Wizkid or Davido, who is more preferable?

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Who is more preferable? Rivalry when we take a close looks at it is an essential part of humanity. It’s the reason why we have the one we call the best, why we have different positions for graduating students it’s the singular reason for every successful sport on the planet. Rivalry is everywhere.

The best type of rivalry is strong but balanced with mutual respect and chivalry between the parties involved. It’s what pushes a person to go beyond the expected to achieve magnificent feats to be celebrated.

Since rivalry is everywhere it’s not strange to find it in music. Let’s consider the hottest rivalry in Nigerian hip hop music today. It’s Wizkid versus Davido; who’s preferable.

So much to say about this two greats, since they came into the music Industry in Nigeria they both have enjoyed back to back success till they achieve international recognition and they both are not slowing down. To make our conclusion has reasonable has possible we’ll consider relevant measurable achievement on both sides of the table.

The Success of their first hit song, achiviment and album are specificaly outline below:-

DAVIDO

Davido‘s debut studio album was Omo Baba Olowo released in 2012. He came to limelight with the second single in the album “Dami Duro“. Omo Baba Olowo had six additional singles—”Back When“, “Ekuro“, “Overseas“, “All of You“, “Gbon Gbon“, and “Feel Alright”.

Dami Duro” was very successful it ranked at number 1 on Gold Myne’s list of the top 10 songs of 2012, surpassing Iyanya’s “Kukere”. In addition “Dami Duro” won Hottest Single of the Year at the 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. The music video for the song won Most Gifted Newcomer Video of the Year and was nominated for Most Gifted Dance Video of the Year at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards.

The music video was also nominated for Best African Act Video at the 2012 4Syte TV Music Video Awards. It was also nominated for Best Pop Single and Song of the Year at The Headies 2012. “Dami Duro” earned Davido the Best Video by a New Artiste award at the 2012 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).

The album won Best R&B/Pop Album and received a nomination for Album of the Year at The Headies 2013. It was also nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

WIZKID

Wizkid‘s debut studio album was Superstar released in 2011. He rose to stardom after releasing “Holla at Your Boy”, the lead single from the album. Other singles from the album are “Tease Me/Bad Guys”, “Don’t Dull”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo” and “Oluwa Lo Ni”.

“Holla at your boy” was nominated for Best Pop Single but earned him the Next Rated award at The Headies 2011. In addition to winning the award, he was awarded a 2012 Hyundai Sonata courtesy of the organizers. The music video for the song was nominated for Most Gifted Newcomer Video at the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards.

Biggest Hit So far

Wizkid’s biggest international hit collaborations on the billboard are “One Dance” Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, peaked at 1st position on 21 May 2016. Second is Brown Skin Girl with Beyonce, SAINt JHN & Featuring Blue Ivy Carter, it peaked at 76th position on 3 August, 2019.

Albums, Ep and list of hit singles release so far

Though Wizkid has a better and more album than Davido songs is equal have impressive and successful

Wizkid List/Number of Albums

Since his debut album Superstar, Wizkid has released more highly successful albums that has won him nominations and awards.

Superstar
Released: June 12, 2011
Label: Empire Mates

Ayo
Released: September 17, 2014
Label: Star Boy, Empire Mates

Sounds from the Other Side
Released: July 14, 2017
Label: Star Boy

List of compilation albums
Empire Mates State of Mind
Released: June 18, 2012
Label: Empire Mates

Davido’s list of album is equal impressive and successful.
Albu
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Omo Baba Olowo (O.B.O) – The Genesis
Hkn Music
PMZDOBO
2016

A Good Time
Davido Music Worldwide, RCA Records, Sony Music
2019

Davido Singles & EPs

Money
Riton Ft. Kah-Lo, Mr Eazi & Davido
Ministry Of Sound Recordings Ltd.
2017

What You Want
Jay Sean Ft. Davido
Epic Amsterdam
2017

Love Coming Down
Don EE, Davido
K.E.W.S.
KEWS004
2018

Choosy
Fabolous Ft. Jeremih & Davido
Def Jam Recordings
2019

Davido – Blow My Mind
Davido x Chris Brown
Columbia
2019

International recognition and collaborations

Davido has the better international collaborations. He has collaborated with big names like Drake,Akon Chris Brown, Meek Mills and R. Kelly.
Here’s a list of his released collaborativee works.

Akon – “Dami Duro Remix” and “Chilling” with Runtown

Wale – “Won le ba” and “Fine girl” with Olamide

Chris Brown – “Blow My Mind” and “Lower Body”

Popcaan – “Dun Rich“, “Story” and “Risky”

Khalid – “Know Your Worth Remix” with Tems

R.kelly – “If Remix”

Tinashe – “How Long”

Sean Kingston – “Peace of mind” with Tory Lanez

Russ – “All I want”

Bekky G – “Next To You part2” with Digital Farm Animals

Cassanova “2am” with Tory Lanez

Angel – “Blessings” with French Montana

Trey songz – “Wetin You Say”

Meek Mill – “Fans Mi”

Fabulous – “Choosey” with Jeremih

Rae Stremmud & Young Thug “Pere”

Summer Walker – “D&G”

Quavo – “Swing” with Normani

Busta Rhymes – “Fall Remix”

Boogie with da hoodie & Gunna – “Picture”

Jay Sean – “What you want”

Wizkid achieved international recognition in 2016, following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, “One Dance”,
Wizkid’s other collaborations include:

Come Close ft Drake;

Sundown ft Zara Larsson;

Wine to the Top ft Vijbz;

Like This ft DJ Henry;

Shabba ft Chris Brown, Trey Songz and French Montana;

Mamacita ft Tinnie Tempah;

Ojuelegba remix ft Drake;

One Dance ft Drake;

Soweto Baby ft DJ Maphorisa, DJ Buck;

African Bad Gyal ft Chris Brown.

Awards won and nominations

This two are evenly matched with some give and takes considering there awards and nomination list.

Davido’s list
Awards and nominations

Ghana Music Awards
Won 1 time
Nominated 1 time

The Headies
Won 5 times
Nominated 9 times

Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Won 7
Nominated 11

Channel O Music Video Awards
Won 1 time
Nominated 8 times

City People Entertainment Award
Nominated1 time

Dynamix All Youth Awards
Won 2 times
Nominated 2 times

Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA)
Won 2 times
Nominated 8 times

4Syte TV Music Video Awards
Nominated 3 times

Kora Awards
won 1 time
Nominated 1 time

World Music Awards
Nominated 3 times

MTV Africa Music Awards
Won 2 times
Nominated 4 times

BET Awards
Won 2 times
Nominated 2 times

African Muzik Magazine Awards
Won 2 times
Nominated 6 times

MOBO Awards
Won1 time
Nominated 1 time

Soul Train Awards
Nominated 1 time

The Future Africa Awards
Won 1 time
Nominated 1 time

MTV Europe Music Awards
Won 2 times
Nominated 3 times

Wizkid’s lists
Awards and nominations

Ghana Music Awards
Won 2 times
Nominated 8 times

BET Awards
Won 2 times
Nominated 4 times

The Headies
Won 8 times
Nominated 16 times

Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Won 6 times
Nominated 20 times

MOBO Awards
Won 3 times
Nominated 5 times

Channel O Music Video Awards
Won 2 times
Nominated 9 times

City People Entertainment Awards
Won 2 times
Nominated 7 times

Dynamix All Youth Awards
Won 2 times
Nominated 3 times

MTV Europe Music Awards
Won 2 times
Nominated 4 times

Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA)
Nominated 3 times

4Syte TV Music Video Awards
Won 1 time
Nominated 8 times

The Future Awards
Won 1 time
Nominated 1 time

World Music Awards
Nominated 5 times

MTV Africa Music Awards
Won 4 times
Nominated 8 times

African Muzik Magazine Awards
Won 5 times
Nominated 9 times

All Africa Music Awards
Won 4 times
Nominated 6 times

Grammy Awards
Nominated 1 time

IHeartRadio Music Awards
Won 2 times
Nominated 4 times

ASCAP Awards
Won 1 time
Nominated 1 time

Guinness World Records

All throughout Wizkid career he has received 177 nominations and won 48 awards and Davido has won 34 awards from 87 nominations.
From the numbers we have up there, it is obvious that Wizkid has won more awards than Davido.

Social Media Following

Davido has a social media following of 16.8 million followers on Instagram and 7 million followers on Twitter. He as remained the most followed Nigerian artist for the last three years on Instagram and he’s not slowing slowing down.

Wizkid on the other hand in February 2014, became the first Nigerian musician to have over one million followers on Twitter. Ayo, he has a social media following of 10.7 million followers on Instagram and 6.6 million followers on Twitter. He was the third Nigerian on the Instagram rich list 2019.

So who’s the most preferable of this two greats artist? We’ll leave it to you to decide. We love them both and we want to see them continue to do well and bring more glory to the Nigerian music industry.

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