On Friday (Sept. 29), music star Wizkid made history becoming the first African artiste to sell out London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
26 year old Wizkid impressed with his nearly two hour set which saw him performing timeless hits like Jaiye Jaiye, One Dance, Ojuelegba and many more tracks from his latest album (Sounds From The Other Side) with a live band and no backing vocals.
The over 5,000 strong audience (which consisted of a mix of Nigerians, other African and European nationalities) sang every word along with him.
It was history.
It was emotional.
It was the stuff legends are made of.
Wizkid’s history making performance brought so much national pride to us as Nigerians, that some over excited millennials thought it was wise to not only compare Wizzy to Fela but to also say that he had surpassed the late great Afrobeat king.
He has surpassed fela and tuface as the greatest on the continent . Hands down ! https://t.co/n6qAFUD5mK
— Deacon 'Dolapo (@dollycent) September 30, 2017
Fela is the daddy, wizkid is the son….. Now the son is doing better than his daddy am sure Fela will be proud of wizkid wherever he is now
— Hadji Huntelaar?? (@Khaleed_ng) September 30, 2017
The blasphemous tweets resulted in an all out dragging by fans session by not just Fela fans but Wiz’s as well.
Stop disrespecting Fela by comparing him to Wizkid, That's a legend who took Africa to the world when there was no social media nor internet
— Amigo (@PapazLagos) September 30, 2017
Fela didnt become greatest Saxophonist in Africa, stood for the people, had his mum thrown of the balcony for u to compare him to Wizkid.?
— Ferdinand (@Burmese_Tyga) September 30, 2017
Fela Kuti is one of the world's most sampled Artists. His songs have been sampled by Beyonce, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Wizkid & more.
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) September 30, 2017
Comparing Wizkid and Fela is intellectual bankruptcy.
Don't do it.
There are other topics you can engage in for mental stimulation.
— ??DaddyMo ?? (@officialdaddymo) September 30, 2017
Which Wizkid are you people comparing to Fela? the Wizkid that cannot last a day in cell, talk less of jail abi another Wizkid pic.twitter.com/t5UqfO308f
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) September 30, 2017
Never heard anything from wizkid that was thought provoking.
Bum bum bigger than Bombay.
Na this Kain lyrics dey cause fela disrespect
— kenna (@kennagq) September 30, 2017
How will you be comparing Wizkid to Baba Fela !!!!
Tell me…. pic.twitter.com/wmxnsRJqUG
— #NigeriaAt57 ?? (@TrendMasterNGR) September 30, 2017
People born in the 1970s & 1980s arguing about who's better between Wizkid and Fela with people born in 1990 – 2000. pic.twitter.com/M4bjEb4K8m
— Mazi Ibe (@I_pissVodka) September 30, 2017
Wizkid has achieved a lot…no doubt.
But I think it is beyond MADNESS to compare Wizkid to Fela much less say he has surpassed his achievements.
FELA was the original, the greatest.
The man wasn’t just an iconic musician that created a new genre of music.
He was a movement.
It was more than music, it was about the people, it was about being pro black, it was about fighting for the common man to be heard, to the detriment of himself and his family.
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