WizKid is currently one of Africa’s greatest artists. Young star boy has been on the move since he landed on stage with “Holla at Your Boy” in the year 2010 and ranked high on his debut albums “Superstar” (2011) and “Tour de Force Ayo” (2014). With hit singles, top-notch collaborations and awards-he brought back three Billboard Music Awards and BET Awards-Wizkid is clearly knocking on the doors of the world’s pop stars of major African artists. Listen to new Wizkid songs from Looking back on some of Wizkid’s biggest hits to date, including solo singles and many notable features. Read The Essential Wizkid Songs and listen to related playlists on our channel.
“Pakurumo” was far beyond the times. Produced by Samklef, Wizkid’s addictive superstar single is an original arrangement of the syncopated Afrobeat-Dancehall-Reggaeton fusion and has become the backbone of many pop songs these days. It is one of the best Wizkid songs.
2.”Jaiye Jaiye” feat
Femi Kuti meets Afrobeats on Wizkid’s second album Ayo’s lead single “Jaiye Jaiye”. Produced by Salz, this energetic track receives Nigerian stars a helping hand and a saxophone line from Femi Kuti.
“Caro” is an undeniable jam. The single produced by Legendury Beatz was the first official recording released by Wizkid’s own imprint, Starboy Entertainment. It was a big hit with a collaboration song between Wizkid and L.A.X, and was added to Ayo as a bonus track.
4.”Pull Over” by Kcee
One of the many hits featuring Wizkid, “Pull Over”, along with Nigerian Kcee, was inevitable hit and is still heard on DJ sets.
5. “Show You the Money“
“Show You the Money” has been released as Ayo’s sixth single. The heavy dance track produced by Shizzi was paired with a music video that Wizkid accompanies his neighbor Surerere, who grew up
next to R2bees.
It shows the outstanding potential of West Africa for music collaboration between Nigeria and Ghana.
7.”In My Bed“
Wizkids “In My Bed” became the 7th single on Ayo’s Tour de Force. The combination of South African Uhuru costumes and a Nigerian star begging for a girl to bring her back makes this DJ a staple on dance floors around the world.
“Ginger” turned out to be another collaboration between L.A.X and Starboy.
The song that started the rise of Wizkid all over the world. Produced by Legendury Beatz, “Ojuelegba” is a rugged story of a struggling artist. The single “inspired by his experience stays in and around this part of Lagos (Ojueregba), Nigeria,” said the Wizkid team. “Ojuelegba” was remixed by Drake and Skepta in the year 2015, stimulating the relationship between Toronto and Nigerian stars.
Nigeria meets South Africa on “Soweto Baby”, a tough collaboration between Wizkid and SA DJ Maphorisa and DJ Buckz. Maphorisa and Wiz will re-team for “One Dance” a year later.
11.”Bend Down Pause” (with Runtown & Walshy Fire)
The Wizkid was featured in Runtown’s large “Bend Down Pause”. The track also featured Major Razors Walshy Fire, who played the track “before Nigeria and Jamaica were first connected.” Whether that was true or not, this song illuminated parties on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
While multilingual music from all continents of the world continues to permeate North American culture, Afrobeat singer WizKid at Nigerian dancehall is already a major influence on the charts of many Africans. Young star is riding a new wave that includes artists such as Burna Boy, David and Mr Eazi. With a deluxe version of record-breaking latest album Made In Lagos and a new remix of the hit single “Essence” starring Justin Bieber, WizKid is ready to become the continent’s leading voice for an exciting new Afrobeat style. Don’t miss listening to him on our channel!!