Over the year Nigerians have been contemplating who the greatest new generation artist to come out of Nigeria and Africa is and the answer on everyone’s lips is Wizkid.
Influence of Ojuelgba
Wizkid who was signed to EME back when he was still upcoming and starting to make trends was so sensational that he dropped hit on hits like the popular single which is still make waves all over the world and especially in the UK titled “Ojuelgba”. You can watch the video of this song below.
The song in the video above is arguable by Nigerian and people around the world to be the song that take him to the limelight on the international stage.
Collaboration with Drake On One Dance
The year 2016 gave Wizkid an amazing turn around when Drake dropped an Afro-beat inspired single titled “One Dance” off his 2016 album titled Views. This single made Wizkid to secure his American fans and in fact the album was also nominated for grammy’s but did not win it. Regardless this album made Wizkid an home name among American Afro-beat lovers.
Collaboration with Drake on Come Closer
After there initial collaboration on One Dance and its success Wizkid and Canadian Rapper yet again decided to collaborate on new single titled “Come Closer”. This single yet again allowed Non-Africans to like and turn Afro-Beat into a huge music genre globally. Come Closer like One Dance entered Billboard yet again and currently has over 100 Million views on youtube. The video of this single can be watched below although it does not feature appearance from Drake.
Grammy Nomination and Made In Lagos Album
The Nigerian musician Wizkid did not release any studio album since 2017 Sounds From The Outside Album not until 2020 when he dropped Made In Lagos during the pandemic. To the surprise of many the album was a global hit even though some people questioned why he released the album during the Covid-19 pandemic. A single which many people love from the album and which entered Billboard Top 100 as Number 10 is Essence which features Nigerian female musician Tems.
This single was loved by so many that Wizkid featured Justin Bieber on the remix on the Deluxe version of this album. The video of this single can be watched below.
After all the success of his 4th studio album Wizkid decided to hold a concert in the United Kingdom at the O2 Arena in London. To the surprise of many his concert tickets were sold out in hours. In other news Wizkid won the Award for best Video in the 2020 Grammys award on the Brown Skin Girl tune featuring Beyoncé, lets not forget that the deluxe version of his Made in Lagos album was also Nominated in the 2021 Grammy Award for best global music album.
In Conclusion due to his success over the year we can arguably say that Wizkid is one of the Greatest of His generation. Also, stream Made in Lagos (Deluxe) Below.