WizKid’s Top 10 Classics
WizKid who turned 30 today has been around for almost two decades and as we join to celebrate our Star Boy’s, we have decided to list 10 of our favourite WizKid songs. From the most viewed on YouTube to the most awarded, we have them in this list. Look through and you might find your favourite WizKid song.
1. Holla At Your Boy
From the debut studio album of the singer, Superstar was released by Empire Mates Entertainment on June 12, 2011. The album’s production was handled by Samklef, E-Kelly, Jay Sleek, Shizzi, DJ Klem, Masterkraft, Q-Beats, Banky W and Vebee. The album was supported by the singles “Holla at Your Boy”, “Tease Me/Bad Guys”, “Don’t Dull”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo”, and “Oluwa Lo Ni”. It is the second bestselling album on NotJustOk and was the most highly anticipated Nigerian album of 2011.
2. Jaiye Jaiye feat. Femi Kuti
Afrobeat meets afrobeat in “Jaiye Jaiye,” the lead single from Wizkid’s second album, Ayo. In this high-energy Sarz-produced track, the Nigerian star is given a helping hand and saxophone lines by none-other-than Femi Kuti.
“Caro” is an undeniable jam. The Legendury Beatz-produced single was the first official recording released by Wizkid’s own imprint Starboy Entertainment. A collaboration between Wizkid and L.A.X, the song was such a massive success that it was added to Ayo as a bonus track.
4. Show You The Money
“Show You The Money” was released as the sixth single from Ayo. The heavy dance track, which was produced by Shizzi, was paired with a music video that follows Wizkid to Surelere, the neighbourhood he grew up in.
5. In My Bed
Wizkid’s “In My Bed” would become the seventh single of the tour de force that was Ayo. The pairing of South African outfit Uhuru ‘s beatwork with the Nigerian star’s plead for a girl to come home with him has made this one a DJ staple on dance floors across the globe.
The song that kicked off Wizkid’s global rise. “Ojuelegba,” produced by frequent collaborators Legendury Beatz, is a rags-to-riches story of a struggling artist. The single is “inspired by his experiences and sojourn in and around this part of Lagos, Nigeria (Ojuelegba),” Wizkid’s team mentions. “Ojuelegba” was famously remixed by Drake and Skepta in 2015, sparking the relationship between the Toronto and Nigerian stars.
7. Final (Baba Nla)
“Final (Baba Nla)” foreshadowed something big was coming from Wizkid. Released in late 2015, this sugary joint, produced by Legendury Beatz, is built on flute samples and keyboard jabs. It’s as addictive of a track as we’d come to expect from Wizzy.
8. Daddy Yo
“Daddy Yo,” was Wizkid’s first solo single after signing a record-breaking deal with RCA Records/Sony, and the first we heard from Sounds From The Other Side. The track sees the Nigerian Starboy tackling some heavy reggaeton beats alongside Ghana’s Efya, who holds down the chorus.
WizKid’s single, “Fever,” got A LOT of people talking due to its music video. In the video for “Fever,” Wizkid ropes in fellow singer Tiwa Savage to play his lover, and boy, do they look comfortable! The video was directed by Meji Alabi.
10. Brown Skin Girl
Wizkid notably featured on the standout song from Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift album, alongside Saint Jhn and Blue Ivy Carter. The song sees the Nigerian superstar harmonizing with Beyoncé on a beautiful and perfectly-crafted song dedicated to bringing pride, adoration, and celebration to dark-skinned women.