“I’m setting out toward a grammy, small time armed force, my hits gon’ be felt from Nigeria to Miami… ”
Those were the verses of artist/rapper, Skales’ leap forward single, “Heading For a Grammy”. On the off chance that those verses don’t ring a ringer, then these unquestionably will…
“try not to uncertainty me, I go bring home grammy… sound, wonderful, magnificent, agreeable, dependable”
9ice clearly wasn’t playing around when he composed those verses for his hit single, “Road Credibility” including 2face Idibia, now 2Baba.
The pitiful thing about these clamorous and fairly proud verses is that none of them has possessed the capacity to experience that guarantee, hell they don’t seem as though they are on that way in the first place!
Ever, just Afrobeat lord, Femi Anikulakpo-Kuti, has come nearest to bringing what is apparently the world’s most adored musical honor home.
With a profession that has spread over for a considerable length of time and global joint efforts with Common, Mos Def, Jaguar Wright and some more, Femi Kuti’s collections including Day by Day and Africa for Africa have won him Grammy designations in 2010, 2011, 2013 and most as of late in 2014.
That is the most remote any Nigerian has run with respect to bringing home a Grammy Award.
Enter Wizkid and Davido. Without uncertainty, as of now two of Nigeria’s most encouraging Grammy prospects.
Davido, at 24, has finished a great deal more than loads of artistes very much into their thirties and forties set up together. With a few hits and honors over his five-year-old profession, Davido’s ubiquity has achieved universal status having worked with any semblance of Trey Songz, Meek Mill and numerous others. Most as of late, he marked a record manage worldwide music name, Sony BMG.
At that point there’s Wizkid, the 26-year-old music kid wonder. In run of the mill Naija design, there’s been examination amongst Wizkid and Davido. I had dependably picked Davido over Wizkid for various reasons, yet as of late Davido has been “falling my hand”. I could endure all his infantile fits of rage and abundances, his occasionally flawed style decisions and his ineffective association with B-Red, Danagog, Sina Rambo and the various HKN wannabes; however it nearly appears like this arrangement he marked with Sony BMG has turned out to be even more a condemnation than a gift o! Above all else, he has deferred his sophomore collection to just God-knows-when and he hasn’t dropped any new music for a long time now.
Wizkid then again has been making real moves generally. From his declaration at the Ghana Music Awards where he made open the new Ghanaian signings to his Starboy music engraving, to his going on visit with Chris Brown, his late coordinated effort with Tinie Tempah and now his most recent single, Shabba on which he has American music heavyweights Trey Songz, Chris Brown and French Montana; did I likewise specify his component on Drake’s outline topping single, One Dance , which by the way is still on the UK diagrams.
I may not as a matter of course like a ton of his melodies that are fixated on ladies shaking their blessings and all what not, but rather I would be the keep going individual to abhor on somebody with such ability and prospect.
On the off chance that Wizkid proceeds at this pace, my projection is that he will bring home a Grammy grant in the following couple of years… would I be able to get an Amen?