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Who’s The G.O.A.T of Afrobeats?



L-R Burnaboy, Davido, & Wizkid

The Nigerian music industry has grown significantly over the past few decades, with many artists achieving international success and recognition. Among the many successful Nigerian artists are Davido, Wizkid, and Burnaboy. These three artists have gained a significant following both in Nigeria and around the world, and their music has become an important part of the Nigerian music scene. In this article, we will explore the question of who is bigger between Davido, Wizkid, and Burnaboy.

To answer this question, we need to consider several factors, including the artists’ popularity, their impact on the music industry, their achievements, and their influence on Nigerian and African music.


When it comes to popularity, all three artists are extremely popular and have a large following. Davido, Wizkid, and Burnaboy have all amassed a significant number of fans both in Nigeria and around the world, and their music is played in clubs, on radio stations, and at parties everywhere. They have all sold out shows and concerts, and their music videos have millions of views on YouTube.

However, when we look at the numbers, it’s clear that one artist stands out. According to Forbes, Davido is the wealthiest Nigerian musician and one of the richest musicians in Africa, with an estimated net worth of $30 million. He has also been named the most streamed Nigerian artist on YouTube, with over 500 million views. In addition, he has over 20 million followers on Instagram, making him one of the most-followed African celebrities on the platform. His endorsement deals however have been what put him clearly ahead of his contemporaries as he is the face (brand ambassador or partner) of no less than 20 local and international brands amongst which are Puma, Martell, Pepsi, 1xBet, Infinix, Wema Bank, Munct iT, Viva Plus, Travelbeta, Bitsika, Pennek, MTN, Close Up, Guinness, & AXE Body Spray.

Wizkid and Burnaboy are also extremely popular, with millions of fans and followers on social media. However, they do not have the same level of wealth as Davido, and their YouTube views and social media following are slightly lower than his.

Impact on the Music Industry

All three artists have had a significant impact on the music industry, both in Nigeria and globally. They have all contributed to the rise of Afrobeat music, which has become increasingly popular in recent years. Afrobeat music is a fusion of African rhythms, hip-hop, and R&B, and has been embraced by audiences around the world.

Davido, Wizkid, and Burnaboy have all played a significant role in popularizing Afrobeat music globally. Davido is known for his unique blend of Afrobeat and pop music, while Wizkid is known for his smooth vocals and catchy hooks. Burnaboy, on the other hand, is known for his fusion of Afrobeat and reggae and has in the last 2 years ammased an extremely powerful international following touring Europe and America with his band, The O.U.T.S.I.D.E.R.S and has been considered by many music commentators as the new face of Afrobeats because of how he has embodied and exported the genre to regions where it was formerly unknown or relatively unpopular.


It’d be quite unfair to select one and leave out the other(s) going by how much tremendous effort they have all contributed to the growth of not just Afrobeats but Nigerian and African music in general, all we can do is to just sit back and rotate between playists of their music or album and pray they continue to put out more good music for a long time to come.


Street Dance-Steps Nigerians Will Never Forget So Soon



Nigerians adore dancing; it is ingrained in our genetic makeup. Many Nigerian musicians are aware of this, so they constantly write songs for the newest dances or, in the case of the more inventive ones, come up with brand-new dance moves that their fans can rock to and extend the life of their songs.

Numerous dance moves have been introduced by various artists over the years, but only a select few have become popular and rocked dance floors. Some of these dance moves were not created by Nigerian artists; however, as soon as they entered our airwaves, we adopted them as our own and made crazy jams out of them. 

Makossa Dance. 

The Makossa Dance is a vibrant and sensual dance form that has become very popular in Nigeria despite its Cameroonian origins. It combines quick footwork, hip rotations, and waist movements. Makossa, which in the language of Douala, Cameroon, means “dance,” was probably the first dance craze of the new millennium. With it, musicians like Awilo Longomba and Koffi Olamide went on tours throughout Africa, and Makossa quickly caught on like wildfire and is still one of the most well-known Nigerian dances today. Numerous Nigerian music videos have included the Makossa Dance, showcasing the love of the country for this dance.

Azonto Dance 

In 2011, this shook the dance floor. The Ghanaian dance quickly gained popularity throughout the entire world. Asamoah Gyan, a former striker for Ghana, helped make the dance even more well-known by making it his trademark whenever he scored, primarily during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Galala Dance. 

This dance move is related to Ajegunle, or “the ghetto,” in Lagos. It was inspired by the pseudo-reggae sound that artists like Ras Kimono, Blacky, Fada U Turn, etc. made popular. When Nigerian music legend Daddy Showkey was active, the Galala Dance was a popular dance form. This fast-paced dance incorporates arm movements, waist rotations, and quick footwork. The Galala Dance served as a metaphor for independent thought and street culture.


Iyanya, a Nigerian singer and Project Fame winner, released the song in 2012, along with a dance move, and it quickly became popular. It is firmly believed that it is a modification of the well-known traditional dance known as “Etighi.” To start the traditional shaking of the backside, the dancers lean forward while lifting each leg up and down. 2012 also saw the release of P-Square’s”Alingo,”though music fans widely criticized it for being too similar to “Azonto.”


After being released by Davido, this was the first song to rock the dance floor. The dance involves moving left, right, front, and back while holding the waist with one hand and the front with the other. 

Sekem Dance

Nigerian artist Mc Galaxy made this dance movement popular, and it quickly went viral. Rhythmic body motions, such as twisting, swaying, and shaking, are used in the Sekem Dance. It is a popular choice for parties and celebrations due to its catchy music and simple instructions.


Following its release, it was widely embraced by Nigerian youth and became an instant hit on the streets. Shoki relies on your capacity for adaptability. Shoki entails twisting your shoulder while standing with one hand extended. You jump a little and cover one of your eyes with your hand as you twist.

Shakiti Bobo

Although there were disputes regarding who owned the dance’s original rights, this was generally accepted in 2015. Shakiti Bobo involves swinging your leg from side to side while raising your leg until your knee points forward.

Make sure both hands and your shoulders move up and down as you swing your leg front and back. Depending on how flexible you are, you can switch legs.

Shaku Shaku’ 

Late in 2017, this blew up the dance floor, and its popularity can be attributed to Mr. Real’s smash street anthem Legbegbe, which features Idowest, Obadice, and Kelvin Chucks. Additionally, songs released in 2017 included “Shepeteri,” “Oshozondi,” and “Shaku Shaku,” among others, continued the trend to further popularize the dance. A graceful half-gallop is started after crossing your arms in front of each other at the wrists and opening up your legs slightly.

Zanku Legwork

Since dance steps are frequently adapted from popular moves or dances from the past, it can be challenging to determine their true origins. When your feet touch the ground while dancing in “Zanku,” the dance becomes more intense. 


Dance Queen Kaffy, who called the song “immoral and disgusting” in an Instagram post, was the most vocal critic of the dance and the cause of much controversy. 


Then he added another dance move called “Tesumole,” which received no criticism but was viewed as being much trickier to learn. Tesumole is a complex dance form that includes movements like closing both legs and turning right and left before opening the legs and jumping. The phrase can be rendered as “step on the devil.”

Focus Dance 

This was created by Street Pop Producer Ajinomoix Beat, who also created the popular instrumental beat “Focus.” Dancers made the dance popular, particularly on the social media site Instagram.

The song has been widely acclaimed, entered the top 100 trends on TikTok, and received support from celebrities including Michael Blackson, Davido, Pogba, Burna Boy, and many more. Over 500k people have viewed the song’s remix featuring Dice Ailes on YouTube. One of the most popular dance genres to emerge from Nigeria this year is still the focus dance.


In August 2021, Wizkid released the deluxe edition of his widely praised Made in Lagos album. The Afrobeats song and P-prime produced single “Anoti,” which also came with a new dance step, stands out from the deluxe album. Nearly two months before the deluxe release, Wizkid teased the dance step on his Instagram, and it quickly gained popularity after its release, inspiring anoti dance competitions on Instagram and TikTok.


A few dance styles gained popularity along with the South African music genre “Amapiano.” This year, the Happy Feet dance as well as other dance moves typically connected to the Amapiano style also enjoyed considerable popularity. 

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Burna Boy Breaks African Record on Spotify With The Release Of Single ‘Big 7’



Burna Boy debuted “Big 7” and the song’s music video on Friday. In the song, he praised the late American fashion designer Virgil Abloh and urged listeners to consider their legacy.

However, Chart Data announced on Sunday that the singer’s most recent song had broken the African artist’s Spotify opening day record.

Big 7 is the biggest solo streaming debut for an African artist in Spotify history, it was added.

Burma Boy SinGle ‘big 7’

According to the tweet, Burna Boy’s “Big 7” has Spotify’s largest-ever streaming debut for a solo song by an African artist.

The achievement comes after his most recent sold-out performance in a 41,000-seat stadium in the US.

Also recently announced was the fact that the musician was the first African artist to reach one billion Audiomack streams.

Burna Boy has solidified his position as one of the leading figures in the Nigerian music scene with a long list of honors and awards.

His fifth album, “Twice As Tall,” won the Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album” in 2021.

He most recently gave a performance at the 2023 UEFA Champions League (UCL) championship match.

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Onyeka Onwenu: The Elegant Stallion



Many young people today may not really understand the influence that certain musicians commanded back in the day, some of them were literally worshipped as demi-gods, one of whom is the Nigerian singer and performer, Onyeka Onwenu who is alternatively referred to as ‘the elegant stallion’.

Onwenu is fondly referred to as ‘The Elegant Stallion’ By Her Admirers

Onyeka Onwenu is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, actress, journalist, and politician who was born on May 17, 1952. She is often referred to as the “Elegant Stallion” because of her graceful and dignified presence on stage. Onwenu’s music is a blend of traditional African rhythms, pop, and soul, and her lyrics often explore themes of love, social justice, and political activism.

Onwenu began her musical career in the 1980s, when she released her debut album “For the Love of You”. The album was a commercial success and established Onwenu as a rising star in the Nigerian music scene. Over the next few decades, she continued to release hit albums, including “In the Morning Light”, “Golden Songs”, and “One Love”.

Onwenu Was Known For Her Soulful Vocals

Onwenu’s music was not only popular in Nigeria but also across Africa and in the diaspora. She was known for her soulful vocals and her ability to infuse traditional African rhythms with contemporary Western sounds. Her music was a reflection of the changing times in Nigeria, as the country underwent rapid social and cultural changes in the post-colonial era.

In addition to her music, Onwenu was also a prominent journalist and advocate for women’s rights. She used her platform to speak out against gender-based violence and inequality, and she was a vocal supporter of the feminist movement in Nigeria. In the 1990s, she served as the chairperson of the Imo State Council for Arts and Culture and played a key role in promoting the arts in Nigeria.

Onwenu’s activism was not limited to Nigeria; she was also a vocal critic of apartheid in South Africa and spoke out against the racist policies of the apartheid regime. She was a supporter of the anti-apartheid movement and used her music to raise awareness about the plight of black South Africans.

Onwenu Is Considered A Legend In The Nigerian & African Music Scene

Onwenu’s legacy extends beyond her music and activism. She is also a successful actress who has appeared in numerous Nigerian films and television shows. She has won several awards for her acting, including the Best Actress award at the African Movie Academy Awards.

In 2013, Onwenu was appointed as the Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development in Nigeria. In this role, she worked to promote gender equality and empower women in Nigeria. She has also been involved in politics and was a member of the National Democratic Coalition, a pro-democracy group that fought against military rule in Nigeria. Onyewu is considered a legend in the Nigerian and African Music scene and even though she’s far past her prime, her music will live forever.

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