Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has opined that Afrobeats sensation, Divine “Rema” Ikubor is on the same level as Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy, in the global music industry.
The 25-year-old footballer stated in a recent interview with CBS Sports Golazo that Rema is currently one of the “biggest artistes” in the world.
He, however, said Seyi Vibez, Omah Lay and Grammy-nominated singer, Asake are still up and coming in terms of global domination.
Furthermore, Osimhen expressed optimism that Asake, Seyi Vibez and Omah Lay would be as big as Wizkid and Davido in a few years.
He said; “Aside from Wizkid and Davido, we have Asake, Seyi Vibez, Omah Lay, and Rema. Rema is one of the biggest artists now in the world.
“Rema is there [top of global music] but these guys that I called, Omah Lay, Asake, and Seyi Vibez are also on the come up. In a few years, they are really going to burst out just like Davido, Wizkid, and Burna Boy. So, for me, it’s really good to be coming from Nigeria.”
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CorrectNG recalls that Nigerian Grammy winner, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy recently bemoaned not being respected enough by Nigerians.
He said his compatriots don’t believe he is on the same level as American music stars because of how he sounds. Burna stated this in an interview with Los Angeles Times as he talked about how his countrymen often rate up-and-coming American rappers above him.
The singer said his forthcoming album “I Told Them…” is his flippant response to naysayers who have attempted to discredit him, both in the beginning of his career and now.
The self-styled “African Giant” said American songs used to dominate Nigerian media houses’ playlists but that has changed thanks to the explosion of afrobeats.
Burna Boy said; “To this day, there’s many Nigerians who can tell you an American rapper who just started their career, and they’ll say they’re bigger than Burna Boy. They don’t understand it. They’ll say, ‘There’s no way someone who talks like me, can even be on the same level as an American artist.”