LEGEND: Wiz or OBO?
Who is a legend? What must be done to be tagged a legend? Do you have to be dead before you can be called a legend? These are legit questions that watchers of entertainment usually ask themselves when the need to brandish the ultimate crowning glory of LEGEND.
There are people and personalities across various fields that the word legends is befitting and no need for arguments or debate as to if they merit the title. Fela, Olisadebe, Paul Dairo, Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obe, Dan maraya Jos, etc are musical artistes to have excelled in their fields that even in death or whilst being alive for some, their legendary status can’t be questioned because of their contributions.
Take it to the present and you have 2baba, Psquare and Dbanj, MI comfortably sitting on that throne of legends as well. But we now have new and young artistes staking claims for that throne as well on merit or not.
Wizkid will gladly brandish himself the Young Fela but has he done half or quarter of what Fela did. Davido will also claim same conquest because of his territorial conquering career but has he done enough to merit a seat at the tablw of legends? What then must be done to be called one?
The yardstick will always be debatable and subjective depending on whose team you’re on. So will conclude this way, what makes a musical legend?