For Akon who is one the best gift of Africa in the music industry has maintained that some hip hop musicians in Nigeria are richer than most American hip-hop artistes.
The Nigeran musicians listed by Akon are Psquare, Wizkid and Davido.
Speaking to some youths in a viral video online, Akon said the glamorous lifestyle seen in most American hip-hop videos were actually fake, adding that such music videos which show foreign musicians living large lifestyle with Bentley is actually the opposite of reality compared to African artistes.
He was quoted saying: “Hip-hop in America, every rapper is rich with Gold chains, girls by the pool in big mansion but when the video is over they get on a phone and call a uber.”
“But if you go to Nigeria you have Wizkid, Davido, P-square driving Bentley, Mercedes Benz they actually own those cars. That’s the difference but if we don’t translate that, they would never know.”
“The images they show about Africa are so negative. It’s conditioning what we believe. Africa has a rich story too. More people died in Chicago, more school shootings in America”, Akon said.