An extremely concerned fan has written to Wizkid on why he should emulate Davido. Read the interesting piece below, as written by @Iamsynord on Twitter.
The Roots !!!
Never change your real self/style to gain appeal to some people who care less about what you may have to offer… Originality matters a lot..
Davido signed to Sony Music and was not allowed to drop a single song for eleven months…The single drought adversely affected his career in terms of airplay, shows and awards.. By the time he was allowed to drop songs, he had to forfeit his creative control and dropped the poorly received Son Of Mercy EP where he had to do rnb, Patois, trap and some other sounds alien to the davido we know..
Fast forward,Davido realized he had made a big mistake …He realized he had stop giving people what attracted sony/Rca to him in the first place..
His African rhythm/melody….His creative control had been seized and he was being forced to do songs that appealed to the whites…
Swiftly, he posted on his Instagram that f**k the international s**I and claimed he is back to his roots and his basics…He also added that his creative control had been returned.. He sacked his manager, Kamal and got his old pal, Asa asika on board…
…Long story short, Davido returned to what we knew him for..Pure Gbedu African Sound…His Single ” IF is the biggest single at the moment …And his next singles ( all African jams ) Fall. BabyTomato and Won le ba are all potential hits..Davido had even set aside his international feature titled kpere ft youngthug and swae Lee to later dates… Sense..
Wizkid since featuring Drake has been turned from the gbedu and lamba African sound giver to a reggae and dancehall singer.. The plan is to turn wizkid completely to a dancehall singer… Bounce along with Zara Larsson, u don’t know with Justine Skye, Kranium’s believe, major laser Boom boom, Daddy Yo, Sweet love, fine wine remix, Rkelly thank you…
Every single Song has been a drift to the reggae ragga Impression…No wonder the latest song “whine for me” was with Vybez kartel…Some might say Wizkid is trying to appeal to international market or he does global music now, but which of the So called globally appealing music has made it as big as Ojuelegba, where Africa percussions and the Yoruba langugage signifying his roots was used..
Which of these globally appealing singles have gotten airplays like in my bed, Ojuelegba. Show me the money…
Fela anikulapo kuti invented afro beats and today , he is more known internationally than any Nigerian artist …Sunny Ade was nominated for Grammy for his juju music…
— You can’t do it better than the people that owns the stuff, no matter how you try,U will only be close to them ‘
Davido raked in Over 45 million from shows according to his Snapchat from shows after he released If ….Wizkid has not performed in Nigeria since last year !!! who is gaining and who is losing…
Wizkid , I beg of you , take us back to the days of no lele, Oluwa lo ni, ojuelegba, mummy mi, Holla at your boy , tease me.. We are tired of this your ” Do what the teacher say don’t come late ” and reggaeton oyinbo vibes..
African music can get you the Grammy.Ask.Angelique kidjo ,Soweto choir and Yiussoif Dior.
Written by a Concerned fan
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