United States-based Nigerian hip-hop artist, Onome Onokohwomo, popularly known as Young6ix, has called out Davido for excluding him from the list of the first generation of young artists to hit stardom in the Nigerian music industry.
In a recent interview, Davido claimed that he and Wizkid were the first young Nigerian artists to hit stardom. He also expressed his excitement about the new generation of stars such as Burna Boy, Rema, Fireboy, Mayorkun, and Asake who are currently dominating the music industry.
In response, Young6ix took to social media to share a video message where he expressed his disappointment with Davido’s statement. According to Young6ix, he, Olamide, and Wizkid achieved fame before Davido.
He said, “David, David. How many times I called your name? You know I got nothing but love for you, my boy. But let’s get it straight. It was Wizkid, Olamide, and Young6ix before it was you. We were the youngins of that time. You want to skip me from the legacy?”
Young6ix’s statement has stirred up a lot of reactions on social media, with many fans and music enthusiasts sharing their opinions on the matter. While some agree with Young6ix’s claim, others believe that Davido has contributed significantly to the growth and success of the Nigerian music industry.
As the debate continues, it is important to note that the Nigerian music industry has witnessed significant growth and success in recent years, with many young artists breaking into the scene and making a name for themselves both locally and internationally.
However, it is also essential to recognize the contributions of the pioneers of the industry, including Wizkid, Olamide, and Young6ix, who paved the way for the current generation of stars.
In conclusion, while Davido’s statement may have caused some controversy, it is important to focus on the positive impact that these young artists have had on the Nigerian music industry and celebrate their achievements. As the industry continues to grow and evolve, it is crucial to recognize the contributions of all artists, both past and present, who have helped to shape the industry into what it is today.