Afrobeats Superstar, David Adeleke, aka Davido, has stirred controversy after leaving out Fireboy DML, Tems and Omah Lay in his list of “next big 5” Nigerian artists that would dominate the music industry.

The DMW Boss, in a recent interview with Omega, was asked to list the next big five artists from Nigeria.

The singer responded:

“I would say like the next big five. I would say Rema; he got the ‘Calm Down’ record, Buju (BNXN), Ayra Starr…I would say Victony.

No, no, me I no want jones o. Okay, let’s do it like this. It’s Rema, Buju, Asake; between him and Rema, I would say they are at the top…Ayra Starr and Ruger.

The future of afrobeats, I would say it’s crazy.”


The OBO crooner’s list earned backlash as fans took to social media post’s comment section, berated him for snubbing Fireboy, Tems and Omah Lay.