D’Prince’s Signing Gdzilla in a Mask Stirs Controversy in Nigerian Music Scene
Jonzing World’s new artist, Gdzilla, faced criticism from fans for wearing a dinosaur mask as he teased his debut single. The announcement of his signing by D’Prince had already generated online discussions due to his unique mask. Netizens harshly criticized a snippet of his debut single, comparing him unfavorably to artists like Asake and Seyi Vibez, dubbing him a “low-budget Asake.” Even Afrobeat star Davido expressed curiosity about the artist’s unique persona.
However, Ruger, Gdzilla’s label colleague, had positive words for him. Some fans expressed disappointment in the snippet, while others questioned the practicality of wearing a mask in Nigeria’s heat. Despite the criticism, Blackboy Huncho, a Nigerian singer, offered a more balanced perspective, suggesting that Gdzilla has potential but needs time to improve his craft.
D’Prince’s preference for signing artists with concealed faces was noted, as he introduced Gdzilla to the music scene with his mask. Overall, Gdzilla’s debut received mixed reactions from the Nigerian music community.