Fela, Ali Baba, Onyeka Onwenu, Jay Jay Okocha, Pete Edochie, Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister are all considered legends because of the positive impact they have had in their various field or career. Everyone respects them and agrees they that they are indeed legends in their respective aspect.
Talking of talents of our generation – Wizkid, Seyi Black, Simi, Adesua Etomi, Victor Moses. Are they really ‘legends’? Have they put out enough work and achieved enough to deserve the title? Have they lasted long enough at the top of the game?
How do we determine who deserves to be called a Legend and who doesn’t?
Some Nigerians also put up the argument that LEGEND is a higher level than mere GREATNESS and that the Legend is senior/superior to the ‘Great’ person.
Is Fela considered ‘more’ Legendary than a younger Wizkid, because his music sometimes spans a good 20-30 minutes while Wizkid barely does 5 or because Fela achieved much more than Wiz has? Where do we draw the line and what is the measure of true greatness, and ‘legend’ status?
Is age a determining factor?
What really separates a Great individual from a Legend?
The debates continue to rage.