Wizkid: Superstar indeed!
THE meteoric rise of Empire Mates Entertainment's cash cow, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun better known to music lovers a Wizkid didn't come as a surprise for those who have been following his progress right from when his promo singles entitled “Holla at your Boy”, “Don't Dull” and “Tease Me” started getting massive airplay.
The seeming experience and networking strength of his forerunner and EME C.E.O Banky W has positively rubbed of on Wizkid's debut album aptly titled “Superstar”. Little wonder the fast rising artiste emerged winner at the 2011 MOBO awards (Music of Black Origin) in Scotland; he also emerged winner in the Next Rated category at the 2011 edition of the Headies.
Wizkid's debut album collection features 17 endearing tracks that has made the artiste one of the most sought after acts in the land. From the very stimulating song entitled “Scatter the floor” to the controversial “Pakuromo'' music fans seem not have enough of Wizkid's debut collection of songs.
Except for the fact that some close watchers feel that most of his songs on the album seem to have the same melody and the fact that the artiste tends to be somewhat acerbic with the lyrics of some songs there seems not to be any major flaws noticed on the album.
The album also prides itself of having the largest collection of commercial songs eclipsing the likes of P Square who before now reigned supreme with their sing along songs especially during the festive periods.
It is also needless to say that the production imprint of emerging music producers such as E Kelly, Jay Sleek, Samklef, Shizzi, DJ Klem and Veebee on the album has inevitably shot Wizkid's sound impression outside the shores of the country while announcing him as the new Sherrif on the Nigerian music scene.