Davido, Wizkid, Others Make 2021 Forbes African Icons List
The Nigerian music quartet of Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi have all been included in the 2021 Forbes African Icons list.
In a publication by Forbes Africa on the 1st of April, the likes of Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi were named alongside other prominent Africans in the 2021 list of African icons.
According to Forbes, Davido is without a doubt one of Africa’s biggest musicians. The Nigerian-American artist, 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 awards.
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 as one of the biggest and most successful African artists on thecontinent. 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.