Nigerian music honcho’s Davido, Wizkid (Starboi), Mr. Eazi, and Burna have been taken part in the 2021 upcoming Forbes African List and it is amazing how they have merged through.
In a recent article published by Forbes Africa, on the 1st of April, 2021, the likes of the above artiste mentioned were all named alongside some important Africans in the upcoming Event.
According to Forbes, Davido is without a doubt one of Africa’s biggest musicians. The Nigerian-American artiste, who also graced the FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 list in 2018, told us that “it was people like [Nigerian music veterans] P-Square and D’Banj” who made him believe “that all this was possible”. Since his rise to fame, Davido has won multiple awards, including BET Awards and MTV.
As for Wizkid, Forbes described him as one of Nigeria’s brightest and biggest stars. His achievement at the recent Grammy Awards ceremony was also mentioned in the post.
Placed at number 15 on the list, Burna boy is summed up as one of the biggest and most successful African artists on the continent. Burna boy won the Best Global Music Album category at the Grammys on March 14. The Grammy nomination described Twice As Tall as “a masterclass in the vibe and hustle that have made Burna Boy an international musical force”.
Rounding up the list at number 40, Forbes gave a detailed description of Mr Eazi and his previous achievement. The post read; known to the world as ‘Mr Eazi’, Nigerian-born singer Oluwatosin Ajibade has made a name for himself as an award-winning African artist. In 2020, he made the coveted FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 list, in which he spoke about the side hustle while in college in Ghana that led him to a best-selling career in music and earning millions of fans along the way.
Other notable mentions include Nasty C, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Trevor Noah, Djimon Honsou, Chimamanda Adichie, and Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
Congratulations to all the worthy icons.