The most recent sold-out concert of Wizkid at the Royal Albert Hall in London, has triggered a historical debate among music enthusiasts.
Wizkid, who can unapologetically be tagged the rave of the moment, was recently compared to Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti on micro-blogging site, Tweeter.
After emerging the first African to sell out the Royal Albert Hall in London, mixed reactions trailed Wizkid as his fans jumped into conclusion that he must be the greatest Nigerian musician to emerge from Africa.
See Most Populous Tweets Below:
Stop disrespecting Fela by comparing him to Wizkid, That’s a legend who took Africa to the world when there was no social media nor internet.
Cinderella Man @Osi_Suave
Fela was way more than a musician. Fela was culture Fela was activism.
Ferdinand @Burmese_Tyga Fela didnt become greatest Saxophonist in Africa, stood for the people, had his mum thrown of the balcony for u to compare him to Wizkid.
Comparing Wizkid and Fela is intellectual bankruptcy. Don’t do it.There are other topics you can engage in for mental stimulation.
Sir Paul McCartney
sold over 1 BILLION albums with The Beatles. He came to Nigeria to beg Fela for a collaboration, Fela said no. Motown executives traveled to Nigeria & offered him $1m to be signed to Michael Jackson’s former label, he said no.
@Rouvafe Which Wizkid are you people comparing to Fela? the Wizkid that cannot last a day in cell, talk less of jail abi another Wizkid
Cant blame these generation tho! Music done went from “message” to “pon pon pon” beat! Thats why u rate a club artist over FELA KUTI!!
Ebuka Akara @ebuka_akara
Fela sang for the people. He fought with the government and demanded a better life for Nigerians through his music. They even killed his mom