When reading this topic the first thought that would pop up would immediately pan to someone like fela. Over the year there have been a lot of Nigerian artists who ruled the industry, but for everything and everyone there is someone or something that is the best and greatest. So who is the best and greatest artist of this industry?
First of all, let’s make an analysis.
Let’s start with the highest rated and most reliable platform: the internet. Due to some fast research the internet revealed that there is no specific king of Nigerian artists at the moment, basically because opinions and ratings from people and industry insiders. But there were multiple lists available from different individuals, blogs and new platforms that mostly spoke of their net worth and achievements.
In this post we want to investigate these manners and make the final decision on that, it is though another opinion but we want to take everything in a literal way.
According to the internet Wizkid is currently the richest Nigerian artists with a net worth of 20 Million $ (USD), Followed by Davido who’s net worth is 19 Million $ (USD) and Burna Boy 17 Million $ (USD).
Does the net worth of an Artist determine his status and positions on the best of list?
Here are reasons why NOT:
First of all the historical background of an artist is another important to consider in our analysis but the best and most important point to focus on is basically the discography and general impacts the artist has made.
The top nominees are currently Wizkid, Davido, Fela, 2Face and Burna Boy.
These candidates for the Nigerian Music King title have been popping up most when it comes to the question of who is the king of music in Nigeria. But is there a solid answer to that question? Let’s keep on analyzing.
According to their historical past the candidates (Davido excluded), Had a rough and difficult past in which they allegedly hustled hard to get to the position.
What really is the important and interesting part to know? Their intention. What we want to know is what and why drives them, the impact they lay on people.
Just little research is needed to realize that Fela was one of the most remarkable people in the industry, basically because he’s been a huge drive for people and apart from that, he left something immortal behind after his death. The impact his huge, what makes him a strong candidate.
2 face is another huge candidate basically because he was able to keep his seat in the limelight stable for over 20 years, which is a rare case, by the way.
The top 3 is the Grammy nominated Burna Boy who has kept his afro standards stable and refused to stay loyal to it instead.
Has this top tree made it clear who the winner is?
Actually, there’s more to consider when choosing the real Nigerian Music King. How does the artist lay impacts on the society?
We know that Fela and Burna Boy have been rather more generalized and promoted the use of weed and build a fan base of young smokers who enjoy puffing one to their music. Although their music have always been meaningful, a lot more than the ones of Wizkid and Davido.
But the most important thing is the impact thing and to our perspective 2Baba wins the Nigerian Music King for staying genuine and loyal to himself, while just doing the best he can and receiving the award of an unbeatable and unbreakable seat in the limelight house.
It could be anyone though and honestly there’s no main answer to this basically because everyone has his or her own opinion.
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