkid, Davido, D'banj and Olamide over Burna Boy sha.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) February 12, 2020
Wizkid spent almost 4 months in the US last year. Making good music with the powerhouses of Hollywood.
Davido also have been consistent matching records set by the likes of 2face, Psquare and D’banj.
Now we have Burna Boy(Van Dijk) “ 2 season wonder” who thinks he is the Best!
— Zoba (@Utdzoba) February 12, 2020
Wow!!! So Burna boy believes he "brought us the respect that we are enjoying".
Wizkid,Olamide and Davido and co remained consistent for a decade and neither of them are declaring they are the best.
Any man who must say, "I am the King", is no true king.
— CHIEf , THE DADDY™ 🦁👳 (@umar_ayotunde) February 12, 2020
We are forgetting how Wizkid didn't attend the BET because they give awards to artist outside the main event (10 am before the main events at the back stage)
He stood up and things changed, yet Burna Boy is saying rubbish.
Burna Boy, Your father!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— PorPorRee 💫 (@VEJ0ME) February 13, 2020
Davido giving credits to Tubaba Psquare & Dbanj, The actual artistes who paved the way for him to be where he is now
Wizkid has also done the same
But there's never been a moment Burna boy acknowledged these legends, Man is so full of himself
Pride comes before downfall Burna pic.twitter.com/SBfOh6dILa
— Vinnie (@vinz6199) February 13, 2020
Let’s delve deep into these three Artists and find out why people will compare them.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known professionally as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who rose to prominence after releasing “Holla at Your Boy” in 2010, the lead single from his debut album “Superstar” in 2011.
He was signed to Empire Mate Entertainment in 2009 but left after his contract with them expired. He later went on to establish his own record label called Starboy Entertainment in 2013.
In February 2014, wizkid became the first Nigerian musician to have over one million followers on twitter.
In 2016, Wizkid achieved International Recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, “One Dance”. This also led to him being the first Afrobeat artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Record for his contribution to the song.
Apart from the awards he received both in Nigeria and Africa, he has been a recipient of International Awards like MOBO Awards, BET Awards, MTV Europe Awards.
David Adedeji Adeleke better known as Davido is an American born Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer
He rose to fame after releasing Dami Duro the second single from his debut studio album, Omo Baby Olowo which also featured hit tracks like Back when featuring Naeto C, Ekuro, All of You.
In January 2016, Davido announced on Twitter he signed a record deal with Sony Music. A few months after the deal with Sony, Davido launched his own label, Davido Music Worldwide(DMW) which has acts like Peruzzi, Mayorkun, Dremo, Yonda currently signed to it.
Davido went on to release hits likes IF, Fall, Assurance, Fia, Blow my mind featuring Chris Brown, Risky featuring Popcaan. IF was certified Diamond, Fall was Certified Platinum, Blow my mind certified Platinum and Risky double Platinum. His Currently Album, A Good Time was also Certified Platinum.
He won the 2017 MOBO Award for Best African Act and also the BET Award for Best International Act in 2018.
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy is a Nigerian Singer and Songwriter. His grandfather Benson Idonije once managed Fela Kuti.
He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing Like to party, the lead single from his debut studio album, L.I.F.E, which also included songs like “Tonight”, “Always Love You”, “Run My Race” and “Yawa Dey”.
He created his own record label called Spaceship Entertainment in 2015 after splitting from Aristokrat Records.
On 3 January 2019, he was announced alongside Mr. Eazi as one of the artists performing at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
He won the BET Awards for Best International Act and also won MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Africa Act both in 2019.
He was nominated for Grammy Awards for Best World Music Album but lost to Angelique Kidjo who dedicated her award to Burna Boy.
His popular hits include “Like to party”, “Yawa Dey”, “Rockstar”, “Check and Balance”, “Ye”, “On the Low”, “Gbona”, “Killing Dem”, “Anybody”, “Dangote”.
So now you know some facts about these three great artists, who do you think is the greatest?