Davido, an award-winning Nigerian singer, has openly declared himself as the “biggest artiste in Nigeria.”
The ‘OBO’ crooner made the bold claim during a recent interview with Ndani TV, ahead of the release of ‘A Better Time,‘ his highly anticipated album.
“I’m the biggest artiste in Nigeria. The facts are there. In terms of everything, I’m the biggest,” he boasted.
Davido’s proclamation comes about six months after he had described himself and Wizkid as the two “greatest Nigerian musicians of all time”.
During the interview on Wednesday, the 27-year-old musician also disclosed that he wasn’t surprised that Wizkid would ignore his congratulatory message when he released his ‘Made In Lagos‘ album.
Wizkid had on October 30 dropped his much-awaited album — two years after teasing fans about the project.
Shortly after the project’s release, several Nigerian celebrities had congratulated the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner.
Joining the fray, Davido had taken to his social media page to post: “Congrats king! #MIL out now.”
But Wizkid — who responded to some of the congratulatory messages from fans at the time — had ignored Davido’s tweet.
The development had ignited heated controversies among fans of the two singers and further renewed the seeming rivalry between them.
Asked why he sent the congratulatory message, the ‘FEM’ crooner said: “I just did it and did not think about it. I can post anything I want on my page.”
When asked if Wizkid replied his message, he said: “No, he never responds. I was also not hoping that he would respond because l knew he wouldn’t do that.”
Davido also revealed that he has never tried calling Wizkid despite having his contact.
“I have his number but I’ve never tried calling him. I and Wizkid used to be friends back then but we never got to sing at the studio together,” he said.
He, however, doused claims of a potential rift between the two of them, explaining that he remains open to collaborations with anyone, including Wizkid.
Ever since the pair had their big break, both have made impressive strides, earned heated accolades, and gained a deluge of loyal fans both in the country and in the diaspora.