There have always been rivalry among Hip Hop, RnB and other genres of music artists. Musical stars battle to be on the number spot and stay alive in the heart of their fans.They battle for record sale, fanbase, popularity, respect and longevity. Beef and rivalry is not just happening, It has always been there right from the time of music pioneers till date, and it is still going to happen, nothing is going to change it. The had been rivalry between the late Michael Jackson and prince, Tupac Shakur and notorious B.I.G., Cher and Madonna, Beyonce and Rihanna, usher Raymond and Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey and the late Whitney Houston, wizkid-davido and the list goes on. It has always been so.Davido and wizkid
In Africa, it is the same story. Music in Africa as really improved and getting to great standard. In fact, most Africa music stars are on the international level with their contents. Afro beat, Afro juju, and Afro pop are getting ground in the world. Our musical stars are taking Africa to the world and bringing the world to Africa.
They have done exceedingly well. Starting from the living legend 2face innocent idibia, to the legendary Fela Anikopola kuti who pioneers Afro beats and blaze a trail for many today. The new generation music stars have keyed into it, in expanding and breaking new grounds propagated by the older legends such as oyenka owenu, king sunny Ade, Peter effiong, victor waifo and many others.
The are some kind of rivalry between Davido, who conquered the music Industry in a short period and make part for himself in the Industry despite his wealthy background and criticism. And wizkid who rise above average background to become one of Africa biggest exporter of sounds. This two amazingly talented individuals have done so well. They are both are unique and gifted in their own special ways. It is very difficult to pick one over the other. wizkid-davido have sold out tours arenas, concerts, break records and set records. They have featured both local and international stars in their albums.
Wizkid-davido are both ambassadors for international companies, they are good looking and love by the ladies. They have done a lot of commercials and humanitarian works. Their credentials are outstanding, in fact, if they decide to retire from making music. They will live lavishly and comfortable for the rest of their lives based on their hardwork, investment and fat account.
When I read about their silly little rants on the social media and how some ignorant people put them against each other. One thing we should know in life is that healthy rivalry is good for business. In fact, it motivates people and business to strive for excellency. But when we take it beyond a mere healthy rivalry it gives birth to bad blood. Its cement breeding ground for hatred and jealousy. Yes! wizkid-Davido maybe be at each other throats, or may be doing it for publicity.
Wizkid-davido are our own. They are our stars, we should not try to put them against each others. Let’s not be quick to judge, or throw hate among ourselves. Even if the stars are going through it. Let promote love and tolerance. Not run errands they did not send us. It is ridiculous and childish. Let’s try and put an end to it. Meanwhile music rivalry is good when it is healthy.