Senegalese born American singer, Akon has said Nigerian musicians, Davido and Wizkid are richer than some American music stars.
Speaking at a youth conference, Akon stated that the two Nigerian music stars can match up to some Hip-Hop artistes in terms of wealth.
The ‘Lonely’ crooner disclosed that the glamorous lifestyle exhibited in American hip-hop videos are mostly fake.
Akon added that such music videos which show a musician living large with Bentley and pretty women is actually the opposite of reality.
He is quoted to have said: “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.”