Is It Too Early To Compare Wizkid To Fela?


Is It Too Early To Compare Wizkid To Fela?

By Vheektor Okpala

Last night, Nigerian international pop star Wizkid sold out the Royal Albert Hall in London, making him the first African artist to achieve this feat.

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK’s most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognizable the world over. The hall is located on the northern edge of South Kensington, London. It has a capacity of up to 5,272 seats.

Following the Starboy’s accomplishment, an excited Twitter user asserted that ‘Wizkid has surpassed Fela to become the greatest on the continent’.

He has surpassed fela and tuface as the greatest on the continent . Hands down ! https://t.co/n6qAFUD5mK

— Deacon ‘Dolapo (@dollycent) September 30, 2017

As it is with every other conversation, everyone is taking sides with some supporting the notion and others opposing it.

Been activist or personal interest in politics or Nigeria situation apart, but musically, Wizkid is on the same level with Fela

— OG Kinging 👑 (@Iamabbeywonder) September 30, 2017

In love both artist, if you judge my my current music library you’d think I love fela more, wiz made me want fela more. Simple

— Oba👑 (@Mozaay) September 30, 2017

Its disrespectful for anyone to compare wizkid to Fela, abeg Wizkid is doing well & We Are Proud of Him but STOP disrespecting Baba Fela 🙏

— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) 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

Until Wizkid creates a genre of music that would be sampled by musicians around the world for the next 20 years, don’t compare him to Fela.

— JIMI HENDRIX (@Seunstoner) September 30, 2017

I love Wizkid to death but don’t ever compare him to Fela…even Wizkid will tell you to stop that shit

— Imoh Umoren (@ImohUmoren) September 30, 2017

Yes, Fela inspired & made this path available for Wizkid. But, today and right now, Wizkid is greater & more accepted.

Success is a ladder

— David Emmanuel (@UcheTheAfrican) September 30, 2017

Fela had an international record deal in the 70s o
Talking Universal and Co.
No one is undermining Wizkid but abeg dont compare him to fela

— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) September 30, 2017

Until Wizkid’s mum is thrown out of d window to her death, cos he was fighting for a better Nigeria u have no right 2 compare him wit fela.

— JIMI HENDRIX (@Seunstoner) September 30, 2017

You guy argue with emotions and not facts or realities

Fela started a music genre.
His consciousness was on another level.

— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) September 30, 2017

Fela was way more than a musician.

Fela was culture
Fela was activism.

— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) September 30, 2017

What thoughts do you hold? Do you support the notion or do you think it is tad early to start comparing Wizkid to Fela?

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