It’s quite glaring on the turnout and the recent huge responsive reception Wizkid‘s made in Lagos is gaining, especially from the foreign audience.
Obviously, it’s been a decade since WizKid surfaced in the Nigeria music scene, and yet consciously binding his name into afrobeat history with made in Lagos album.
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Almost, five years ago since Drake’s ‘One Dance‘ happened, arguably one of the biggest songs in the world, introducing him internationally and broadening the audience.
The contract with Sony basically stipulates that he continues to play for a global range, a type of music that would barely connect locally perhaps, hankering tremendously on the Caribbean influences as seen on ‘Come Closer’.
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.
At the early release of ‘Made in Lagos‘ album, naysayers doubted the longevity and replay value, which is critically fine, since music taste is generally subjective even so a piece of quality can’t be overemphasized.
Personally, I feel like ‘SFTOS‘ was a great ploy to strategically test the market, in other to harness a new art to spotlight a genre on the verge of fetching a global grid.
Gradually, Wizkid has been able to fuse both the local audience into the new sound, which rarely happens but then it’s Wizkid and yeah!
‘Made in Lagos‘ peaceful, sensational productions and the choice of selected features is designed to stand the test of time and has a core focus on the global quality audience.
The Charts impressively highlights the success of ‘Made in Lagos‘ both home and away, reclaiming and maintaining the number #1 album in Nigeria apple music album chart and charting over 70 countries for almost half a year of release makes a clearer statement.
Also, Extending yet another week on the Billboard World Album chart at 17th week with massive reviews on the internet, obviously gunning for the most talked-about album in the history of afrobeat.