American singer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam has revealed that Nigerian R&B singer Peter and Paul Okoye, and Nigerian singer and songwriter, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, also David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido are richer than most American hip-hop artistes he stated.
In a viral video online the entrepreneur was heard saying this while speaking at a youth summit.
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“the all white and shining lifestyle seen in almost every American music videos especially hip-hop videos are all fake and in those videos which shows variety of artistes living the life of their dresses is actually a white elephant and totally different scene with them in real life, at Akon’s point of view Wizkid, Psquare, and Davido are richer than most rappers in reality in the states living good life in music videos.
He stated : “Hip-hop in America, every rapper is rich with Gold chains, girls by the pool in big mansion but when the video is over they get on a phone and call a uber,
“But if you go to Nigeria you have Wizkid, Davido, P-square driving Bentley, Mercedes Benz they actually own those cars. That’s the difference but if we don’t translate that, they would never know.
“The images they show about Africa are so negative. It’s conditioning what we believe. Africa has a rich story too. More people died in Chicago, more school shootings in America.” he added.