n recent developments, the Nigerian music industry has been buzzing with disputes and discussions regarding the contributions and legacies of various artists. The discussions were sparked by public statements from artists Iyanya, Yung6ix, and Davido, each asserting their significant roles in the industry.
Iyanya, a Nigerian music star, recently declared that he should be placed in the same category as industry heavyweights like Wizkid, Olamide, and Davido. This statement was in response to a fan’s tweet, which suggested that Iyanya should be mentioned alongside these artists due to his consistent hits since 2011. Iyanya agreed with the post and further argued that his songs gained global acceptance at a time when the internet wasn’t popular.
On the other hand, US-based Nigerian hip-hop artist, Onome Onokohwomo, professionally known as Yung6ix, claimed that he, along with Wizkid and Olamide, achieved fame before Davido. This statement was a direct response to Davido’s recent assertion that he and Wizkid were the first set of young Nigerian artists to hit stardom.
In a related development, Iyanya has expressed his dissatisfaction with how some Nigerian artists, including himself, have been disrespected and their journeys ridiculed. He mentioned that he has been consistently delivering hits and recently dropped his second EP in 14 months. He urged people to respect others’ journeys as they would want theirs to be respected.
These public exchanges have sparked debates among fans and observers of the Nigerian music industry. While some agree with the artists’ assertions, others believe that each artist has made significant contributions to the industry in their unique ways. As the discussions continue, it is clear that the Nigerian music industry is filled with talented artists who are passionate about their craft and legacy.