- American music veteran has applauded Nigerian stars Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy for their effort in making Afrobeats go global
- Akon, in a statement, described Wizkid as the poster child, Burna Boy as a beast and Davido as the underdog
- According to Akon, Wizkid is that artist that put out a song a year, and it lasts for that whole year
- The American music star linked Davido’s wealthy background to the singer’s success in the industry
American veteran musician Akon is making headlines over statements he made about Nigerian singers, Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy.
While applauding the three singers’ effort in taking Afrobeats to the international scene, Akon described the Nigerian stars differently.
Akon describes Wizkid
In an interview with famous American Radio host, Sway, the American star described Wizkid as a Superstar and a born star while adding that Wizkid is the poster child of Afrobeat and the biggest name in the industry.
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“Wizkid is just a superstar, he is one of those guys that put up one record a year and the record last a whole year. He is a born star without a doubt”.
Akon gives his take on Davido
On Davido, Akon described the DMW label boss as an underdog that fought hard to be where he is, as he links his success to his wealthy family background.
“So, Davido was the underdog. But he had the support of a wealthy family so he was able to come up every week with a new song, new video. So he just kept coming. He has more songs more than any Afrobeats.
“He beats the others with quantity versus quality. So he had his method… Everybody has their method.”
Akon rates Burna Boy
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On Burna Boy, Akon described the African giant as a beast.
“Burna Boy us a beast, he’s representing the culture on a level it needs to be represented on”.
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Tekno shades Dammy Krane for calling out Davido over unpaid debt
Popular singer and producer Augustine Miles Kelechi, better known as Tekno, made headlines after he cast a shade at his colleague Dammy Krane for calling out DMW label boss Davido over an alleged unpaid debt.
In a call out on Twitter, Dammy Krane said he wrote the ‘hook’ of the song ‘Pere’ for Davido but never got paid, adding that he reached out to OBO a number of times to no avail.
While dragging Davido, Dammy Krane went on to tag Tekno and Kiddominant as he asked if they have gotten their payment for the service they rendered to the singer as well.
Tekno, in a shade that seems directed to Dammy Krane said it is those who don’t have money that call out people owing them in public, a statement that has left tongues wagging