Since breaking out in 2010 with “Holla At Your Boy,” Wizkid has had the game in a chokehold for the past decade. From the quality of his songs to the heights, he has since attained, his progress has been practically visible.
Spotlighting 5 Wizkid Songs that deserve more Replay
With four studio albums, one compilation album, and more than fifty songs under his belt, Wizkid boasts one of the most outstanding discographies of any Nigerian artist.
Because there is so much material, some of it has slipped under the radar of the more popular hits, therefore we’ve compiled a list of some Wizkid songs you need to put on replay.
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A homage to mothers and a poignant track in its own right, “Joy” is off Wizkid’s second studio album, “Ayo (Joy).”
The reggae influence was clearly noticeable and Wizkid shows off his lyrical prowess on this one.
Wizkid’s early EME Records songs, including this carefree 2012 release “Sisi Nene,” were full of party starters and crowd-pleasers.
A teenage Wizkid praises his love interest, who he only has eyes for, on this song produced by Jay Sleek, with whom he frequently collaborated back then.
It features an engaging beat and a catchy tune. It is an underestimated song from Wizkid’s library and a true member of Wizkid’s iconic ‘hard drive songs.’
For Me ft Wande Coal
“For Me,” from Wizkid’s debut album, was one of the best collaborations we’ve heard in the previous decade, even though it wasn’t released as a single.
Regardless, it was one among the singles that solidified Wizkid’s status as the G.O.A.T., alongside Wande Coal, who had previously made his mark.
Wizkid and Wande Coal displayed tremendous chemistry, singing primarily in Yoruba about the impact of a lover against a catchy and energetic beat.
You can appreciate the great sonic quality whether or not you comprehend what they’re saying.
Murder ft Wale
Wizkid’s second studio album, “Ayo,” was released in 2014, and while “Ojuelegba” was a hit with fans and listeners worldwide, there were a few deep cuts that went unnoticed, such as the Maleek Berry-produced, Wale-assisted “Murder.”
Wizkid sings seductively about a partner whose looks “are killing [him] murder” on the bouncy single.
Wizkid navigates between the catchy melody and the two verses in his usual smooth and seductive fashion until Wale joins him to drop some Yoruba bars, which was highly thrilling at the moment the song premiered.
Following that, Wizkid and Wale collaborated once more on the amazing “My Love,” which also featured Major Lazer and Dua Lipa.
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“Everytime” Ft Future
Wizkid’s appearance on Drake’s chart-topping single “One Dance” seemed to bring in tens of thousands of foreign features. On ‘Sounds from the Other Side,’ he collaborated with Drake, Major Lazer, and even Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign.
In the same year, he collaborated with everyone’s thorny favourite, Future, on the romantic track “Everytime.”
The music was only available for a short period on Soundcloud before being made available on streaming sites, thus it managed to fly under the radar as well.
Both musicians traded bars about attractive, charming women who they can’t seem to get out of their heads on a groovy beat produced by Shizzi.