The Konvict Music founder feels Wizkid is probably the poster-boy of one of the buzzing genres.
Iconic Senegalese-American singer, Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, popularly known as Akon, feels Wizkid is probably the face of the Afrobeats genre and the fans are reacting to that claim.
In a recent interview with prolific American media personality Sway Calloway on his show "Sway Universe," the Konvict Muzik founder and business entrepreneur was asked who he thinks is the face of the movement, and Akon pointed out Wizkid. He said:
Wizkid is probably the poster child for Afrobeats music. We knew he was going to be that way when we discovered him.
The OG went on to speak about how he met the young Wizkid and all other interesting revelations in the interview. Following the interview, fans took to social media to react to his claim.
See reactions below
Akon 2 days ago via an Interview 🗣️ : Wizkid is the poster child to Afrobeats. Blueprint ayè !!! pic.twitter.com/kBlAb7goh4— /\/\|)ee - Back Up 🦁 (@Mista_Mdee_) September 29, 2022
Akon stay capping. No wonder his hairline is non-existent. Wizkid hadn’t even blown up in 2010 🤣🤣 https://t.co/JJMbnNpIKm— BIG TONY (@FatBoyIrony) September 30, 2022
I like the part Akon say everybody Wanna be like WIZKID 😭😭😂😂😂— Stevechelsea❤️🦅 (@2skyB) September 30, 2022
More tears coming men https://t.co/O1oSphk0i6
Akon hit the nail on its head with that interview, he said what some people will be afraid to admit even when they agree with the facts. Everybody knows who the real poster child of Afrobeats is, no fugazi. Wizkid was born for this shlt.— BASITO (@itzbasito) September 30, 2022
Wtf is Akon talking about “discover, discover, movement”. Which movement is he talking about?! These ppl need to pace themselves. I’ll ignore the wizkid age cos it’s irrelevant.— Charlie P. Freeman (@mr2penny) September 30, 2022
Wizkid is the biggest name, the poster child of Afrobeat. In 2010 The guy that he was signed to and his manager, brought him to us cos they felt Wiz could be bigger but Nigeria was not big Enough for him— big wiz🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅❤️ (@snena5194) September 30, 2022
Who is Akon to tell us who is poster boy of our Afrobeats.— Seyi Alao (Hattitude) (@alao_seyi) September 30, 2022
Man event Went ahead to disrespect Davido cos he wanna hype Wizkid.
Akon when to do podcast to hype his pot of Gold WizKid, all he had to do was to strip Burna Boy off his Afrobeats poster boy title and then disrespect Davido.— Seyi Alao (Hattitude) (@alao_seyi) September 30, 2022
Crazy how this people trying to rewrite our own history
It’s okay to see Wizkid as the poster boy to afrobeats but Akon is wrong to say Davido goes for quantity over quality.— LeoLarry🇬🇧🇳🇬 (@LeoLarry_) September 30, 2022
Need this man to drop his album soon, the disrespect is becoming too much