It’s been 11 years since Wizkid first debuted in Lagos, becoming synonymous with all that is good in Afrobeats.
Five years ago, Drake’s “One Dance” introduced the Nigerian Wizkid internationally, broadening his audience and spotlighting a genre on the verge of becoming a global powerhouse.
To work around contractual restrictions, he’s paired with producers and DJs, appearing on their records as an invested guest, to start records in the Nigerian market leaving other artistes with chance to take the top spot.
Made in Lagos cleared those doubts over 14 tracks. Here, he’s finally balanced the formula to unite home and abroad with big pop songs that can compete across cultures and an underlying theme that embraces his roots.
However, we have brought to you 2 of his most anticipating singles that have gotten the whole world taking and wondering what a talent Wizkid really is.
On the track “Mood” with Buju currently being one of the hottest guys in the country and Wizkid being one of the hottest guys internationally, Naturally, the results is projected to be exceptional.
The track topping the “iTunes top 100” tracks in Nigeria has proved to be a direct competition to Wizkid’s currently buzzin single “Essesnse”. Without much to talk about, it is on it own way too just like Essence started slowly
This is Wizkid putting young and talented Afro-beat acts on, exposing them to international collaborations.
Buju of course didn’t disappoint on “Mood“. Nice Jam with good replay value I must say.
Wizkid Ft. Tems – Essence
Wizkid has had chart-topping moments before, notably with One Dance, the Drake song.
With Essence Ft. Tems, however, he’s arrived into his own as an artist whose supply of hits meets global demand.
Essence became the number one song in the US on Shazam, the music search app owned by Apple.
It placed Nigerian afrobeats star Wizkid above Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, and The Weeknd on the app’s list of top 10 artists in the US, the latest sign of the African music genre’s increasing mainstream appeal.
So Guys, the bone of contention here is
Keep One, Delete One Between Wizkid Ft. Buju “Mood” Vs Wizkid Ft. Tems “Essence”
Lets have your say