cad_enews_detail_top_right_add
AKON (L), SOULJA BOY (C) AND DAVIDO (R) [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Akon: These flashy U.S rappers are very broke; Davido, Wizkid are way richer

Rapper Akon claims Nigerian musicians Davido, Wizkid and Peter and Paul Okoye (formerly of P-Square) are way richer than most American rappers portraying flashy lifestyles on music videos.

In a video, which is now going viral on social media, the rapper said for a long time, Africa has been displayed as a “backward” continent with limited top talent.

Though the video is two years old — given the musician made those remarks in July 2017 in Kigali Rwanda during a youth conference —, a section of online users say Akon got his observation spot-on, and, therefore, his sentiments are worth resharing.

“When you look at Hip hop in America, every rapper is rich. [In music videos, you’ll see them wearing] gold chains, [driving] Bentleys [posing with] nice girls by the pool, [and are living] in big mansions,” said Akon.

“However, when the video [shoot] is over, they get on their phones and call Uber taxi. They don’t even camp in the building that you saw on TV. But, you go to Nigeria… We have Wizkid, Davido, P-Square… All these guys are driving Bentleys, Mercedes Benz… They actually own those cars. That is the difference [between US musicians and African artistes]. If we do not translate that [reality about Africa], they [Western nations] would never know,” said Akon.

For eDaily updates
Join @edailykenya Telegram channel


EDITORIAL POLICY: Permission to use quotation from this article is granted subject to full credit of source being given by referencing the direct link of the article on edaily.co.ke

must read


Related Articles

Videos /Diamond’s lover, Tanash...
Videos /Ali Kiba breaks silence w...
Videos /Willy Paul and Nandy in n...
Videos /Nairobi lady: Men, don’...
Videos /Willy Paul goes for love ...