Burna Boy Has Grammy, WizKid Has Billboard, Davido Has _______?
Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Davido are arguably the top three artists in Nigeria at the moment.
As a matter of fact, they’ve been the biggest and the most influential for years now. Wizkid and Davido on the one hand have been on top for almost a decade, while Burna Boy on the other hand just joined the top league not too long ago.
Between themselves, these guys have sold millions of copies of their songs, have billions of streams, and have headlined seven shows at the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena. That’s greatness if I ever saw one!
Well, Wizkid seems to be the apparent biggest between the three and this is owing to the commercial success of his work since 2020.
Besides all the unbelievable streaming numbers, one achievement that Wizkid holds on to right now is cracking the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. That’s something no other artist has been able to do in Nigeria and that’s a big deal.
Burna Boy comes in as a close second and although he doesn’t even have a Billboard Hot 100 entry, he can hold on to his Grammy Award.
In 2021, he won the award for the “Best Global Music Album” category with his “Twice As Tall” album becoming the only Nigerian to ever achieve that.
Davido, of course, is trailing behind these guys but not too long ago he headlined a show at the O2 Arena. Although one could argue that the other two guys have done it too so it’s not much of an achievement.
What then has Davido done that Wizkid and Burna Boy have not been able to do? What does Davido have to hold on to?