Senegalese-American musician and businessman, Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, popularly known as Akon has said that Nigerian superstar singer, Davido is the hardest working artiste amongst his peers.
He shared his thoughts on the qualities and influence of the leading Nigerian Afrobeats musicians that sets them apart from other artistes in the genre.
In an interview with American media personality, Sway Calloway on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Akon said that he loves how Burna Boy is moving at the moment.
The music executive talked about Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Davido being the three biggest Afrobeats stars that are rose to the top through their unique talents and work.
He said Davido is the hardest working artiste among the bunch because when he came on the scene, he was the underdog so he had to prove himself.
The ‘Right Now’ crooner explained that OBO was able to secure a spot for himself with the help of his parents which he used to release records back to back at short intervals.
He said the DMW boss prioritized quantity over quality and it worked for him as opposed to his counterparts who used other strategies to succees.
According to him, Burna is a “beast” who is currently dominating the scene and it is partly thanks to the person who is promoting him.
Akon also talked about Wizkid being a natural superstar who could release just one song in an entire year and that track would continue to be relevant and popular throughout the year.
The Konvict Music founder also spoke on Banku crooner, Mr Eazi, whom he said is intelligent, but he sees as more of a businessman than an artiste.
Watch him speak below:
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