Lol lately on twitter & other social platforms the undying & ending comparison between Starboy CEO ‘Ayo Wizkid Balogun’ & Co- owner HKN records ‘David Davido Adeleke’ has become a huge topic.
Well this issue isn’t as complicated as fans make it seem especially on twitter, what makes you a successful artist? Thats the question being ignored by people while making this comparison basically ‘my opinion’ of a successful artist is based on ‘awards’ ‘fan base’ ‘hit songs’ etc. So lets compare based on these.
Awards : Wizzy (Wizkid) as he’s fondly called by fans has been in the industry for 13years now, wow thats big 13years of consistency isn’t easy & all through these years he’s bagged in all a total of 16awards which includes
i) 1BET award.
ii) 3Headies awards.
iii) 3 NEA
v) 1Channel O MVA
vi) 1Ghana music
vii) 2City people
viii) 2Dynamix awards.
ix) 1Future award.
x) 1 4stye TV MVA award
…and also nominations from NMVA; World music awards; MTV Africa music awards; MTV Europe music awards which in total sums to 49. Currently CEO of his own famous ‘Starboy Entertainment’ & also signed to ‘Empire Mates Entertainment’ ‘konvict muzik’ & ‘Disturbing London’ home to Tinie Tempah & Jessie J. , Akon’s O.B.O.
(Davido) surprisingly has been in the industry for 3years & to be honest he’s already doing well for himself the songwriter, singer & producer has 17awards to his name he has
i) 1BET award
ii) 2MTV Africa music awards
iii) 1KORA award
iv) 1NMVA award
v) 2Dynamix awards
vi) 1City people people
vii) 1Channel O people
viii) 4NEA awards
ix) 3Headies awards
x) 1Ghana music award & surprisingly he has only 25nominations thats too impressive for an artist.
Fan Base Now this is a very difficult part between both artists, they both have die hard fans ready to do anything no matter how crazy. You can hardly see any of them anywhere both Nigeria or any part of Africa even some major places in the world without them being mobbed hardly.
The two of them can drop a song whenever & the response will be too massive both on air & off air, but recently I think Davido’s fan base keeps increasing daily like every song he drops is like fuel to his already existing flame. Some argue the reason is because of Wizkid’s delay of his 2nd album, well I don’t see how this even relates, the star boy CEO dropped two singles recently & they didn’t do well also he announced his collaborations with Rihanna & Chris Brown dropping in the album hopefully the Wizzy we used to know will be resurrected.
Hit Singles Again another difficult category ,the Stayboy CEO has mad crazy singles to his name ‘holla at your boy’ ‘tease me’ ‘Azonto’ ‘jaiye jaiye’ ‘don’t dull’ ‘pakurumo’ ‘dance for me’ ‘caro’ ‘on top your matter’ etc . These songs at their release some with his debut album ‘Superstar’ released in 2011 were all big hit songs, club bangers & gained maddddd airplay with good videos to match, I must also confess Wizkid’s “superstar’ album is one of the best albums from Nigeria, every track on the album was a hit every track chai.
While Davido has song extremely good songs too,not just good songs but some were anthems in the streets & the media for a long time from ‘back when’ ‘dami duro’ ‘skelewu’ ‘gobe’ ‘all of you’ ‘ekuro’ ‘aye’ ‘gbon gbon’ & recently ‘tchelete (good life) were all huge songs big anthems undeniably but truth is Wizkid’s ‘superstar’ album was better than Davido’s ‘O.B.O.’ album but then Davido’s ‘dami duro’ is undeniably bigger than any track Wizkid ever made . But irrespective Wizkid paved the way for him (Davido) who paved the way for others now.
So Who’s a better & bigger artist?????????????
Written By : Tunde Sanni