When it comes to the word “Bad”, it has a lot of different meanings but today we’re going to talk about the top 5 male baddest musicians in the aspect of love, controversies, celebrity gossip, ostentatious display and plain bad boy lifestyle in general.
Who do you think is the ‘Baddest’ boy in the Nigerian music industry? Which male Nigerian music act do you think has all the qualities listed above? Well, let’s see.
There are just about top 5 male Nigerian artistes who have always fed our crave for celebrity drama. They more often than not consciously or unconsciously live their lives in styles that inspire gossip and controversies.
Get familiar with these inevitable Nigerian music bad boys.
“Iyalaya anybody, street ti takeover” was the infamous rant that was done by YBNL honcho, Olamide Adedeji during the ‘2016 Headies’ Awards when Lil Kesh failed to pick up the “Next Rated” award which he apparently deserved. Olamide aka ‘baddo’ who is well regarded as a street king is not new to throwing tantrums and exuding rascally acts. He can also be credited for popularizing the ‘red cup’ culture as always seen in his music videos. As far as the story goes, Olamide who ascribes himself as one with the streets is surprisingly making razz the new cool. He is very much a present day pop culture influence, especially with the biggest weapon at his disposable, his music and also a no nonsense artiste.
Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa as he is fondly called, is without a moment of doubt one of the most controversial male music acts we have. Solely controversial for his headstrong personal and thuggish mannerisms. Papichulo aka Timaya is one artiste we love to hate. He was described as one with an undesirable attitude who needed to enroll for anger management classes, by a Punch Newspaper correspondent. He has come under fire several times for his unorthodox lifestyle. Surprisingly, Timaya has garnered over a 1.6 followers on instagram meanwhile he follows nobody on the social network as he known as a singer with an attitude. Although he seemed to have calm down of recent when he brought down his hair but recently the singer has gone back to his usual dreads and you should know what that means.
Somebody say yea yea! Wizkid whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun plays in the top echelon of the Nigerian music industry. Wizkid has played major roles in the industry’s most controversial moments. From when the Starboy reportedly got into a fight with fellow colleague Dammy Krane in a club over song theft to his spat with Nigerian popular blogger Linda Ikeji to his beef with fellow superstar Davido last year to also his baby mamas drama this year after they claimed he doesn’t take care of his children but just shows them off to lastly his ‘Fever’ with Tiwa Savage which raised eyebrows in the music industry. Although given to all these facts, the Starboy Wizkid gives less attention to all these and has been winning on several levels with his music.
2. Burna Boy
Any list of industry bad boys without Burna boy, is that one a list? No way! Nigeria’s own OG, Burna boy is a good prototype for writing a book on “how to be a bad boy”. In fact Burna Boy and his music thrives in the midst of contention. It all begins from the early days of his career when he was barred from gaining entrant into the UK for being part of a gang indicted for murder to exiting his former record label Aristokrat on controversial grounds to sacking his mum as his manager to his brawl with 2kay which saw 2kay robbed at gun point in Eko Hotel, the matter later involved the police anyways to also his threat to America’s Blac Chyna as the singer hates nonsense and can go to any length to prove it. The singer has also been accused for non payment of work fees, staff emoluments, refusal to turn up for interviews and having unprotected sex with them slay-queens. Burna Boy makes for an undisputed music bad boy, especially considering his lifestyle as the singer is known for living a care-free life which sees him smoke weed all day for musical inspiration In all of these the Port Harcourt born artiste has a loyal fan base plus he is a good music export.
Who else should take the No 1 spot if not the Baddest of the Baddest. Davido is one of the most talked about Nigerian music act at the moment. The DMW boss never avoids any opportunity to get into the news even if it may not be for very noble reasons. OBO easily gets mouths wagging with his flagrant display of cash especially foreign currencies and other ostentatious show offs. From his altercation with his baby mama Sophie Momodu to his diss with media mogul, Dele Momodu in 2016 to his ‘Assurance’ to his girlfriend Chefchi to his NYSC drama and also the fuse he caused in the Osun elections this year. Well, Davido doesn’t seem to care or give any thoughts about it so far as he is popping and he keeps churning out hits. True to his alias, Davido is the ‘Baddest’ of them all.