Wizkid’s new album reveals insight to background in Lagos

Wizkid’s new album reveals insight to background in Lagos

Sunday, September 12, 2021 3:40 pm


Ayodeji Balogun aka ‘Wizkid’

Ayodeji Balogun aka ‘Wizkid’

By Johnbosco Mbanefo

Nigerian musical icon, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as ‘Wizkid’s recent album “Made in Lagos Deluxe” gave critical insight to his background in the city of Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the recent album which was released August, 27, is a continuation of Wizkid’s initial “Made in Lagos” album which dropped October 30, 2020.

NAN reports that the recent album had been doing numbers, selling fast ever since it was released.

The 18 track album with four new songs gives an insight to the background of Wizkid, with the name alone ‘Made in Lagos’ giving us a little outline on his career.

The album also depicts how humble Wizkid is to his hometown, Lagos State, for making him who he is today,

It said that the “Made in Lagos Deluxe” featured artistes like Buju and Canadian born singer Justin Bieber.

The album was meant to feature Bella Shmurda but because of the issue he had with his former record label he wasn’t featured but was used for adlibds in ‘Anoti’.

Justin Bieber hopped on the remix of Wizkid’s greatest hit song “Essence” featured alongside Nigerian singer, Tems, which he classified as “The song of the summer”

The remix of ‘Essence’ currently sits at number 18 on Apple Music Hot 100 America and 4th on Apple Music Hot 100 Nigeria.

“Mood” featuring Buju currently sits at number 1 on Apple Music Hot 100 Nigeria with “Anoti” sitting at number two respectively.

The album itself sits at number 1 on Apple Music Album Hot 100 Nigeria and debuted at number five in Apple Music Album Hot 100 America, which is the highest ever recorded for a Nigerian artiste.

The album has received several reviews from Wizkid’s fans and rival fans as some called it a hit album, while some also called it trash.

The album overall recieved more positive reviews than the negative reviews.


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