Burna Boy, Timaya should emulate Olamide and help artistes in the south – Singer Benkretz

Nigerian singer, Benkretz, has appealed to dancehall stars, Burna Boy and Timaya to learn a few things from their colleague, Olamide about grooming talents.

He stated that Olamide has given opportunities to a lot of artistes in the South west particularly Lagos and they have become stars who stand independently today.

Benkretz urged the Port Harcourt-born artistes to emulate the act and offer similar help to artistes based in the south-south.


According to the up-and-coming musician, there are many talented people in the region but there is no one to ‘help us’.

He took to his social media page to beg both Timaya and Burna Boy with passion, adding that he is using God’s name for them to consider his request.

Bankretz wrote; ‘‘Olamide has helped a lot of local contents(artists )from the west(lasgidi) rise & stand.

@burnaboygram @timayatimaya please do same in the south (Port Harcourt), We use God beg una. Plenty talents Dey south but Helpers Far from us.”

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This comes after rapper Zlatan Ibile said that Hip Hop star, Olamide is a life changer who helped many artistes become stars.

He hailed the YBNL Nation founder for helping him and other artistes like Naira Marley, Fireboy DML and Adekunle Gold.

While speaking with friends, Zlatan Ibile listed musicians that Olamide uplifted and noted that he does not brag or seek accolades for all does. He said that Olamide never speaks about how many people he helps.

He recounted how the ‘Wo’ crooner called him at the early stage of his career for them to record his first song, and thy traveled to another state.

Zlatan said he was in disbelief while he was in the studio with Olamide because he never thought he would have such an opportunity.

Other artistes that he said Baddo has given platforms to thrive include, Ycee, Dotman, Young John, Pheelz and Asake.

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