Generally in 2010, eLDee tweeted about Wizkid saying: “for those who don’t know this dude, nothing about the way forward for naija music. You be dinosaur!”
Correct! Greater than ten years later and we’re already residing that future.
I imply, an Ojuelegba boy who was signed to Banky W, is now the largest pop sensation, out of Africa. Unequivocally. There’s no query about his famous person standing. Since we received Wizkid, in 2010, he’s by no means didn’t dwell as much as the usual. He even set the usual so excessive, many others of his colleagues fail to get that standing. Nigeria can at all times rely on him.
Little doubt, he has so many hits. Some outdated, some new. One factor is bound, Wizzy has received so many hits Nigeria gained’t ever overlook.
Rapidly, these are 10 of crucial songs from the “Made in Lagos” singer.
10. Azonto (2012)
Azonto is a viral Ghanaian dance that was highly regarded round 2012. Wizkid’s freestyle on some Azonto sort of beat, truly named “Azonto,” went viral, too. And it helped popularize the dance. Even earlier than Fuse ODG took it to the UK. It was launched on January 28, 2012, and it was actually a success.
Even at 11, I might sing the entire tune phrase for phrase. And, so can many Nigerians, younger and outdated. “Gbe sókè, ko mó lè,” it was an enormous banger. That, even now, if a DJ performs it at any social gathering, it’ll nonetheless flip folks on. It was produced by the Legendury Beatz duo.
9. Caro (2013)
“Caro” was a success, as soon as it dropped. It was a Starboy undertaking which featured his the new signee, L.A.X. The tune is bang! Quick-tempo and upbeat.
“Caro” later turned a model, and Wizkid can simply get on a tune, and the intro is “Caro.” You already know it’s him. Can by no means be mistaken for “Discuss to me Caro.” That’s Wizkid for you.
8. Pakurumo (2011)
“Pakurumo” is now a pop basic, similar to virtually all of the songs on the album, and it was the fifth single off his 2011 debut, “Famous person.”
The tune has a star-studded video, and it featured cameo appearances from Pasuma, Ali Baba, Tiwa Savage, Funke Akindele (Funke, pakurumo), Ice Prince, Banky W and Davido (yeah, the identical OBO!)
7. Come Nearer (2017)
Arguably, his most business (aka best-selling) tune thus far, he launched this tune on the top of his worldwide success. And, it featured, none different however Canadian rapper, Drake. It was off his Sony debut, “Sounds From The Different Aspect.”
It was some Island-influenced manufacturing by Sarz, and melodic movement by Wizkid, and Drake. One factor is, irrespective of how Nigerian you might be, you may at all times nonetheless catch the vibe, although it completely has a international really feel.
The video, shot by Daps (fashionable for his work on Migos’ “Dangerous and Boujee”) is a masterpiece, however Drake was absent anyway.
6. On Prime Your Matter (2014)
The primary day I heard this tune, typically in 2013 (I used to be in SS1), it was at a Barber’s store. Was simply passing, and a lady was dancing to it. I knew it was Wizkid. I slowed all the way down to catch the vibe, and that vibe stayed with me, years after.
So catchy, everybody might sing the hook, verse, all the pieces. Even the “Lisa, MonaLisa” half. It was produced by “Mad Over You” co-producer, Del B.
5 . Baba Nla (2015)
Launched in late 2015, when Wizkid began his worldwide marketing campaign, the tune which is also called “Remaining,” however famend as “Baba Nla,” is among the greatest songs of 2016. For that tune alone, Wizkid packed all of the awards house, that 12 months.
Produced by Legendury, it’s a kind of early songs that have been being tuned into “pon pon pon” type. And, it’s one in every of his bests.
4. Ojuelegba (2014)
It’s one in every of Wizkid’s basic information. A narrative about his hustle, it rapidly registered in our minds, as each Nigerian (and African) has the hustle spirit.
The unique was off the “Ayo” album, and by some means UK rapper, Skepta and Toronto rapper, Drake, hopped on the jam in 2015, and a remix occurred. And yeah, that was God’s Plan!
3. Fever (2018)
Wizkid’s 2018 hit, “Fever” is one in every of his most-hated songs of all time. Looking back, it was his greatest tune in 2018. “Fever” which is 4 minutes of what folks discuss with as the brand new Afrobeats sound, is among the earliest jams that had the sound everyone seems to be at present on now. It was additionally the primary tune to have its video hit a million views on YouTube inside 24 hours.
2. Joro (2019)
Wizkid introduced “Made in Lagos” formally and launched “Joro” in 2019. The tune was a summer time jam that 12 months and is a sleeper hit that’s truly some of the commercially profitable Wizkid songs of all time.
“Joro” is a mad jam, let’s be sincere. The tune turned a TikTok hit and have become fashionable amongst a Spanish viewers who fell in love with the vibe. The video at present has over 140 million views on YouTube.
1. Essence (2020)
Three months in the past, no person knew “Essence” will develop into what it’s immediately. However have a look at it now. Prime 50 on the Billboard Scorching 100. The tune which is being hailed as “Tune of the Summer time” has single-handedly put “Made in Lagos” again into the Billboard Scorching 200 Albums.
“Essence” won’t be his greatest efficiency ever, however owing to its unrivalled business success, it’s protected to say it’s Wizkid’s necessary jam.
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