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How I tried to get international record labels to sign Wizkid – Akon



Senegalese-American musician and businessman, Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, aka Akon has said that he made attempts to get major record labels to sign Afrobeats giant, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun alias Wizkid.

He said that it happened almost 10 years ago when he was approaching international labels and appealed to them to consider giving Wiz a deal.

The businessman made this known while being interviewed by media personality and DJ, Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1.

According to Akon, he knew that Wizkid was going to be one of the biggest artistes to come out of Africa at the time that Psquare was dominating the music scene.

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Meanwhie, the ‘Locked Up’ hit maker also said that singer and music executive, Davido is the hardest working artiste amongst his peers.

He shared his thoughts on the qualities and influence of the leading Nigerian Afrobeats musicians that sets them apart from other artistes in the genre.

In an interview with American media personality, Sway Calloway on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Akon said that he loves how Burna Boy is moving at the moment.

The music executive talked about Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Davido being the three biggest Afrobeats stars that are rose to the top through their unique talents and work.

He said Davido is the hardest working artiste among the bunch because when he came on the scene, he was the underdog so he had to prove himself.

The ‘Right Now’ crooner explained that OBO was able to secure a spot for himself with the help of his parents which he used to release records back to back at short intervals.

He said the DMW boss prioritized quantity over quality and it worked for him as opposed to his counterparts who used other strategies to success.

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