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Wizkid – The Music Messiah (Artist Review)



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In continuation of our music and artist reviews, today we looked at the legendary and one of the best musicians that comes out of Lagos with 65 awards to his name.

The star boy Wizkid, has been dubbed as a music legend for taking after Fela Kuti and contributing immensely to the African sound’s global acceptance (Afrobeats).

The Afrobeats singer has always been compared to his colleague, Davido – another big player in the Nigerian Music industry.

Wizkid tops the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria in 2021 with a total of 65 awards.

Wizkid has recorded 4 studio albums with one EP:



Sound from the other side (SFTOS)

Made in Lagos

Soundman Vol 1 (EP)

Superstar was the debut album that introduced Wizkid to Nigeria; it was highly anticipated and later won the best album of the year under Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Wizkid’s album, Sound from the other side (SFTOS), was also a success; the album made Wizkid the Ojuelegba coroner.

SFTOS and Made in Lagos peaked at Number 2 (billboard chart) in US World Albums while gaining favourable positions in many other foreign Billboard charts.

In 2018, Wizkid became the first Afrobeats musician to make the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to “One Dance” Drake’s song.

Wizkid is the most awarded African artist in BET history; in 2012 and 2017, Wizkid won the Best International Act category.

In 2020 Wizkid was also among the recipients of the another award due to his collaboration with Beyonce in the Brown skin Girl track.

The Afrobeats singer has always been compared to his colleague, Davido.