Wizkid And Fela – Should That Kind Of Comparison Be Made?Fela Kuti, also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti or simply Fela, who died August 2, 1997, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.
For those that were born in the 1980’s or earlier and listened to Fela or even listen now, would not want to overstate the impact and importance of Fela’s music to the global village.
He is also known as the inventor of Afro-beat, an unrepentant sexist and of course a megalomaniac.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known as Wizkid, is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer. He started his musical career at age 11, releasing a collaborative album with Glorious Five entitled Lil Prinz.
Wizkid has attracted fans even from beyond the shores of Nigeria and also has made some impact on the entertainment industry.
In the light of how far the two have impacted the entertainment industry, fans have come up to share their views, making comparisons between the two artistes.
But one wonders... in consideration of the fact that the two of them are from separate worlds (have produced different kinds of songs and send different messages), if the two can actually be compared.
Here are some views by fans on twitter:
@don_jide but wizkid being a legend would not take Fela's legendary status away from him. It's the comparison I'm not comfortable with
— Christopher (@DrChrisAnnor) April 29, 2016
You disrespect certain legends by comparing them to others. Fela has no match. You only compare him with himself.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) April 29, 2016
@Tobe_Irukwu But that was what I was referring to, of course Wizkid is a great artist but comparing him to Fela because he got featured um😕😕
— J's Queen (@urs_shay) April 29, 2016
If u think wizkid is better than Fela Kuti then you didn't listen to Fela Kuti ever
— stony (@_stonyy) April 29, 2016
Well, You & others who think he can know nothing about Fela
He's not legendary because he just sang songs
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— JFK || #joinKOWA (@juded27) April 29, 2016
I like Wizkid despite his lyrics are same but Fela? His lyrics are wise mahn! Be wise not to compare both✊
— !nk❤ (@1sec2hate) April 29, 2016
You people have the nerve to compare Wizkid to Fela? pic.twitter.com/kG8DJdayB2
— Nwunye Phyno (@_TheAmaka_) April 29, 2016
Fela was a lot more than a musician. Do your research. PLEASE.
— veeiye (@veeiye) April 29, 2016
Wizkid when he sees d fela comparison pic.twitter.com/sogxZeWOTi
— iFe (@J_Bellzz) April 29, 2016
Share your views please...