The Nigerian superstar debuted songs from his forthcoming album at a private listening in London.
Ayodeji Balogun, better known as Wizkid, is a top-tier singer, composer, and performer from Nigeria. A private listening session for his new album was held, and it was attended by a large number of celebrities.
The Afrobeats icon recently gave his London fans a preview of his upcoming fifth studio album, “More Love, Less Ego,” which is slated for release on October 29.
On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, the Grammy-nominated singer hosted a private listening event at London’s well-known Roundhouse theater in association with the world’s leading streaming service, Apple Music. Winnie Harlow, Daniel Kaluuya, NSG, Julz, Skepta, Naomi Campbell, Fireboy, Ayra Starr (who also performed), and a host of other celebrities attended.
Afrobeats superstar Wizkid handed top Nigerian disc jockey Michael Babatunde Adeyinka, also known as DJ Tunez, a special gift.
One of the key members of the Starboy Entertainment family and Wizkid’s right-hand man, the American-based DJ has been Wizkid’s official DJ for the past five years.
On Monday, September 26, 2022, DJ Tunez, who recently released a project named “Cruise Control,” posted a picture of the Rollex watch that Wizkid gave it to him as a gift on Twitter to show his appreciation for the “Ojuelegba” singer. According to reports, the watch is worth millions of naira.
No wonder Wizkid dey always avoid Davido, Baba no fit forget wetin OBO do am.
This incident happened far back as 2012.
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Although Davido may claim to be Wizkid’s “brother” and even deny that a conflict is developing between the two artists, insider sources indicate such is not the case.
Before Davido’s meteoric rise to fame, he and Wizkid had never met, but that soon changed as Davido also became well-known and they were able to connect on a friendly level until sometime in May, when the amicable connection soured.
Wizkid apparently wasn’t having a great time while chilling at a hotel somewhere on the Island so he decided to call his friend, Davido, who at the time was hanging out with five other friends of his, according to an insider who is familiar with the pair and the origin of their no-love-lost relationship. The Omo Baba Olowo then gave his assistant the order to go pick up Wizkid from a hotel located behind the 1004 building on VI.
Before moving the celebration to Movida on Idowu Taylor, VI, Wizkid quickly joined Davido and his group of friends at a club in the civic center where they had a few drinks.
While they were there, Wizkid had one too many drinks for the evening and Davido ordered some bottles of Hennessey for himself and two new friends who had joined them. As they drank, Wizkid grew tipsy and weak.
He was taken outside to Davido’s car, where he allegedly puked, right away. While abandoning his friend and coworker, Davido was nowhere to be found.
As Davido had vanished into thin air and was under pressure to pay the bills, the bartenders eventually produced a bill for about N500,000. Davido’s assistant then took the bartenders to Wizkid’s house, where he was compelled to write them a check to cover their unpaid expenses.
Their relationship suffered as a result of this one-off action because Wizkid felt betrayed by Davido. Following the painful dissolution of Mo’Hits, their relationship had already been put to the test because both artists’ allegiances were split between Don Jazzy and D’banj.
But it was when Davido was sending out invitations to guests for the launch of his O.B.O Album and he didn’t send any to Wizkid that would ultimately prove to be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Additionally, to many people’s chagrin at the NEA two weeks ago in New York, Davido and his entourage allegedly sauntered out on a Wizkid performance.
Is it not clear that there is a problem between these two great stars after these occurrences, Davido’s denial, and Wizkid’s blatant silence in the face of all the “fighting” rumors? Could this be the time, from Wizkid’s perspective, when “quiet is golden”? Only time will tell.
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Will Wizkid ever be able to forgive Davido for what he did to him?
Wizkid, a popular musician from Nigeria, smashed a record with his beloved album “Made In Lagos.”
Made in Lagos has received more than 500 million streams as of today on the international music service Spotify.
The fourth studio album from Wizkid is called Made in Lagos. It was released by RCA Records and Starboy Entertainment on October 30th, 2020. The album’s guest performers included Burna Boy, Skepta, H.E.R., Ella Mai, Tay Iwar, Projexx, Tems, Damian Marley, and Terri. P2J served as the album’s executive producer.
On April 23, 2006, Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon established Spotify, a privately held Swedish supplier of media services including audio streaming. As of June 2022, it had over 433 million monthly active users, including 188 million paid members, making it one of the biggest music streaming service providers.
Prior to 2019, the knighting of a legendary album took place every second to every third year. This only made sense since there weren’t many albums released, which meant there weren’t many excellent albums, and because the rate at which artists released albums was inadequate in and of itself. Davido, who only put out two albums during the review period but accomplished countless feats to become an all-time great, is a clear example of this. Having a strong discography was only a bonus in this sector, which was mostly a singles market.
Although there were iconic albums that gave rise to the period between 2012 and 2014, such as Olamide’s trifecta of YBNL, Baddest Guy Ever Liveth, and Street OT (all albums won in the Album Of The Year category at the Headies.) In 2016, Simi released Simisola, and in 2017, Kizz Daniel released New Era. However, it wasn’t until 2018 that multiple albums achieved notable success in a single year. Both Outside by Burna Boy and About 30 by Adekunle Gold were commercially and critically successful songs. Particularly Burna’s Outside, which eventually led to his ascent to the pinnacle of the mainstream.
The enormous popularity of African Giant and Fireboy DML’s Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps will intensify the tide the next year. The latter was more of an unparalleled mainstream hit in the business, but the former was a significant record trigger point in the ‘Afrobeats To The World’ movement. We hadn’t experienced this level of popularity on a first album since Wizkid’s Superstar in 2011.
Before starting to prepare themselves for their own individual projects, it was almost as if every artist paid close attention to the rebellious-esque popularity of Fireboy’s debut album and its influence on the soundscape. It’s not unrealistic to believe that even artists who hadn’t planned to release an album that year chose to do so as time went on given the enormous increase in album releases that occurred in 2020. The year 2020 gave us a ton of timeless and soon-to-be timeless songs, including Made In Lagos by Wizkid, Carpe Diem by Olamide, Twice As Tall by Burna Boy, Apollo by Fireboy DML, Boo Of The Booless by Chike, etc.
Additionally, EPs had a tremendous year. Omah Lay had a record-setting breakthrough year thanks to two successful EPs that yielded numerous hit songs. Even though practically every song on Get Layd was a successful single, What Have We Done gave rise to the artist’s biggest solo hit to date, Godly, which came from that album. Bella Schmurda debuted with the very energizing High Tension, following a breakthrough Olamide co-sign in Vision 2020, while Tems also released a strong breakout EP in For Broken Ears.
It was safe to state that the market was back to being an album market at the end of 2020. Moving forward to the third quarter of 2022, we are experiencing a year that is equally crowded and inundated as 2020 in terms of releases. It certainly seem possible that we could witness a flooding album year every two years as a trend.
Nigerian A-list and B-list musicians appear to have an odd preoccupation with the third and fourth quarters of the year. In 2020, the second half of the year saw the publication of 70% of the year’s new albums, while the last quarter saw virtually weekly album releases. For instance, in the week that followed the release of Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall, Cuppy’s debut album Original Copy and Adekunle Gold’s Afro-Pop Vol. 1 were both released on the same day, immediately following the release of Fireboy DML’s Apollo the day before.
Olamide’s Carpe Diem arrived just three weeks before Made In Lagos by Wizkid, Davido’s A Better Time, and Wizkid in the span of two weeks. In actuality, had it not been for the #EndSars protest and internet campaigns that paralyzed the business, the time between CD and MIL would have been shorter. Although their records were released in a short period of time, these three performers were unquestionably the most successful trio of the previous ten years.
In any sector, having a crowded album culture is not ideal. Projects require time and breathing room to reach their full potential, allowing both analysts and non-specialists to assess the project’s true potential for success. The market is currently being oversaturated with projects, which is preventing the one released the week prior from having a chance to establish itself. We have had the same barrage of back-to-back album releases in 2022—since July, to be exact.
Boy Alone, Playboy, The Guy, Bad, Love Damini, The Brother’s Keeper are all albums that were released since 1997 at a period with inadequate breathing room. The longest amount of time between albums was two weeks, and the fact that the current generation struggles with short attention spans and that record rotation is often brisk doesn’t help.
Even performers with respectable fan bases, such as Adekunle Gold, Falz, and Simi, have received lukewarm reviews for albums they released earlier in the year. Talk about breakout performers that put out great initial EPs but never had the chance to fully transform into popular stardom. Only musicians with contemporary momentum have survived in this competitive field.
Wizkid’s More Love, Less Ego is rumored to be set for release in October. Next month also sees the release of Blaqbonez’s Young Preacher and Ayra Starr’s 19 & Dangerous Deluxe Edition. This week will see the arrival of Ckay’s Sad Romance, and there won’t be many weeks between that release and the anticipated influx that will follow. Since a number of musicians, including Davido, Runtown, Bella Schmurda, Show Dem Camp, Zinoleesky, Bad Boy Timz, Lojay, and a host of others, will release albums before the year is up, we can be sure that November and December will be busy as well.
We must learn from other, more advanced businesses and refrain from releasing all of our important albums at once in the second half of the year. In order to maximize each album’s potential and ensure that it achieves its full potential, mainstream musicians should be more willing to release albums in Q1 and Q2. Great albums will continue to slip under the radar until that time, while a select few unlucky ones steal the show. Both audiences and artists profit from an album release schedule that is more balanced and healthy.
Wizkid, a multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-winning sensation, would do a live performance unlike any other at The Roundhouse in London and would be streamable on Apple Music in over 165 countries.
On September 27, 2022, a live recording of this historic concert would be made. Big Wiz is rumored to sing brand-new songs from his upcoming album, “More Love, Less Ego.”
The latest performer on Apple Music Live, the live concert series that gives the biggest names in music a platform to engage with audiences around the world, will be Wizkid. Apple Music Live, which was introduced this spring, has previously included only live streams of concerts by international superstars Harry Styles, Lil Durk, Mary J. Blige, and Luke Combs.
Wizkid disclosed: “Apple Music has always been a supporter of my career and a major tool in connecting me with my fans.
Collaborating with them on something like this is special. I’m excited to debut new music from my forthcoming album ‘More Love, Less Ego’ and share my Apple Music Live show with fans across the world.”
Wizkid’s much-anticipated new single, “Bad To Me,” was released earlier this month via Starboy/Sony Music International/RCA Records.
The song, which was created by Wizkid’s longtime producer P2J (also known for his work with Beyoncé, Doja Cat, and Burna Boy), is a statement of lust in its purest form, with sensual sounds over a pounding beat that only heightens the tension.