“Na Me Start Am”: Singer Danny Young Claims He Paved Way for Asake, Seyi Vibez, Sparks Online Debate

“Na Me Start Am”: Singer Danny Young Claims He Paved Way for Asake, Seyi Vibez, Sparks Online Debate

  • Popular Nigerian singer, Danny Young, has credited himself for influencing the style of other musicians such as Asake and Seyi Vibez
  • In a video making the rounds online, Danny Young explained how he was the one who started the style of music Asake and Seyi Vibez now make
  • The music star’s statement sparked a heated debate on social media with many netizens sharing their thoughts
  • A Nigerian social media manager, Tobi Crackitt, shared his thoughts with Legit.ng on the matter

Popular Nigerian singer, Ajibola Danladi aka Danny Young, is now making headlines over his claims about Asake and Seyi Vibez’s style of music.

In a video that was posted by @instablog9ja on Instagram and spotted by Legit.ng, the music star was heard explaining how he influenced the music of the two trending artistes.

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Danny Young claims he paved way for Asake, Seyi Vibez.
Fans react as Danny Young claims he paved way for Asake, Seyi Vibez. Photos: @dannyyoungofficial, @asakemusic, @seyi_vibez
Source: Instagram

According to Danny Young, he is very happy with what Asake and Seyi Vibez are doing with their craft because it has now gone international. Not stopping there, he was quick to add that he did it first.

The Oju Ti Won singer added that the style and tune of Asake and Seyi Vibez's music is influenced by him.

In his words:

“But you know say na me start that music, the style, the lamba, the streets, tune. Anytime wey you dey hear those lamba, make you know say na me, no cap.”

See the video below:

Reactions as Danny Young claims he influenced Asake, Seyi Vibez’s music

Danny Young’s claim about being the inspiration behind Seyi Vibez and Asake’s music was met with a series of mixed reactions on social media. Read some of the comments from netizens below:

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“Who be Danny young?”


“Dis one na Blackface wey fit afford gold chain.. .”


“Learn to appreciate those before you. Danny Young is OG.”


“With KleverJay featuring song ? no be only pave.”


“Danny Young yes you did well in your prime but please don't go " blackface" on us abeg.”


“Some of you here don't even know the movement of this naija pop na internet artist of nowadays Una Sabi if you Said who is Danny Young definitely you just start to dey listen to 9ja music not even wizkid, olamide era then if U don't know Danny Young make I ask when you start listening to naija pop music.”


“Dem blow and you nor blow.”


“All of una just Dey pave way, una no get family wey need way.”


“Danny young na OG ,he done tey ✌.”

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“This guy go just they do like say him really sabi. Na this thing they bring d¡srespect to people.”

You can't force your influence on someone

Following Danny Young's claim of inspiring Asake and Seyi Vibez, Legit.ng spoke with Tobi Crackit, a social media manager.

According to Crackit, it is up to the inspired person to reveal who their inspiration is. He said:

"I wouldn’t say Danny Young influenced them because the artistes themselves know who influenced them. You cannot force your influence on someone who doesn’t even see you as an influence. His style might be similar, but influenced? I don’t think so."'

Speaking further, Crackit also addressed the issue of people feeling the need to claim they paved the way for others.

"About people claiming to be trendsetters, it is just how humans are. Everyone wants to be seen differently, unique and all that. In the end, it is fans that will decide who is a trendsetter or an influencer. And that’s why it is important to document history", he said.

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Asake speaks on his struggles with fame

Legit.ng earlier reported that Asake opened up about his life before fame and how he’s being treated currently.

Asake, who made it to the limelight some months ago after dropping his hit song “Omo Ope” featuring YBNL label boss Olamide, has amassed many fans and lovers.

However, Asake, in an interview, revealed his newfound fame has made it difficult for him to spot the difference between those who show him fake love and those who really love him.

Source: Legit.ng

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Taiwo Owolawi (Entertainment Editor) Taiwo Owolawi is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist with four years of work experience at Legit.ng. She graduated from Osun State University with a degree in English and International Studies in 2016. She has also moved on to pursue courses in Public Relations and Copywriting. Taiwo emerged as Legit.ng's Best Entertainment Editor in 2022. Contact: taiwo.owolawi@corp.legit.ng.

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