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How Wizkid Is Gradually Pushing Afrobeat To The World

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Oct 25
2021

How Wizkid Is Gradually Pushing Afrobeat To The World

This is how Wizkid Is Gradually Pushing Afrobeat To The World


Have you ever heard a song that made your heart sang with pride and a drunken warmth stronger than the fumes of wine rose to your head? Well, if you haven’t, that means you have never listened to arguably the best Afrobeat singer Wizkid.

Wizkid has a penchant for delighting and nurturing his loyal fans with exotic songs that soothe their minds and bodies like the early morning sunshine. Our very slender one, so deeds of daring and much fame Have stolen the hearts of so many Africans, even people from other parts of the world.

Wizkid is different from other Afrobeat singers. Wizkid has accomplished great things simply by deeds, loyalty and devotion. Wizkid has really impressed the world with his songs. Recently, Reno Omokri the controversial former special assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan had called on the federal government to use the Grammy award-winning artist to launder the image of the country as Jamaica did with Bob Marley.

Wizkid is one artist that has made Nigeria proud in so many remarkable ways. Do you want to witness the next level of Afro song performance? Always listen to Wizkid’s music. Early Days And Hurdles Wizkid started his music career when he was just 11 years old. Had his first song recorded with OJB Jezeel, he didn’t stop there, he recorded a 7 track album under the stage name Lil Prinz. In 2016 he considered pursuing music full-time, he collaborated with most Nigerian pop acts like OJB Jezreel, Naeto C and Banky W .

In 2011, he recorded his debut studio album as a solo artist, superstar which was released by Empire Mates Entertainment (EME). Well, there was multiple delays and label disagreements, he stealthily left the record label. He then released his sophomore studio album, “Ayo Album” in 2014. Also in July 2017, his third studio album, “Sounds From The Other Side Album” was released that very album served as his major-label debut. The first time Wizkid achieved international recognition was in 2016. He collaborated with Drake on the single “One Dance “. This very single attained Number 1 in 15 countries, including the US Billboard Hot 100.

He signed a contract with RCA in early 2017 a multi-album deal. It was really a big deal for him, he really began to see himself differently, it helped him to see the values of his work. Since then, the golden lads and lasses from different parts of the world have become interested in this Afrobeat singer. Wizkid has been credited for singing songs that uplift the African continent, he dives into our culture and diversify his music videos with colourful Africans clad in our African attire.

He brings African creativity into his art and showcases it mercilessly.

Some List of Wizkid International Collaborations

- For you (feat Akon ) Wizkid...
- Naughty Ride (feat Major Lazer) Wizkid
- Roll it (remix) (feat Akon) Wizkid
- My love (Major Lazer and DVA Lipa)
- Murder (feat Wale ) Wizkid
- Drop (feat Wale) wizkid
- Come Closer (feat Drake)
- Brown Skin Girl (feat Beyonce)
- Show you the money (Remix ) (feat Tyga ) ....amongst others .

Wizkid And TEMS; It seems a star has broken through the cloud. Tems has gotten things rolling just fine for her in 2021. You all remembered when Drake promised us a song a few moons ago right? And his adorable fans have been very patient, I'm here to announce to you that the long-anticipated album “Certified Lover Boy”, has our very own TEMS on it . It read, “Hey Nigeria TEMS is on CLB “. The Album featured some fascinating renowned artists like Travis Scott, Young Thug, Future, 21 savage, Rick Ross, even Jay Z . Do you think TEMS just magically appeared on Drake’s album? No! Remember TEMS participated in Wizkid’s song “Essence" and that gave her a huge exposure. The song has gotten a remix from Justin Bieber, not only that but is also blowing up across Music charts and the market. Does this take your breath away as it did to mine? This is how Wizkid orchestrated the featuring of TEMS by Drake, by simply giving her the much-needed exposure which has skyrocketed her career tremendously. The ever thrilling presence of Wizkid in her life, made her shine. The sun rose and set with her just when Wizkid appeared.

Some Of Wizkid’s Tremendous Achievement

- Wizkid’s fourth studio album....” Made In Lagos” is the first African album to debut on Spotify global album chart at the top 10 position. Barely a week after its release, the Album had clinched on a good spot on the Billboard world album chart. The feat came just 10 months after releasing the album under Starboy entertainment and RCA records. The Album started gaining recognition internationally just earlier this year after several renowned international artists gave huge support for “Essence”, the eleventh song in the album. Essence featuring the red–hot Nigerian artist TEMS, made history by being the first Nigerian song on the billboard Hot 100 and global 200 music chart in July . This September, there was another history set. “Made in Lagos Album” reached a new peak of #28 on this week Billboard 200, up to 53% in sales. Made in Lagos is officially the highest charting Nigerian album of all time on the billboard 200. If this news doesn’t make you to close your eyes and let out an infantile smile that would make your soul glow, I wonder what would.

- Ever wondered who the first Afrobeat singer to appear on Guinness world records? Well, Wizkid is. His contribution to Drake smashes hit, “One Dance" which topped several charts worldwide. Technically it is Drake’s single, Wizkid got songwriting credit for the “one dance” which has the Guinness world records as the most played song on Spotify with over 1 billion streams.

- Grammy win In 2019, Wizkid joined Beyonce and Saint John for the lion king: The Hit track “Brown Skin Girl". In 2020, Nigerians were flooded with enormous joy when the 63rd annual Grammy Awards was held in Los Angeles, The United States of America. Wizkid-featured One Dance won the “Best Music Video“ Award. He won the award alongside Beyonce, who owned the song and also featured other artists, Saint John and her daughter Blue Ivy.


SOURCE: NaiJamz

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