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Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by BrainnewsNg(f): 6:57am On Jun 23, 2018


Art is such a thing of beauty, meant to be valued and appreciated. People commonly find beauty in works of art and they appreciate them by passing compliments. Sometimes they go as far as paying a few (or a lot of) bucks just to have the right to keep the piece of art whose beauty has been registered in the heart.

Beyond these two forms of appreciation of art, giving out awards is another way to appreciate good works of art, especially if the awards are given based on merit, without bias or sentiment. That’s the idea behind awards like The Grammys & Golden Globe.

Music being a form of art is usually appreciated through compliments, paid for with scarce resources, and in fact huge and expensive events are held to celebrate excellence & brilliance in the art of music making. Artistes and their works are gathered, grouped, rated and the best in the different groupings are awarded for their respective standout materials.

I believe that’s the concept of the Headies Awards, SoundCity MVP Awards and the other prestigious awards that Wizkid has snubbed over the years. If it happened once it could have been a mistake. Twice – it could have been an unfortunate event but the consistency with which Wizkid treats Nigerian award ceremonies with contempt, suggests that it is a habitual thing.

Anyone following the music industry in Africa would agree Wiz is amongst the most frequently nominated artistes on the continent. The Starboy has been named on the nominee’s list of different awards, in different categories but he consistently snubs the events. It seems Wizkid has convinced himself to think that he is bigger than African music awards but even at international award ceremonies and events, Wizkid is usually absent.

Weezy’s failure to perform at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival epitomises his habit of absenteeism and unprofessional acts. His excuse was that he couldn’t secure visa for his band members but that has the sound of a late minute arrangement.

With enough time before the event, Wizkid had multiple options – one was to try multiple attempts to sort out visa issue, if that fails, set-up a makeshift band in US (where the event held) and prepare well enough to deliver a groundbreaking performance. If all that fails, inform the organisers of the event early enough of your challenges and inability to make it to the event, so the general public could be fed beforehand with the gist that there’s no Wizkid performance happening at Coachella.

Sadly none of these logical options was taken and it is even more sad that the manner with which Wizkid & his management communicated the botched Coachella performance reeks of disrespect especially to his fans who sing his chorus, praise him on Twitter and defend him with their best words during music debates – first he promised to makeup for his initial failure, the promise wasn’t kept and he just hushed like he didn’t just (figuratively) disappoint a whole continent.

Silence! Really? The millions of Wizkid fans across the globe who were looking forward to seeing their star singer wow the same audience as Beyoncé, while also showing to the world a side of Africa that is uniquely beautiful, deserve an explanation. If truly Wizkid cares about them like he claims on social media and during interviews he would have given reason for dashing their hopes not once but twice. But does he even care at all?

During a press briefing, Wizkid explained that he does not attend international awards (and perhaps events) that do not respect African artists; but then he treats Coachella and his fans with so much disrespect. How about the tens of native awards that he refused to attend or even acknowledge? Isn’t respect supposed to be reciprocal?

Around the tail end of last year, Wizkid was named “Young Person of the year” at The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2017. The prize was perhaps the biggest of the night, as it had the brightest young creatives on the African continent in the list of nominees.

https://www.brainnewsradio.com/habits-that-might-ruin-wizkids-career/

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by BrainnewsNg(f): 6:58am On Jun 23, 2018
However, Weezy, the eventual winner was absent at the event. The award, TFAA isn’t BET, it isn’t MOBO, it is an award organised by Nigerians to acknowledge inspiring young Africans making a difference through social good and creativity, and it would have been complimentary to have the biggest winner of the night honour the awards.

I believe Wizkid was in town at the time of the award. I believe he was notified of his nomination and he was well aware of the details of the event but he did not show up, and surprisingly, he didn’t show any sign of appreciation for the TFAA Awards particularly, not even the social media displays that they (artistes) often do and like he did for his MOBO Award.

His reason for not attending the TFAA Award ceremony and the tens of other awards ceremonies he has snubbed remains a quiz. It has raised further questions like; does he not see awards as validation? Is he too big for these awards? Or can’t he stomach watching other nominees beat him to awards? Or does he just snub awards for fun?

Whatever Wizkid’s reason(s) for snubbing awards is(are), the frequency of his snubs does not project him as a creative who takes feedbacks and critiques seriously or enough to channel them into bettering his craft and it could turn out to be the ultimate hunter of his precious art.

Written by Oluwatobi Ibironke

@ibironketweets

Read More At Brainnews https://www.brainnewsradio.com/habits-that-might-ruin-wizkids-career/

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by BrainnewsNg(f): 6:59am On Jun 23, 2018
Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by pointblank247(m): 8:44am On Jun 23, 2018
Hmmmmm wizzzy
Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by owomida1: 12:00pm On Jun 23, 2018
He is always high on drugs. His PA won't allow him appear on such shows with his head light from taking drugs.

He's probably going to get himself killed

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by mynaijadj(m): 12:41pm On Jun 23, 2018
He is going to grow up wiser

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by Tamarapetty(f): 2:21pm On Jun 23, 2018
That dude issa big snub! pride goeth before a fall

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by BrainnewsNg(f): 3:23pm On Jun 23, 2018
cc: Lalasticlala
Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by BrainnewsNg(f): 3:24pm On Jun 23, 2018
Tamarapetty:
That dude issa big snub! pride goeth before a fall

Yes!

But, Can this end his career? shocked

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by Jethrolite(m): 4:17pm On Jun 23, 2018
As long as he keeps releasing hits those things do not matter. The most important thing is releasing songs. As he is currently, wizkid definitely earns more than $30k in royalties monthly from his albums. Should he stop singing and disappear, he will never suffer. So rest your case.

Update: For those who think this write up is crap please it is my opinion. Most of you are probably jobless or underutilised. If you work yourself up the ladder enough to the point where fulfilling your daily agenda demands 40 hours but you still only have 24 to work with, you will start seeing the world as truly successful people see it. Separating activities that look important but are distractions from what really matters.

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by owomida1: 4:27pm On Jun 23, 2018
Jethrolite:
As long as he keeps releasing hits those things do not matter. The most important thing is releasing songs. As he is currently, wizkid definitely earns more than $30k in royalties monthly from his albums. Should he stop singing and disappear, he will never suffer. So rest your case.

My brother, those things are nothing. I am sure you can learn from the real legendary superstars like Michael Jackson and some other NBA legends/ American artistes. It fades away in no time and keeping up becomes a big time challenge. Mistakes like these could cost him everything.

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by owomida1: 4:31pm On Jun 23, 2018
BrainnewsNg:


Yes!

But, Can this end his career? shocked

Yes

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by Nobody: 4:45pm On Jun 23, 2018
Broke pple always have an opinion. Ndi ara

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by ezzylee(m): 4:58pm On Jun 23, 2018
owomida1:

I am sure you can learn from the real legendary superstars like Michael Jackson and some other NBA legends/ American artistes.

Because they were spending more than what they were earning.

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by Munzy14(m): 4:59pm On Jun 23, 2018
As a superstar, you shouldn't be predictable all the time in terms of public appearance. And not all awards are genuine. Some are just to seek attention.

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by owomida1: 5:32pm On Jun 23, 2018
ezzylee:


Because they were spending more than what they were earning.

Basically reckless spending. If u read about Mike Tyson, you will pity him
Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by dbynonetwork: 6:28pm On Jun 23, 2018
Ok


SAI baba!!
Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by chiefolododo(m): 6:28pm On Jun 23, 2018
The upcoming star shouldn't ruin his career oo

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by yeyeboi(m): 6:29pm On Jun 23, 2018
You never think about your own career , na person matter you carry for head like dreadlocks...smh shocked

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by Ochiboy11: 6:29pm On Jun 23, 2018
The Shocking Video Of Governor Fayose Carrying A Woman Who Collapsed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEIADBqDaA4
Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by aribisala0(m): 6:30pm On Jun 23, 2018
yeyerolling:
Broke pple always have an opinion. Ndi ara

This is a very good example. You must be an expert

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by ZoeyJ(f): 6:30pm On Jun 23, 2018
If it doesn't ruin it go and ruin it for him.

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by ZoeyJ(f): 6:31pm On Jun 23, 2018
If it doesn't ruin it go and ruin it for him.

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by DrHighchief(m): 6:31pm On Jun 23, 2018
Wizkid...how do kids behave?

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by kramer: 6:33pm On Jun 23, 2018
Someone should pls summarize this s*** for me #notime

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by opeyehmmy(m): 6:33pm On Jun 23, 2018
His problem, his carrer

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by eyinjuege: 6:36pm On Jun 23, 2018
Maybe he just doesn't give a rat's behind about award ceremonies whether abroad or local.
He may just believe its all about the music. He doesn't need any accolades or awards. Maybe he doesn't believe in them?
He's happy churning out good music over and over again. That may be the only satisfaction he wants and needs.
He doesn't always cancel shows, or not turn up. He gave a valid reason of not being able to secure visa for his band. That's genuine enough.
What other concerts or shows has he pulled out of?

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by Kelamma(m): 6:39pm On Jun 23, 2018
Leave the baby boy biko. When he is done from in between Tiwa's old thighs, then he will ask for interpretation of all you wrote up there.

After all, he is Wizzy, daddy yo!

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by Iamnobody: 6:40pm On Jun 23, 2018
This thesis on top wizkid alone

If you now want to write on Nigeria nko

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by onatisi(m): 6:49pm On Jun 23, 2018
The energy and time some people use in analyzing other peoples mistakes and shortcomings and in proferrring solutions to them,if they actually devout half of that time and energy on their own problems and issues ,they would have become more successful in life

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Re: Habits That Might Ruin Wizkid’s Career By Oluwatobi Ibironke by Pavore9: 6:49pm On Jun 23, 2018
Jethrolite:
As long as he keeps releasing hits those things do not matter. The most important thing is releasing songs. As he is currently, wizkid definitely earns more than $30k in royalties monthly from his albums. Should he stop singing and disappear, he will never suffer. So rest your case.

It is not just about the money, losing grip is not a nice feeling......Michael Jackson is a case study.

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