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BBNaija Tobi reacts to Rihanna listening to Wizkid’s song, says it’s not a big deal
Two of Nigerians top singers, Davido and Wizkid, have no doubt achieved international feats and Barbadian singer, Rihanna, was recently spotted listening to Wizkid’s Ojuelegba on Instagram.
The Nigerian entertainment industry is one that is gradually getting international recognition as music from top singers in the country is now being enjoyed in many parts of the world
The industry is a very competitive one and musicians often try to gain prominence over the other by topping their achievements.
Many Nigerians were impressed by this, seeing it as another proof that our local songs are being appreciated everywhere, but reality star, Tobi Bakre, seems to think differently.
In a message posted on the BBNaija star’s Twitter page, he wondered why a foreign artiste listening to Nigerian songs is seen as an achievement. According to him, it is not a big deal.
See his tweet below:
It irks me when a foreign artist listening to a Nigerian song is made to look like an achievement or such a big deal. I don't understand. What else should they be vibing to!!! Ugh
— Tobi Bakre (@tobibakre) May 9, 2019
Tobi’s tweets raised several reactions on Twitter with some people saying he is guilty of ‘famzing’ Nigerian celebrities talk less of foreign ones.However, others agreed with him. See some comments below:
Tobi even you sef dey fams other celebs for naija here, she’s bigger than him in the industry so yes it means something. Comon it’s Riri ?
— AnitaIhesie (@Anitabewtee) May 9, 2019
Probably because they have bigger audience and influence.
— Get pay Attitude with Etihad loading ? Gail ? (@Gailee_Cutie) May 9, 2019
We love to idolise these foreign artists ?its ridiculous.
— Roxxy Amanda (@roxxy_amanda) May 9, 2019
I use to think I am the only one who feels that way. They really don't have a choice.
— OyewoleMOD (@ModOyewole) May 9, 2019
Like how we get all excited when a white person attempts to speak our African languages and quickly call off our very own for attempting English
— Tobi na fine boy (@TobisJuliet) May 9, 2019
E.g Rihanna vibing to WizKid's Ojuelegba song.. And its headline news???
— YourAssurancePlug (@tsemaye8) May 9, 2019
1. Think about how much companies pay to gain that level of publicity(a Selena Gomez post is worth $3.5m)
2. Think about the global reach they’re giving said music by simply enjoying it, which btw is even worth more than a paid post because it’s organic.
Yes it’s a big deal.
— Ermac (@SirLibrai) May 9, 2019
Its not just any foreign artist, rihanna is a music goddess that famz lasan will get him more fans and acceptance
— dolapo (@ladysmar__smar) May 9, 2019