Again, Afrobeat superstar, Davido has caused an uproar again after he lists the Next Big 5 Artistes in the music industry while snubbing the others.
During a recent interview with Omega, Davido was asked to name the next big five artistes from Nigeria; his response however leads to controversy.
In his reply, he omitted Fireboy DML, Tems, and Omah Lay from the list, which caused a backlash on social media.
He mentioned Rema, Buju, Ayra Starr, Victony and Asake as the artists he believes will dominate the music industry as the next big five. He acknowledged that this was his personal opinion and stated that the future of Afrobeat looks promising.
”I would say like the next big five. I would say Rema; he got the “Calm Down” record, Buju (BNXN), Ayra Starr….. I would like to say Victony. No, no, me I no want jones o. Okay, let’s do it like this. It’s Rema, Buju, Asake, between him and Rema, I would say they are at the top….. Ayra Starr and Ruger. The future of Afrobeat, I would say it’s crazy,” he said.
However, fans expressed their discontent on social media criticizing Davido for snubbing Fireboy, Tems, and Omah Lay in his selection.
Watch the video below:
"The next 5 are – Rema, Buju (BNXN), Asake, Ayra Starr, V̶i̶c̶t̶o̶n̶y̶, Ruger"
– Davido pic.twitter.com/5NehrfiyOY
— 🐬 @𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗯𝗼𝘆 (@OneJoblessBoy) June 12, 2023
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