Tems, Ayra Starr Have Achieved More Than Wizkid, Burna Boy, Fela – Odumodublvck

According to Odumodublvck, Tems and Ayra Starr outperformed the late Afrobeat icon Fela in terms of musical accomplishments.

The rapper also argues that both female artists have outperformed Wizkid and Burna Boy.

During an episode of the Cocktails & Takeaways podcast, Odumodublvck, also known as Kala, made patronizing statements about female artists.

He admired both artists’ achievements in light of the hurdles that women face in the industry.

“There was a time I was coming to London with Tems’ manager. We were on the same flight. So I told Tems big ups, you did it! What you and Ayra Starr have done is bigger than anything Wizkid has done or what Burna Boy has done,” Odumodublvck said.

“It is bigger than anything Fela has done. As a female artiste, out of every 10 show promoters, five want to have sex with you.

“Out of every 10 producers, five want to have sex with you. Out of every 10 artistes that you look up to and need help from, five want to have sex with you. I can’t imagine being in that situation. And after dodging all those things, you still make good music.”

Odumodublvck described being a woman as “the hardest job on earth”.

“The second hardest job is being an artiste because there are over 100 million artistes,” the rapper added.

“How are you going to make it out of the thousands of songs that drop every day? Why should they listen to your own?

“It’s not like you’re doing a job where your payment is guaranteed. As an artiste, there’s no guaranteed payment, you’ve to make it for people to pay you.

“It took me about six years to get my first good cheque. So imagine being a babe and an artiste and you still make it. That’s impressive.”

In 2021, Ayra Starr released the smash song ‘Bloody Samaritan’, establishing her as one of Africa’s leading female artists.

She was one of the Nigerian music stars nominated for the 2024 Grammy Awards.

Tems, on the other hand, rose to prominence in 2020 when she worked with Wizkid on the song ‘Essence’.

She released her debut extended play ‘For Broken Ears’ in the same year.

In February 2023, the singer received her first Grammy.

She won the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ award for her role in Future’s 2022 hit song ‘Wait for U’, which features Drake.

In March 2024, Tems received a ‘Breakthrough Award’ at the 2024 Billboard Women in Music Awards.

Wizkid responded to Odumodublvck’s statement, claiming the rapper was not lying.

In response to a netizen’s post, he also complimented Tems and Ayra Starr’s work as “amazing”.

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