In this net age, the importance of getting good management for music prosperity is equivalent to getting a solid fanbase.
Mp3bullet‘s aim is to enlighten the public on how our recently conducted Twitter poll expresses a real-life fanbase in the music industry.
As of the 16th of February, Mp3bullet conducted a Twitter poll of which Nigerian artist has the highest fanbase.
Correspondingly, the poll was placed in two categories, with a composition of four artistes each.
Of course, the 8 artistes whose names were placed on the poll are the leading Nigerian artistes;
Wizkid, Davido, Burna boy, Laycon, Olamide, Naira Marley, Rema, and Tiwa Savage.
Furthermore, a time frame of 24hours was set and the votes were cast.
What is a fanbase?
For an artiste, a fanbase means the people that will consume your music regularly and keep up to date with your music journey.
In this era of social media and online presence, one can look at a fanbase as the people that follow your artiste brand on different platforms and engage with your content regularly.
Particularly, almost every artiste has a fanbase to sustain their relevance and push their music beyond borders.
While this is the case of every artiste, this is no different from our recently conducted poll, and its real-life situation.
Who has the highest fanbase in the Nigerian music industry???
— Mp3Bullet.ng (@Mp3bullet) February 16, 2021
The big question now is, how?!!
At the inception of the poll, Laycon took an early lead for the first poll, before Wizkid’s fans overtook.
Uniquely, Laycon has been building a fanbase for himself right from the BBNaija days, with the name “Icons“.
It was through the supports of his fanbase he was able to sustain an incredible win in the BBNaija house.
Also, the presence of this same fanbase gave him an edge over Burna and Davido for this poll.
The reflection of what they did to him in a real-life experience is what they displayed with the poll.
It sure reflects to what extent a fan or fans can go for one.
Wizkid on the other hand has been steadily relevant for over a decade in the industry.
Likewise, he has built a universal reputation and world-wide fanbase named “Wizkid FC“.
Wizkid FC have been with him right from the “Holla at Your Boy” days, till date.
Recall when he became the first African artiste to sell out the o2 Arena London, in 2019.
Also, remember when his fans came through for him and he sold out Royal Albert Hall, London in 2017.
With these life instances, they prove themselves to be die-hard fans, ready to go any length for him.
It is no surprise they came through for him, despite it was just a Twitter poll with no award to it.
On the other hand, other artistes are not left out, as they also have a great fanbase, and that is the reason they were on the poll.
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Now, Davido who came third on the poll may come as a surprise to many, well it shouldn’t be.
His fanbase is not as radical and rugged as that of Wizkid, and Laycon.
While the 30BG goons are classified as the soft and wealthy boys, icons, and Wizkid FC are a product of the street.
This has been expressed over time in shows, functions, and in all manners/ forms.
However, Davido has proven to be a master in the game with many hit songs and albums produced.
The second poll:
This is where YBNL boss Olamide, and Marlian boss Naira Marley fall on.
Mp3bullet’s second poll is a result of the demand from fans who feel the need to put up those artistes, as they are counted worthy.
Although the poll was almost predictable, the outcome was a close count, with Olamide winning with 43% and Marley coming behind with 36.9% votes.
The two are street lords who have constantly delivered.
Moreover, Olamide is part of the people who assisted Marley to stardom, yet he competes strongly with him.
However, many people assume these “streets” are not on social media, but the result of the poll says it all.
On the other hand, Marley whose Marlians shut down Eko Convention some years back for his show depicts what they mean to him.
Though he is not the first artiste to shut down a show, the presence of his fans made more headlines that year.
However, with this poll, we know better that his supposed street fans are online and offline.
Moreover, much wasn’t expected from Rema considering he is just growing in the game.
While for Tiwa Savage, the presence of her soldiers was felt a bit, but not compared to the heavyweights.