Wizkid, Michael Jackson on the same level – Tyla

South African pop sensation, Tyla, has placed Afrobeats superstar, Wizkid on the same level with music greats like Michael Jackson, Rihanna and Drake.

The ‘Water’ hit maker spoke during a recent interview on the Bianca Show while responding to a question about who are her top five greatest musicians of all-time.

The budding 21-year-old artiste mentioned late pop icon, Michael Jackson, American stars, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Canadian rapper Drake, and Nigerian Grammy winner, Wizkid.

Wizkid Tyla

Tyla explained that her inclusion of Wizkid on the list was because of his longevity and impact on the African music scene.

She said, “My top five musical artists of all-time, obviously, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Drake… It is always difficult to find the last one. There’s so many but I will say Wizkid. He has been around so long and has done so much for the culture and the genre [African music], so I definitely put him there.”

In the same vein…

CorrectNG recalls that On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze Wizkid is almost on the same level with late Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

He made the comparison after the “Essence” crooner said rap is dead while arguing in favour of Afrobeats dominating the Hip Hop genre.

Consequently, Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss raps.

In reaction to the clash, Freeze opined that for Wizkid to have made that comment, it comes from a place of objectivity soaked in experience.

He said the Ojuelegba crooner has achieved a lot and should be taken seriously whenever he gives constructive criticisms.

Daddy Freeze said; “When it comes to music in Nigeria as a whole, Wizkid is almost on the level of Fela then. What he (Wizkid) has been able to do, not many people can achieve it, when he says something, hear him out, there is one thing in me that makes me different from many people I might not like you but if you speak the truth I will support you…

The truth is the truth and it will set you free. When you see the truth and started ignoring the truth because of the person carrying the truth we become like Nigerian politicians, all of them are the same but they will make one look worse than the rest of them.”