A video has surfaced on social media featuring four analysts or rather American Djs discussing about Wizkid and his music. The presenters of this podcast/show alluded to the fact that Wizkid is unknown in America and that the only reason anyone will possibly know him is because of his track with Drake. They went on to say that there was no Afro Beats ambassador out of Africa and compared Wizkid to a Sean Paul who is a Reggae Icon.These comments has got so many Nigerians angry and a lot of people expressed their displeasure at the obvious diss of Nigeria’s beloved Wizkid.
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#TrendingDebate – Some American music heads were discussing the growth of #Afrobeats in America and they had a few things to say about #Wizkid and other African music acts. . . According to members of the Road Podcast, Wizkid would have been widely unknown safe for the fact that he worked with Drake. The podcast crew attributed any success Wizkid enjoys in America largely to the exposure given to by his collaboration with #Drake ?
This was rather heartbreaking listening to someone thrashing a success that has taken so much time and years to build, taking one so much time. energy and money to get the level they are now. Our very own Reggae & Blues crooner, Harrysong came to Wizkid’s defense.
He said on a post he made on instagram,
“first of all…. i don’t know who the fuck this oyibo albino is saying, there’s no star of Afro beats. your fathers and your president know the great Fela Anikilakpo Kuti and still respect him till date. Wizkid , Davido, Burna, 2Face Idibia and many more don’t need Sean Paul or Drake to be known as stars as they are…. you Americans should respect our sound and culture(AFRICA)? I CANT STAND DISRESPECT. I SUPPORT PEOPLE, NOT PARTY.“
Harrysong obviously angry with the derogatory statements, revealed that artistes like Wizkid, Davido, and many more in the music industry do not need other Big International Artistes to be well known or recognized globally. He added that, Nigerians should fish out the social media handle of the analyst in order to educate him properly and correct his upbringing.
We totally support Harrysong and we believe Wizkid is well known enough. I mean if four American DJs are talking about him, that means they not only know about him, but they also know his music. We are proud of our Wizkid any day anytime and we will continue to support his brand and music. At the time of this article, there has been no comment or reaction from Wizkid himself or anyone from his camp.
PS: Wizkid is gearing up to drop a song,’JORO’ from his fourth studio album and we can’t wait! We know it will definitely be a JAM! Stay tuned to Nollywoodalive as we are here to keep you informed and entertained.