Since his emergence on the scene back in 2010, Wizkid, has released a string of singles which not only topped charts but, hearts as well.With his music going viral and his fame growing in leaps and bounds, Wizkid, with his songs has powerfully impacted the cultural beliefs of millions.
Brimming in major feats and achievements to include his recent debut on the Billboard’s Hot 100′ for his feature on Drake’s ‘One Dance’ track, his rumored new Sony Music Deal, major features on International songs, alongside the potency his persona brings on songs by home artistes, amongst many others, we asked our readers to pick the biggest Wizkid song, and already, we have the answer.
Wizkid, flipped the script on this ‘Rag to Riches’ cliched track from his self-titled second studio album ‘Ayo released in 2014, winning millions of hearts with his style and melody. The song, was produced by Legendary Beatz and written by Wizkid himself.
Drenched in blobs of emotions, he conveniently conveyed a deep nostalgic message across to all, vividly telling a story of how he painstakingly struggled to establish a music career, which required him moving from one studio to another in Ojuelegba, also giving credence to his mum, who supported him the best way a mother could, through her prayers. His heartfelt lyrics on the cross-over appealing afrobeat number, can be felt for years and yes, it most certainly was by not just one top international act in the person of English rapper, Skepta, but also Canadian born American rapper, Drake, both of whom joined forces with Wizkid, to record a remix.
Ojuelegba, upon release back in 2014, topped major charts and won several awards to include; ‘Song of the year’ Headies Award 2015, Song of the year and Best Video Of The Year at African Muzik Magazine Awards, ‘Hottest Single of The Year’ at the 2015 NEA awards, and ‘Best Recording of The Year’ and ‘Song Of The Year’ at Mobo Awards.
With this track, Wizkid, solidified his stance in the game, making it known that he was not going to be one of the many fizzy artistes out there with no staying power. This he has shown with his numerous accolades, features and achievement in just two years after.
So get in here guys, do you think Ojuelegba, is Wizkid’s best single yet?
Written by: Tope Delano