“Wizkid Has Done So Much for the African Music Culture”: Tyla Ranks Singer With Michael Jackson

“Wizkid Has Done So Much for the African Music Culture”: Tyla Ranks Singer With Michael Jackson

  • Nigerian singer Wizkid was placed on the same rank as global international star Michael Jackson by fast-rising South African singer Tyla
  • The Water hitmaker recently graced a popular podcast show where she aired her views on the greatest artists of all time
  • Mentioning a list of other international talents, she highlighted that the Made in Lagos crooner has so much significance on the African music scene

Nigerian singer Ayo Balogun, best known as Ayo Balogun, has been recently praised by South African singer Tyla, who ranked him alongside other international legends such as Michael Jackson, Rihanna, and Drake.

During an interview on The Bianca Show Tyla was asked to name her five greatest musicians of all time. Wizkid, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Drake, and Rihanna were among the artists cited by the "Water" hitmaker.

Read also

"Nobody can be me": Tems Brags, declares self best female Nigerian singer, clip goes viral

Tyla hails Wizkid, Michael Jackson
Tyla eulogises Wizkid Credit: @tyla, @wizkid
Source: Instagram

She elaborated by saying that Wizkid's longevity and impact in the African music industry were the reasons for her putting him on the list.

Tyla said, "My top five musical artists of all time are, obviously, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Drake... It is always difficult to find the last one."
"There are so many, but I will say Wizkid. He has been around so long and has done so much for the culture and the genre [African music], so I definitely put him there."

See the video below

Tyla's video sparks reactions online

Legit.ng gathered the buzz around the songstress' comment.

See the reaction below:

@rahliatsugar:

"Well, it is good she is paying respect to those before her. Burna FC won’t like this."

@kele_gram:

"She didn’t mention any South African artist, interesting."

Read also

Tyla teaches Jennifer Hudson 'Water' dance, fans love authentic SA coloured accent: "She's so cute"

@Adeleye13673967:

"Na only Nigeria people go get mind dey someone like Davido wit Wizkid."

@wil3urn:

Mention 3 things wizkid has done for the culture or gerne."

@IgwezeItse56886:

"She didn't mentioned any African artists apart from wizkid which was her last this girl nur serious."

Tyla becomes 1st South African artist to hit 15m Spotify listeners

Tyla amazed her fans recently. The singer smashed the local Spotify numbers, gaining instant success in the streaming world.

According to @chartdata, Tyla is now the first South African artist to obtain 15 million monthly listeners.

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel