Monday, 8 April 2013

Beat Box: The young wizard of Naija music

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogunknown to his fans as Wizkid quickly developed into hot property within the Nigerian music scene and the Africa music scene too. The pop and hip-hop sensation graced music lovers with songs such as “Tease me”,“For Me” and “Slow Whine” on which he featured RnB and fellow Nigerian homeboy Banky W from his debut album titled SUPERSTAR. The album positioned Wizkid as one of Africa’s hot and most admirable properties.

Wizkid was born with music in his veins! He has mastered the art of riding any beat thrown at him. Linking up with Nigerian music heavyweights such as Banky W, Naeto C and M.I helped the young muso break into the international music scene in which led to him getting nominated and going on to win an award for Best International Act- Africa at the 2012 BET awards, an award which was shared by him and Ghanaian rap superstarSarkodie, putting them on the same pedestal as the likes of 2Face Idibia, D’banj and FallyIpupa.
Since his break through Wizkid has managed to carve a niche for himself in the industry. Weeks after releasing the first ever EME All Star album (Empire Mates State of Mind) with Banky W, Skales, and other Nigerian acts, Wizkid went on to share his talent with the world.

Being loved across the African continent, Nigerian music contains a certain virus which one cannot describe and it has added some flavour to musical content on the continent. It’s such as Wizkid we as Africans should be proud of for sharing a piece of the continent with the rest of the globe.

Ashley Mokwena

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