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Wizkid, Davido, Psquare richer than most American rappers – Akon

Singer, Akon has revealed that Psquare, Wizkid and Davido are richer than most American hip-hop artistes.

He made the comment while speaking at a summit for youths.

Akon said that the glamorous lifestyle seen in most American hip-hop videos were not real, adding that such music videos which show foreign musicians living extravagant lifestyle with Bentley is actually fake and opposite of reality compared to African artistes.

According to Akon, Wizkid, Psquare, and Davido are richer than most American rappers in reality.

Akon said: “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.”

My view: Nigerians are hard working people, even the working class would prefer to build their own houses, than pay rent to a shylock landlord. Nigerians strive to own their own houses. Owning flashy cars and mansions is ultimate status symbols of the super-rich in Nigeria.

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