Renowned music producer Samklef has stepped into the spotlight once again, this time defending Wizkid amid the Grammy nomination buzz. The recently released Grammy nomination list featured a lot of of Afrobeat stars from Nigeria, including Davido, Asake, Ayra Starr, CKay, and Olamide. However, Wizkid’s absence from the list sparked discussions among netizens.
Taking to his social media platform, Samklef expressed a bold opinion, suggesting that Wizkid might be bigger than the Grammy Awards. He stated that Wizkid is not one to stress over such matters. In seeking public opinion, Samklef opened the floor for discussions on whether his perspective regarding Wizkid’s stature was justified.
It’s worth noting that Samklef has been an supporter of Wizkid in recent months, showering the artist with praise. However, this isn’t the first time Samklef has made headlines for his outspoken commentary on the Nigerian music scene.
In a notable incident on October 27th, Samklef directed criticism towards Davido, addressing concerns about the artist’s alleged failure to settle financial obligations. Samklef urged Davido to clear his debts and learn from Wizkid, emphasizing Wizkid’s ability to navigate social media without getting embroiled in controversies. Samklef characterized Davido as a “noisemaker,” advising him to adopt a calmer and more private approach similar to Wizkid.
This isn’t the first instance of Samklef seemingly favoring Wizkid over Davido. In October, Samklef made headlines when he proclaimed Wizkid as the number one artist in Nigeria, implying that others follow in his footsteps. The subtle shade appeared to be directed at Davido, especially considering the recent online spat between Davido and Samklef.
The public has been quick to dissect the dynamics between the artists and Samklef’s role in the ongoing narrative. Samklef’s consistent support for Wizkid and contrasting critiques of Davido have added a layer of intrigue to the already competitive and sometimes controversial Nigerian music industry.