The Nigerian music scene isn’t new to rivalry among artistes. From Barrister Vs Kollington, Onyeka Onwenu vs Christy Essien Igbokwe, Femi Kuti vs Lagbaja, Davido vs Wizkid and now the recent one Yemi Alade vs Tiwa Savage, which seem to be the trending gist in the Nigerian entertainment scene.
The embers of rivalry was stoked by a Nigerian On air-personality, Misimolu who recently stirred the hornet’s nest when she said Tiwa Savage shouts whenever she sings.
She said: ”Personally speaking, I have heard Tiwa Savage, I heard her a couple of weeks ago and she shouts. But she (Yemi Alade) sitting right here, I can hear her range . I am just stating the fact this gets me in trouble all the time. She is here giving me goose bumps and I heard someone just a couple of weeks ago. Your range is quiet exceptional”.
Tiwa Savage or Yemi Alade. That’s the question that hangs on the lips of every music enthusiast in the Nigerian social media space.
TheNewsGuru takes a look at their achievements and journey so far, leaving you with the decision as to who is the better artiste.
Notable Awards and accomplishments
In 2014, Tiwa Savage won the Best Female Artiste award at the 2014 edition of MAMA Awards. In 2018 she clinched the Best Collabo award for ‘Malo’ at The Headies.
In 2017,Tiwa Savage emerged the Best Female Artiste in West Africa at the 2017 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).In September 2017, Tiwa Savage was listed among BBC’s 100 inspirational women in the world.
On the other hand, Yemi Alade clinched the Best Female Artiste award at MTV African Music Awards on two occasions 2015 and 2016. In 2018, she emerged the winner in the Best Performer category at The Headies award. Also in 2016, she won The Headies Hip-hop revelation of the year award. In 2015, Yemi Alade was among the African entertainers selected to be part of ONE campaign.
Social media strength
As at July 11th 2018, Tiwa Savage has 4.9million followers on Instagram and 2.3m followers on Twitter.
Yemi Alade has 3.9million followers on Instagram as at July 11th 2018, on Twitter she has 291,000 followers.
YouTube battle of popular videos
As at 11th of July, ‘Get it now’ featuring Omarion has 7.2million views
For her ‘All Over’ video, she has 18m videos, while for ‘Malo’ featuring Wizkid she has 23million views.
As at 11th of July 2018, Yemi Alade’s ‘Johnny’ video has 91m views, her ‘Tumbum’ video has 19m views, while she has 20m views for her song ‘Nagode’.
It is left to you to make your deductions from the facts presented, however for TheNewsGuru, we believe these artistes are gifted and both have unique selling points that makes them exceptional and shining African talents.