Social media influencer Tunde Ednut has explained why he thinks popular Nigerian singer Wizkid is more highly respected than his other colleagues Davido and Burna Boy in Africa.
Tunde Ednut who shared his thoughts in an internet video said that Wizkid is more respected than Davido and Burna Boy due to his transformational role at the BET International Awards.
According to him, prior to the year 2018, African artistes received their awards backstage or in front of an empty audience often hours before the main show but in 2017 when Wizkid won BET Best International Act he chose not to attend the event.
Tunde Ednut said; “Beyond his musical prowess, one of the significant reasons Wizkid commands respect across Africa is his pivotal role in changing the treatment of African artistes at the BET Awards.
Prior to 2018, African artistes received their awards backstage or in front of an empty audience often hours before the main show.
‘‘In 2017, Wizkid won BET Best International Act but chose not to attend the event. He not only refused to show up but also called out BET expressing his discontent in an interview.
“If you are not gonna show us the same love, you show your international artiste, if you’re not gonna show us that same love on the main stage then don’t show us no love until we don’t want it.”
‘‘The impact was tangible, the following year when Davido secured the award, it was presented to him during the main show in front of a live audience.
‘‘Since then African artiste have been accorded the same respect as their America counterparts at the BET award.” He added.