This is why Wizkid deserves the African artist of the decade crown
Wizkid had always been a risk-taker, introducing sounds at his pace, and relatively considered as the blueprints to a majority of the newbies in the Nigerian music industry.
Obviously, it’s been a decade since WizKid surfaced in the Nigeria music scene, and yet consciously binding his name into afrobeat history.
The singer’s hard work and contributions since his debut has churned out significant awards and recognitions across the world.
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Wizkid launched into the scene with Superstar album, debut studio album, It was released by Empire Mates Entertainment on June 12, 2011, exactly the very beginning of the decade.
However, singles from the debut album were already banging across the streets in Africa, “Don’t Dull”, Holla at Your Boy”, tease Me/Bad Guys”
Now let’s talk about the impact, the cultural reset; what is a cultural reset?
”a cultural reset is when something big in well-known pop culture changes or is added causing people to change the way they look at things or to have a lot of people hop on the trend.”
The impact of the album birthed a new generation of afrobeat talents in the Nigerian music industry.
Also, many artists have all impacted in one way or the other but non is closer to what Wizkid‘s debut did, it was a total call for a change, gave the young generation hope and belief.
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However, Wizkid has been able to fuse both the local audience into the new sound, which rarely happens but then it’s Wizkid, and yeah!