Nigerian afrobeats superstar, David Adeleke, aka Davido, has stirred controversy after leaving out Fireboy DML, Tems and Omah Lay in his list of “next big 5” Nigerian artists that would dominate the music industry.
Davido was asked to list the next big five artists from Nigeria during a recent interview with Omega.
He said, “I would say like the next big five. I would say Rema; he got the ‘Calm Down’ record, Buju (BNXN), Ayra Starr…I would 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 afrobeats, I would say it’s crazy.”
Meanwhile, Davido’s list has earned backlash as fans took to social media to berate him for snubbing Fireboy, Tems and Omah Lay.
A fan, MaqOlaoluwa1, tweeted: “Fireboy is a vulcanizer Abi? Too much talk.”
Another fan @Micheal2272na wrote: “I’m 30BG Buh Davido needs to calm it down. He needs training on how to grant interviews.”
@Mizta_Kings wrote: “OMAH LAY!! Tf nobody recognizes this young man!”
@odunayo wrote: “Tems ??? Omg you gotta be kidding.”