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Wizkid applauds Ayra Starr, Tems amidst Odumodublvck’s bold statements

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Wizkid applauds Ayra Starr, Tems amidst Odumodublvck's bold statements

Wizkid applauds Ayra Starr, Tems amidst Odumodublvck’s bold statements

 

In a stirring display of camaraderie and mutual respect, Nigerian music superstar Wizkid has publicly praised fellow female artists Ayra Starr and Tems. This response came during an interactive session with his fans on X (formerly Twitter) on June 20, 2024, following remarks by fellow artist Odumodublvck that Starr and Tems have achieved more significant milestones than male artists like Wizkid, Burna Boy, and even the legendary Fela Kuti.

The Social Media Exchange

Wizkid, known for his hit songs and international acclaim, was engaged in a live interaction with his fans when one fan provocatively stated, “So Ayra Starr and Tems are better than you. I’m glad you used your mouth to say Odumodu is not lying.”

In a composed yet pointed reply, Wizkid responded, “I see u weren’t raised by a good woman and love at home. Ayra Starr and Tems are amazing.” This comment not only deflected the implied criticism but also highlighted his admiration for the female artists, reinforcing the need for respect and recognition in the industry.

Odumodublvck’s Bold Assertions

This social media exchange was sparked by earlier comments from Odumodublvck, who, in an interview with Madam Joyce, boldly claimed that the achievements of Ayra Starr and Tems surpass those of their male counterparts, including Wizkid and Burna Boy. He cited the significant adversities that female artists face in the industry as a testament to their greater accomplishments.

“There was a time I was coming to London with Tems’ manager, we were on the same flight,” Odumodublvck recounted. “So I told Tems, ‘Big ups, you did it! What you and Ayra Starr have done is bigger than anything Wizkid has done or what Burna Boy has done. Quote me anywhere.'”

Odumodublvck’s assertion centers on the unique challenges female artists encounter, particularly the pervasive issue of sexual harassment by show promoters, producers, and even fellow artists. He explained, “Out of every 10 show promoters, five want to have sex with you. Out of 10 producers, five want to fuck you and out of 10 artistes you look up to or the people you want to help you, they want to knack you.”

Acknowledging the Struggles

Odumodublvck’s comments highlight a critical and often under-discussed aspect of the music industry—the systemic sexual harassment and exploitation that female artists must navigate. He underscored the immense resilience required for these women to produce exceptional music and achieve success despite such significant barriers.

“I can’t imagine being a babe and being in that situation,” he remarked. “So imagine after dodging all those things you still made good music,” applauding the female artists for their incredible fortitude and talent.

Wizkid’s Affirmation

Wizkid’s response to the fan’s comment serves as an affirmation of the struggles highlighted by Odumodublvck and a commendation of Ayra Starr and Tems’ achievements. By addressing the fan’s remark in a manner that emphasizes respect and admiration for the female artists, Wizkid reinforces the importance of recognizing the challenges they face and the significance of their success.

This acknowledgment from one of Nigeria’s most prominent artists not only amplifies the conversation around gender disparities in the music industry but also serves to inspire and encourage emerging female artists.

Industry Impact and Reactions

The exchange has sparked widespread reactions on social media, with many fans and industry insiders praising Wizkid for his supportive stance and calling for greater recognition and respect for female artists. The discussion underscores a broader movement within the industry to address and rectify gender-based challenges and inequalities.

Ayra Starr and Tems, both known for their distinctive voices and impactful music, have become symbols of resilience and excellence in the Nigerian music scene. Their continued success and the support from peers like Wizkid contribute to an evolving narrative where female artists are increasingly celebrated for their talent and perseverance.

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