Uproar as Davido lists next ‘Big 5 Artistes’, snubs Tems, Omah Lay, others

Controversy arises as the famous Afrobeat star, Davido Adeleke lists the Next Big 5 Artistes in the music industry while snubbing some.

During a recent interview with Omega, Davido was asked to name the next big five artistes from Nigeria; his response however leads to controversy.

DMW records label boss, Davido. Credit: @Davido / Instagram

In his reply, he omitted Fireboy DML, Tems, and Omah Lay from his list, which caused a backlash on social media.

He mentioned Rema, Buju, Ayra Starr, Victony, and Asake as the artists he believes will dominate the music industry as the next big five. He acknowledged that this was his personal opinion and stated that the future of Afrobeats looks promising.

“I would say like the next big five. I would say Rema; he got the ‘Calm Down’ record, Buju (BNXN), Ayra Starr…I would say Victony. No, no, me I no want jones o. Okay, let’s do it like this. It’s Rema, Buju, Asake; between him and Rema, I would say they are at the top…Ayra Starr and Ruger. The future of afrobeats, I would say it’s crazy,” he said.

However, fans expressed their discontent on social media, criticizing Davido for snubbing Fireboy, Tems, and Omah Lay in his selection.

Reactions trailing Next Big 5 Artistes listed by Davido

gidi_skillzie opined: “Many of you might argue he didn’t mention FireBoy, asides the fact that he can’t remember everyone at that moment, FireBoy already got the PERU smash hit and performed at the BET stage as at the time of this interview so he isn’t that new to the USA.”

omot09319355 wrote: “Can’t he do interviews without ever having to mention people’s name”

Lost_DWTBF said: “Why can’t this man stop calling names and be diplomatic for once???”

Victor81224 penned: “Una dey shout tems, tems is overrated ayra starr better pass her I dey always talk am.”

lifeofOliver_ stated: “No omah lay, no fireboy , Asake,Ruger won’t be there another 5 years from now ,.the competition would squeeze them out.”

TheSilvapr noted: “Y’all asking Fireboy, Omah Lay, Seyi vibez, etc, he literally can’t mention everybody, plus at that moment, he’s definitely going to forget everybody tbh. But it is what it is.”

MaqOlaoluwa1 tweeted: “Fireboy is a vulcanizer Abi? Too much talk.”

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