Afrobeats superstar ''Wizkid'' is the latest cover star on Thisday Style and in it, he talks about his latest album “Made In Lagos“, his favourite track, global recognition, the #EndSARS protests, some of the things he looks forward to doing and which of them he has already done.
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From his breakout hit, way back in 2010 “holla at your boy” to his recently released track “Essence” (featuring Tems), Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid continually gives us reason to crown him number one on the scene. Although some might beg to differ, there’s no arguing that he has not only earned a comfortable spot at the top but also gone ahead to conquer global dominance. It’s barely been three months since he hit his fans with his anticipated 14 track album “Made In Lagos” and there are already cries for a new album. That’s the magic of the star boy. What keeps him going? Family, he says.
Read excerpts from the conversation below:
“Made in Lagos” since its release has gone on to top the charts and dominate the airwaves globally, which kind of revalidates your status as a premier music brand from Africa presently. How does this make you feel – being #1 again?
It’s a blessing you know and I’m just thankful that I have amazing fans that listen to my music. I feel really blessed like that’s the word – “blessed” there’s no other way to describe it.
The album is themed majorly on love and family values – how have these affected the man that Wizkid is today?
Family is everything to me. That’s what influences me and keeps me grounded, especially my sons. They are my purpose in life. It was important for me to put that into the music. I always want to share that love and good vibe because that’s simply what keeps me going in life. My music is very personal, and it’s a reflection of who I am today. Plus, with Covid and just the madness in the world today, the closest thing that helps right now is family. The closest thing to everyone’s heart right now should be family and love.
Read the full conversation on This Day Style.