The talented Nigerian Afrobeat superstar, Wizkid, has revealed why he loves to support and uplift younger African performers with his platform
Nigerian famous talented superstar Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, highlighted why he enjoys using his platform to support other African performers.
The interview was shared on Monday, the 25th of October 2021.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Wizkid stated that raising other young African artists is a part of who he is as a member of society.
The music superstar has been well known for always providing his platform to other African performers.
The musician has always had younger African artists open for him throughout his concerts. He had a large number of them join him on stage during his O2 Arena concert in 2019.
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Recall, in 2020, he released his Made in Lagos album, which included young performers such as Tems, Terri, and Tay Iwar. The Tems-assisted Essence song went on to become a big global smash, propelling both Starboy and Tems to new levels.
During an interview with Rolling Stone, Big Wiz was questioned why he enjoys utilizing his platform to boost newer African performers and if he views it as a responsibility.
Wizkid replied saying:
Yeah. It is part of me, man. That’s me. I’m Nigerian. I’m African. I ride for that. And I live here. I grew up there. That’s me. So it’s only right for me to always make amazing music with my friends, people that I grew up, and, like… if the world can pay attention to one artist from Africa, why can’t they pay attention to all? That’s the mentality I’ve got.