MTV Base places Zlatan and Naira Marley ahead of Wizkid in their 2019 list of hottest Nigerian artist. Nobody is in support of the list even the marlians thinks wizkid is supposed to be number 2 or number 1.
On their list, Burna boy is number one, Davido second, Zlatan third, followed by Naira Marley and Wizkid is number 5.
The list has been disregarded by many celebrities and social media users even Ebuka, the OAP and host of BBNaija.
However, MTV base, based their judgment on certain criteria which are:
The artist must have made a big impact this year 2019, impact referring to airplays, downloads, and other general visibility.
Having done that, the artist local and international attention will be scrutinized as well as accolades they received.
Another criteria is the uniqueness in their music style and how far they have gone with building their music brand.
The next criteria is knowing how they have influenced the youth I.e did they create a dance move or did the artist start a trend.
The last one is to look at the artist collaborations, the kind of artist they collaborated with and the impact their songs had.
The above are the criteria for MTV Base selection of the hottest artist.
Going by their analysis some are pleased and even thinks Naira Marley is trending more than any other artist. He has large of youths who claims to be Marlians.
Zlatan Ibile on the other hand is the “Zanku Master”. Zanku is the latest dance move in Nigeria and he has created a Slang “AYIIIII”.
Many Nigerians knows the artist who does this. Once they hear that word they know it belongs to “ZLATAN”
Now Wizkid’s fans are angry that their artist is below the likes of Davido, Zlatan and Naira Marley.
But to be Honest, does Wizkid deserve to top the list? Did he create any trend?. Did his music and style this year carry much weight compared to Naira Marley?