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Wizkid’s “SUPERSTAR” Album Review

Posted by donboye on June 13, 2011 in Album reviews · 30 Comments

First, Wizkid’s promotion team deserves a standing ovation for a job well done on his album release concert on June 12 at Eko Hotel. They did not do that much to loud the album release on Friday June 10 yet the streets looked forward to it. If post record sales were functional in Nigeria, SUPER STAR would have sold out before the copies arrive.

I got the album as soon as my vendor got it off Uba Pacific (marketers of the album) on the release date. Most people do not pay attention to album sleeves, well I do and I think it should have been better – from the concept, photography to the design.

On the inside – SUPER STAR… not a creative title for an album yet it fits the artist in question. For many fans, Wizkid strikes as one up and coming artist who hit limelight from nowhere but on the contrary, this ‘Kid’ has been around for a while and has gone through the hard process of survival in an industry that lacks basic structure.

In my opinion, SUPER STAR by Wizkid is an easy album to review. Start by separating the earlier released singles and the other songs on the album to find the contrast. The choice of the promoted singles: “Don’t Dull”, “Tease Me” and “Holler At Your Boy” was quite genius because they were certified hits which made him a superstar already. I don’t see any other song on the album growing bigger than the mentioned songs. Although tracks like “Say My Name”, “Pakurumo”, and “Wad Up” comes close but not enough to drown any of the latter. On a second thought, listeners’ perception varies so it’s up to you.

Weighing Wizkid’s energy on this project, I see a jolly good fellow, who is just having fun with the flow. He goes a bit sentimental on “Oluwa Lo Ni” and touches his roots in “Wad Up”. His lyrics are basic…not in a bad way but makes communication as direct as possible. Not a lot of artists were featured on the album but the featured acts: Banky W, Skales, Wande Coal and D’Prince were outstanding.

There is no ‘wow factor’ on the complete production of the album, and I direct this concern to the record label. Efforts should have been made to help Wizkid make more sustainable music than just spur of the moment songs. However, their approach may have been intentional based on their survey and target audience but Nigeria’s music is fast growing beyond that. I’m saying if I lose a copy of the album, I might not have to buy another.

In conclusion, Wizkid’s ‘SUPERSTAR’ is not a bad debut but the attraction remains the earlier promoted singles. I won’t be surprised if some fans are disappointed already but then again, some songs/albums will have to grow on some listeners.

The Jarmzone scores SUPERSTAR 2.5/5

Credits to the writer ___James ‘Jarmoe’ Silas  @Jarmzone

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  1. u know lil bout 9ja music, forecast n all………dats y ur site is LAME… more work and encourage upcoming not some DUMB criticism

  2. d writer was spot on….d songs lack content dey all sound like freestyles

  3. I fink the album cud hv been better! They took advantage of ð waves his hit singles made,I just hope he wud survive after this

  4. Exactly what i thought, this review is accurate and impartial. Good work.

  5. i luv wizkid,i luv his voice.

  6. Wizkid is a talented person.I luv his style,his voice.He is magnificient and supestuning

  7. Wizkid is a talented person&he is magnificient and supestuning.i don’t give a damn about what others think

  8. Wizkid many pple r jst jealous of u kontinue dont mind dem.

  9. Luv ur voice,u’r 2 much,kip it up

  10. wizkid u to gbasky

  11. Wizkid,am ur fan and i luv u nd u styles,but d1 ting dat i dnt lyk is u hav deal with gurls des ar not ur mate may be ma they could born u in lw,example lyk da gurl dat in tease me and holla at ur boi,ol they are nt ur plz try to gt ur ussie ur fan dat resid in kano,and kano pple are need u,wen do u cm??

  12. Wizkid,am ur fan and i luv u nd u styles,

  13. Wizkid i love u 4rever n never, am ur fan. I lyk ur styl n ur swaggs!!! Love u owl fans ov wizkid

  14. Wizkid i love yoooooo, am ur fan. I lyk ur style en ur swaggz!!! Love u owl fans ov wizkid

  15. Wizkid i love yoooooo, am ur fan. I lyk ur style en ur swaggggz!!!

  16. wizkid i always feel ur swags and the way u sing it far different from the other musician, keep it up u re too much

  17. wizkid i dey miss u we enugu guyz need u knw y because ur swagg 2 much .o. o .o.

  18. Tobiloba

  19. Nic one wizkid

  20. Xcxjsk

  21. wizkid i luv u nd i’ll always luv u nd i’ll luv to meet u haters gonna hate nd beefers gonna beef kip it up

  22. wizkid i luv u nd i’ll always luv u nd i’ll luv to meet u haters gonna hate nd beefers gonna beef kip it up

  23. Wizkid is the “REAL DEAL”…He broke the record when he came and he is still on top of his game!…well done!…forget the haters they are jobless and jealous of your success…Please keep it up!

  24. U too much wizzy I go follow you to deth I just wich to be one of the star boy member wizzy ma jaye e niso

  25. ma frnds and i wil folo u til d end we wil always luv u, kip it up

  26. Keep singing more love song that what people want to hear,think about what i said,check all ur achievement love song always set,remember 2face d’banj recollect ur self davido too,guy don’t dull,remember how u blow than too,pls think about it pls,davido is going far more than u,u can still did it again

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