Nigerian Twitter Influencer, Daniel Regha has said music star, Ayo Balogun aka Wizkid started becoming less of a force after he took a jab at rappers.
It may be recalled that during an interview with 10 magazine, the “Essence” crooner said rap is dead while arguing in favour of Afrobeats dominating the Hip Hop genre.
According to the Starboy Entertainment founder, Hip Hop artistes mostly rap on the same beats, and they have similar styles.
Wizkid also took to social media and said Nigerian rappers are non-rappers who lack development and he went on to list South Africa’s Nasty C and Ghana’s Sarkodie as the ‘real rappers’ in Africa.
Subsequently, Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss freestyles.
Months after the singer made these comments, Regha said he lost his star power due to the outcome of his utterance.
According to the social commentator, it also led to Wizzy’s More Love, Less Ego album turning out as a big failure.
He advised the Joro crooner to recant his statement, beg for forgiveness and make efforts to improve his behaviour.
Regha said; “Wizkid’s star power has seriously dropped after he mocked rappers; MLLE is no doubt a mid project, but this also led to the album being a big flop (compared to MIL). He needs to retract his words, beg for forgiveness & improve his behaviour. Humility goes a long way. No offense.”
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Meanwhile, Nigerian Hip Hop artiste, Blaqbonez said he was disappointed in Afrobeats star, Wizkid over his comments about rappers.
He took to his Twitter page on Monday and released a statement noting that though he is a huge fan of Wiz, he cannot hide the fact that he is unhappy about how the Grammy winner addressed his colleagues.
Blaqbonez said he is not disappointed in what Wizkid said during the interview, rather what got him upset was how the Joro crooner subsequently trolled rappers on social media.
He described as condescending and degrading the attacks Wizzy targeted at artistes in the Hip Hop genre.