Wizkid, Burna Boy Wouldn’t Exist Without Pioneers, Says Obi Asika

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Music industry veteran Obi Asika has sparked a conversation about the importance of legendary Nigerian artists on the contemporary music scene.

In a recent appearance on Hip TV’s Trending, Asika emphasized the influence of veteran musicians on today’s biggest stars. He highlighted figures like D’Banj and Daddy Showkey as pioneers who paved the way for Afrobeats giants like Wizkid and Burna Boy.

“You can’t have a Burna Boy without a Daddy Showkey,” Asika declared, referencing the influence of energetic showmanship styles. He likened Wizkid to a “regen” of D’banj, acknowledging the smooth and contemporary sound popularized by both artists.

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