It’s been a long time I have done this kind of opinion story, but with the events that have taken place in the last few days, I was obliged to do this.
The last few days have been very interesting from the angles 23-year old Wizkid and his 19-year old colleague, Davido. There is no doubt that the two singers gained fame at a very young age.
Even adult singers that reigned before them, fame got them where they never expected to be and turned them into what they would have never imagined. I mean both positively and negatively. I don’t need to mention names, but we all know them.
Davido’s alleged assault on a cab driver aged 35, who may also pass as his father or better still, his uncle, is what should be taken lightly. Moreso as a brand ambassador of MTN Pulse brand, which targets the youth, he is expected to be of a good behaviour always.
What led to the alleged assault outside the hotel where the incident happened as reported, should never have come up in the first place with the campaign against sex before marriage. Of course, Davido is not new to reportedly being involved in some messy waters.
On the part of Wizkid, his twitter rant on Nigerian media is to me, a big slap on us. You don’t bite the fingers that fed you. Yes, we might be guilty in some ways, but there are diplomatic ways of handling such matters.
Should the fact that these two artistes have gained fame become a criteria for believing they are better or bigger than others? It hurts to see some artistes, who may have begged the media before fame turn out to insult them after getting the it.
Enough of turning the Nigerian media into ‘chewing gum’, which is thrown away after use.
I hope Wizkid and Davido are not getting intoxicated by fame. Let all the media arise now and take its stand like the British media would do. Enough is enough.