A protracted debate on who is Afrobeats’ key player between Wizkid and Davido, two award-winning Nigerian singers, is ongoing on Twitter.


This is coming on the back of Wizkid’s recognition in an article chronicling major actors of pop music on Grammys’ official website.

The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner’s mention appeared to have triggered a dispute between his fans and Davido’s, with many questioning why the ‘OBO’ singer was not recognized on the list.

“Currently, Afrobeats is the next international sound sweeping pop music. Major stars like Kanye West and Rick Ross have all collaborated with Afrobeats acts. Drake’s 2016 international hit ‘One Dance,’ once the most-streamed song on Spotify, featured Nigerian Afrobeats artist Wizkid, who would go on to sign with RCA Records in what became the biggest record deal ever for an African artist,” read the article, which was published on December 27, 2019.


“This past July, Beyoncé released ‘The Lion King: The Gift,’ the soundtrack album to the 2019 ‘Lion King’ remake, which featured African and Afrobeats artists like Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi and many others. With major labels like Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group betting on Afrobeats, all eyes are now on Africa.”

There is no arguing that Wizkid and Davido have been major forces in the country’s music industry, often drawing commendations for their consistency and projects.


The duo had another amazing run in 2019, notching up international collaborations.

Last year saw Davido increased his global presence following his collaboration with Chris Brown, among other laudable career strides.

Wizkid, on the other hand, garnered several nominations, award wins, career strides and record-breaking collaborations.

Meanwhile, Burna Boy, a colleague of the duo, is one of the nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards, which would hold on January 26, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


Here are some reactions from Team Wizkid:



Here are also some reactions from Team Davido:

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