Since winning our hearts
with Holla at your Boy in
2010, Wizkid has kept
soaring to greater heights.

After working with Drake
on what’s arguably the
biggest international
collaboration this year from
Africa, Wizkid has surely
become a reference point
in African music.

The Disturbing London
signee and Starboy label
owner recently granted a
telephone interview with
popular New York-based
magazine, The Fader,
where he revealed quite lot
of things.

NGwide has compiled
a rundown of 5 things we
learnt from the interview:

1. Wizkid Doesn’t Get
Excited By Awards And
Accolades

Some of us already know
this. The Starboy hardly
attends award shows as he
feels it’s nothing but a
money making venture.

Prior to this interview,
Wizkid has always
maintained that he
believes award ceremonies
are organized by a bunch
of people who come
together to try and size up
your talent. In The Fader
interview, he confirmed
this as he said: “My real
fans know I am not really
about that kind of thing.”

In 2015 alone, Wizkid has
shunned 3 major award
ceremonies home and
abroad where he was
nominated, namely: BET
awards, MOBO awards and
AFRIMA awards.

2. Wizkid Never Expected
The Massive Success Of
Ojuelegba

Really Wiz? How didn’t he
know that? Right from the
first listen of this song on
the AYO album, it was
always going to be an
instant fan favourite.

The song has opened up
the international market for
Wizkid, as American
celebrities such as Alicia
Keys, Swizz Beatz, Kylie
Jenner have all
acknowledged the track,
while Toronto recording
artiste, Drake hopped on
the song for a remix.

However, Wizkid felt the
song was merely a good
effort but never anticipated
the wave of fame it has
brought him.

He said: “I knew it was a
good song but I didn’t
expect it to blow up the
way that it did.”

3. Wizkid Worked
With Norwegian Hit-Makers
Stargate And Coldplay’s
Chris Martin On A
Rihanna Song

This is an amazing feat for
African music if it really did
happen. The all-star line-up
on this joint would finally
send Wizkid into the
Billboard chart top 100.

4. Wizkid’s Forthcoming EP
Is Titled Sounds From The
Other Side

Following 2face Idibia’s
Fortyfied concert, Wizkid
announced his decision to
postpone his album.
However, he did reveal he
was going to release a 10
track EP to compensate his
fans.

The title of the EP
project was revealed in the
interview, as Sounds from
the other side. We expect
features from Wizkid’s
friend, Chris
Brown, Disturbing London‘s
Tinie Tempah and Grammy
award winning Beninoise,
Angelique Kidjo.

5. Wizkid Is A Perfectionist

Close associates of Wizkid
have always noted that he
is a very thorough type of
artist and a hardworking
act.

In the interview, Wizkid
said: “I’m a perfectionist, i
can listen to the music now
and tomorrow I’ll be like,
‘Yo, I feel we need to
change this’, and then we
have to go back to the
drawing board”.

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