Veteran Talent Manager Obi Asika Credits Nigerian Music Legends for Shaping New Artistes


In an episode of the Hip TV program, Trending, veteran talent manager and music executive, Obi Asika, highlighted the profound influence of Nigerian music legends on the current generation of artists.

Asika emphasized the pivotal role of iconic figures such as Daddy Showkey and D’banj in shaping the landscape of Nigerian music.

He asserted that new stars like Burna Boy and Wizkid are the spiritual successors, or “regens,” of these pioneers.

Asika elaborated, stating, “2Face and Daddy Showkey epitomize the grass-to-grace narrative. They are legends who laid the foundation for today’s artists. Burna Boy wouldn’t exist without Daddy Showkey, and Wizkid owes a debt of gratitude to D’banj.”

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He further underscored the influence of other trailblazers like P-Square in shaping the careers of contemporary artistes like Davido.

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