If there’s anything at all making waves in Nigeria, it is the music industry — pun intended. From mega deals to international collaborations, Nigerian music, albeit without help from the government, has found its way onto the global entertainment map in recent times. Several artists have a very huge fan base. Wondering why Davido is the ladies’ man?
Only a year ago, two of the biggest Nigerian artistes, Wizkid and Davido, had successful collaborations with Beyonce on Brown Skin Girl and Chris Brown on Blow My Mind respectively. We’ve had Burna Boy smash headlines with his album, African Giant, and earn a Grammy nomination. Rema, the Dumebi crooner, has also wormed his way into the good books of the public, with former president of the United States of America, adding his song, Iron Man, on the annual end-of-the-year playlist. So, you see, it’s all good for the celebrities.
How do Nigerian women view the country’s male music stars and their vocal prowess?
In a recent poll carried out by Posh and Venus, 36% of women found Davido’s voice as the most attractive (could it be the Chioma effect?). This comes as no surprise though. Davido took the industry by the scruff of the neck when he released his hit “If” — a song that has 99 million views on YouTube at the moment. This was followed by another hit, “Fall”, that is just a couple of millions shy of the 150 million.
Coming closely behind was Johnny Drille, who became an instant sweetheart in 2015 for his debut single ‘Wait For Me’, with 33%.
Wizkid, the StarBoy, came in third with 31% of the votes. Wizkid, who broke into the music scene in the 2010s is one of the biggest names on the continent as we speak. In 2016, he collaborated with Drake on the song ‘One Dance’ and became the first Nigerian artiste to top the US Billboard Hot 100.
From the polls, however, it appears that Davido is not only the 30 Billion Money Man, he’s also the Ladies’ Man.