Nigerian music fans have renewed their recurrent debate on just how good, or big the ubertalented singer, Wizkid is. The debate was reignited following the launch of Drake’s new album, ‘Views’.
It emerged that Wizkid didn’t only feature on the album, he co produced one of the tracks, ‘One Dance’ with 40 and nineteen85. This led to rave reviews for the Omo Jaiye Jaiye crooner, as former boss, Banky W took to Instagram to praise his ex protégé. “Called you superstar from day 1, cuz I always knew. Now the whole world does. Too proud of you @wizkidayo Too proud. Win Forever.”
However, some overzealous fans took the love to another level when they tweeted that Wizkid had overtaken the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti as the best and biggest from Nigeria while others compared ‘Baba Nla’ to Tubaba, Dbanj and Asa as the country’s biggest export.
Read some of the most interesting comparisons being made between Nigeria’s biggest music stars.
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Long live the idols. But Wizkid is the best of now…thats about it…
— The god-king ⚔ (@TheDelgadoWay) April 29, 2016
I'm in support of the 'Wizkid is going places' thing, but please let's not mention Fela's name anyhow. Please https://t.co/abyxUQymfb
— panda. (@yuva_aura_mukta) April 29, 2016
Wizkid is like a moving train at full speed. One day it may get to the station where 2face and Asa is.
The is no comparison.
— Umeh and 99 others (@UmehOMA) April 29, 2016
Journalist : So how do you feel being on Drake's #VIEWS album?
— RESPECK MY NAME (@Skiwo) April 29, 2016
Wizkid = Leicester
2 Face = Man Utd
Wizkid currently better then 2 baba but overall 2baba is not his mate
— Light (@HisRoyalDopenez) April 29, 2016
Wizkid isn't up there with Fela or KSA yet. Loooooooong way to go. But he's moving.
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) April 29, 2016
Wizkid said you should delete the tweet https://t.co/sJRJz42toX
— Archer (@BeardedCoquet) April 29, 2016
Sorry, Wizkid is not the biggest artist Africa has ever produced. Fela and Youssou N'dour were much bigger.
— Djaji The Prime (@djajiprime) April 29, 2016
At this point I'd agree that Wizkid has surpassed D'banj as Nigeria's biggest global star.
— Mayowa George (@Wana____) April 29, 2016
I almost followed the slander of wizkid on that song till i listened to it and actually loved his part. This TL will mislead you bruh
— The Sholly Maine (@_Brayz) April 29, 2016
Wizkid is the Biggest Musician Africa has ever Produced. Idc Idc. That boy is int'l and He's Killing it everyday.
— Akinbosola (@Aykaystyles) April 29, 2016
Asides Femi Kuti and Asa, Wizkid is Nigeria's biggest star right now. Don't even argue. It is a lost cause
— A Big Nwa (@Oddy4real) April 29, 2016
I was telling someone Wizkid produced One Dance and she was arguing like a donkey pic.twitter.com/5gh80xmfE1
— Alex (@Dopeheart_xo) April 28, 2016
Good times for WizKid. Good times for the Music Industry in Nigeria. Great Stuff!
— Makida Moka (@TheMakidaMoka) April 28, 2016