Nigerian music star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun better known by his millions of fans across the globe as Wizkid is no doubt one of Nigeria’s biggest music exports.
The multiple award-winning superstar has not only etched his name on the sands of time as one of the greatest music stars to come out of Africa but it is certain that he is not far from breaking boundaries yet.
The ‘war’ between Davido and Wizkid would probably last till the end of their careers. The competition between both acts has divided the pop music base in Nigeria with half repping Omo Baba Olowo, and the other half holding it down for Wizzy.
It’s tough to decide which act is better or ahead. Don’t worry in a two part series, Pulse Music will highlight the factors that makes each artist better than the other. Today, we’ll give you reasons why Wizkid is better than his arch-rival Davido.
> He is the youngest African artiste to get a Grammy Award.
> Wizkid is the first African pop star to perform/sell out Royal Albert Hall in London.
> He is the Nigerian artiste with the most award nominations in Nigeria.
> He is the first Nigerian artiste to win an award from the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
> Thanks to his collaboration on “One Dance” a track he was featured on by Canadian rapper, Drake, Wizkid is the only Nigerian artiste to maintain the number one spot on iTunes World Chart for more than one week.
> 24 hours after its release, Wizkid’s “Come Closer” on which he featured Drake got up to a million views on YouTube. This makes Wizkid the first African artiste whose video hit the million mark within the first 24 hours of its release. He broke his own record with the music video for “Fever”. The video features Nigerian superstar, Tiwa Savage who plays his love interest.
> Wizkid Has More Hits Than Davido- This is not even up for dispute. Wizkid is perhaps Nigeria’s most prolific hitmaker. From his debut album, to the EME compilation album to his new project, Wizkid has racked more hits that will last some artist’s entire career. Let’s not forget the songs he dropped in between albums such as ‘Azonto’. Hit for hit, Wizkid is leading this race with a huge gap.
> Wizkid Has Better Taste In Women- Right from the get go before he became a superstar, Wizkid has shown that his taste in women is high. Look at his babe in ‘Holla At Ur Boy’ video to his current on/and off bae. Add Tonto Dikeh, Victoria Kimani, Seyi Shay to his rumoured list of flings, and you see that he doesn’t do random babes. Even his baby mama is good looking. We can’t say this about Davido. The two times he has been caught with his pants down, its been with chicks who aren’t great in the looks department.
> International Clout- Chris Brown is his buddy. Rihanna(reportedly) likes his music. He shares the same management with Tinie Tempah. He has done songs with Akon, and Tyga. It’s pretty much obvious is a huge music export. He is known by foreign celebs, and he even parties with them. Davido doesn’t have the same international recognition Wizkid has. And oh, he’s taken a selfie with Justin Bieber.
> Wizkid Is A Better Dresser- Take a look at Wizkid’s Instagram and you can see that Wizzy takes dressing seriously. He doesn’t just rock brands, he knows how to co-ordinate them. Davido on the other hand just buys the expensive gear, but they don’t reflect a high taste in fashion and style. Wizkid can just wear a white T and a pair of blue jeans and still outshine a Davido dripping in Versace.
> Wizkid Writes His Own Songs – Wizkid is the brain and author behind all his songs. This is an added benefit for the star. Davido is known to buy songs off artists.
Wizkid is better rated by music scholars, lovers and legends. He is a sensation, a maven. He is a wizard.