British-Nigerian rapper, Joseph Junior Adenuga, professionally known as Skepta does not believe that Canadian rap star, Drake deserves credit for the career success of Wizkid and some other top artistes.
A fan, David Poetry asserted that Drake is responsible for international acts like Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Wizkid, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill having the biggest hits of their careers.
The man shared a photo collage of the abovementioned acts alongside Lil Durk, Future, Lil Baby and Young thug with the caption; “SMILE IF DRAKE GAVE YOU THE BIGGEST HIT IN YO CAREER!”
SMILE IF DRAKE GAVE YOU THE BIGGEST HIT IN YO CAREER! pic.twitter.com/YubCa0irDJ
— CHAMPAGNE POETRY ⁶🧣 (@DavidPoetry1) August 18, 2023
In reaction, Skepta, a multi award-winning rapper, dismissed the post as a falsehood with the terse caption; “Stop the cap 🧢”
Drake and Wizkid have collaborated on two different tracks. The first being Come Closer which is owned by Wiz. Whereas the second is ‘One Dance’ which is owned by the Canadian Hip Hop star.
See the post:
Stop the cap 🧢 https://t.co/W6qLFcCTPo
— Big Smoke – (@Skepta) August 18, 2023
Meanwhile in related news…
Controversial radio presenter and influencer, Daddy Freeze has said music superstar, Wizkid is almost on the same level with late Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The media personality stated this in a video shared on his social media page while wading into the feud between Wiz and rappers in the industry.
It may be recalled that during an interview with 10 magazine the “Essence” crooner said rap is dead while arguing in favour of Afrobeats dominating the Hip Hop genre.
According to the Starboy Entertainment founder, the Hip Hop artistes mostly rap on the same beats, and they have similar styles.
Wiz also said Nigerian rappers as non-rappers who lack development and went on to list the South Africa’s Nasty C and Ghana’s Sarkodie as the ‘real rappers’ in Africa. Consequently, Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss raps.
In reaction to the clash, Freeze opined that for Wizkid to have made that comment, it comes from a place of objectivity soaked in experience. He said the Ojuelegba crooner has achieved a lot and should be taken seriously whenever he gives constructive criticisms.
The OAP who aid he is backing Big Wiz further said only a handful of artistes in Nigeria can boast of the achievements attached to Wizkid’s name in the music industry.
Daddy Freeze said; When it comes to music in Nigeria as a whole, Wizkid is almost on the level of Fela then. What he (Wizkid) has been able to do, not many people can achieve it, when he says something, hear him out, there is one thing in me that makes me different from many people I might not like you but if you speak the truth I will support you…
The truth is the truth and it will set you free. When you see the truth and started ignoring the truth because of the person carrying the truth we become like Nigerian politicians, all of them are the same but they will make one look worse than the rest of them.