I have to drop this and run, but following up my own claim in rolling afrobeats, here is an overdue thread for Wizkid. And here is smash "Soco" to start with:
― rob, Thursday, 30 August 2018 18:24 (two years ago) link
Ha rob, I had this one lined up, that’s what you get for dragging your feet! Obviously, Wizkid deserved to have his own thread years ago - I mean, he’s Africa’s best and (arguably) biggest (hello Davido!) pop star, the grandmaster of melodies and hooks, and, increasingly, vibes. But his output of the past year has been so astoundingly good that now is maybe an even better time than any.
― breastcrawl, Thursday, 30 August 2018 20:38 (two years ago) link
These four monsters are all essential as well:
Mut4y ft. Wizkid • Manya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qMZMyH7pWU
DJ Spinall ft. Wizkid • Nowo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES8XuZBafz0
Starboy ft. Duncan Mighty & Wizkid • Fake Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCnvggIdBMU
Olamide x Wizkid • Kana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIJ4vkDa5rI
― breastcrawl, Thursday, 30 August 2018 20:52 (two years ago) link
The relative failure of last year’s US/international crossover attempt might have been a blessing in disguise. Sure, it opened some doors, but I think all parties involved had expected much more in the wake of the spectacular success of “One Dance” (the limited chart success of “Come Closer” and the Sounds From The Otherside album after that might even have closed some immediate doors, his scrapped contribution to “Unforgettable” comes to mind).But, thankfully, this seems to have liberated him musically, unleashed even perhaps. He’s making the best music in his career, and it’s more “Nigerian” than ever before. (Solid as it was, SFTOS was a deliberate attempt to meet the US market/public halfway, by being more R&B than is his wont, and quite literally, by way of a very Caribbean filter, and it felt slightly stilted as a result)You get the sense he’s now decided for himself that if he’s going to make it at all internationally (as in outside of Africa) he might as well try to do it on his own terms.
― breastcrawl, Thursday, 30 August 2018 20:59 (two years ago) link
Yes. Yes. Yes.
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 30 August 2018 21:22 (two years ago) link
I love "Come Closer" and i can't help but wonder if Drake getting in the video might have done more for it. .. didn't feel like a compromise to me particularly (aside from Drake appearance) and it slots in well w/ like "pour me water" or shaydee "make sense"
― ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 31 August 2018 00:02 (two years ago) link
“Come Closer” is good, but I find it hard to love (also because of Drake). It’s in no way top-tier Wizzy for me (and its vibe is at least as much Caribbean as African).But I was talking about the album as a whole. The two Ty Dollar $ign tracks are among W’s weaker stuff (“Dirty Wine” in particular), the Chris Brown and Trey Songz collabs were good but outdated afropop, released two years too late. “Daddy Yo” was produced by dancehall producer Dre Skull, a fun single but also not top-tier.For me the album was all about “Sweet Love”, “Sexy”, “Naughty Ride”, “Nobody”, and “Picture Perfect” - and some of those have a definite Caribbean vibe as well. (“All For Love”, the latin/SA house track with Bucie was another misfire). But nothing on the album, “Sweet Love” excepted, is in the same league as “Manya”, “Soco” or “Fake Love”. There’s a looseness and an effortlessness in those songs that is lacking on SFTOS.
― breastcrawl, Friday, 31 August 2018 01:10 (two years ago) link
But either way, the promotional campaign was handled very badly by RCA, from what I could see from here (you seemed to imply it too, don’t know if you can corroborate this from a US perspective?) “Sweet Love”, “African Bad Gyal” and “Naughty Ride” were squandered as buzz tracks. They had placed all their bets on “Come Closer”, and there was no plan B (or just no interest after it failed to reach the Hot 100 - it did reach #25 or thereabouts on the R&B Airplay chart though if I remember correctly). Drake in the video might have helped (a bit), but it more or less coincided with his chart lull too. And then, after the album predictably didn’t do too well either, they just sat on “Everytime” with Future, a very fresh and interesting afro-hybrid track with a lot of potential. By no means a guaranteed hit, but it wasn’t even given a shot:http://www.youtube.com/wat h?v=Nrj51tM_wNs
― breastcrawl, Friday, 31 August 2018 02:11 (two years ago) link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrj51tM_wNsWizkid ft. Future • Everytime
― breastcrawl, Friday, 31 August 2018 02:13 (two years ago) link
dont disagree w the bulk of that tho i think i probably like 'come closer' maybe than you do
― ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 31 August 2018 03:13 (two years ago) link
Soco really grew on me
― Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Friday, 31 August 2018 09:37 (two years ago) link
Wizkid is one of those artists who I rarely actively seek out but I hear all the time and literally everything is enjoyable. Even the lightweight/tossed off stuff is just immensely likeable.
A really weird life moment was watching the Caro video and realising it was filmed in the actual hotel room where I spent my wedding night.
― Matt DC, Friday, 31 August 2018 10:43 (two years ago) link
Wow, that’s amazing! Here is that “Caro” video, from 2013, because why not use this thread to post our favourite Wizzy tracks, old or new? There’s eight years worth of them!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF47kno4DroStarboy ft. Wizkid & L.A.X • Caro(produced by Legendury Beatz)
― breastcrawl, Friday, 31 August 2018 16:44 (two years ago) link
This one dropped last week:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVwkxV5tp50Nana Rogues ft. Wizkid & Not3s • To The Max
― breastcrawl, Friday, 31 August 2018 16:50 (two years ago) link
Matt otm with "immensely likeable"
Starting this thread inspired me to listen to a bit of Superstar this morning. As much as I love the lush beauty of 2018 Wizkid, I was left a little nostalgic for the lo-fi, offbeat quality (relatively speaking) of tracks like "Don't Dull".
― rob, Friday, 31 August 2018 17:07 (two years ago) link
Posted by |||||||| in the Afropop thread: Skepta ft. Wizkid • Energy (Stay Far Away): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPIOEheFoHs
― breastcrawl, Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:00 (two years ago) link
Another good one from this year: Mystro ft. Wizkid • Immediately:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUoNQpZZ70c
― breastcrawl, Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:01 (two years ago) link
First Wizkid-as-Wizkid songs of this Year of Wizkid - no circumventing the RCA contract with Starboy / Mut4y feat. bullshit. Made In Lagos album coming soon, hopefully.
(produced by Blaq Jerzee and Northboi)
2) Master Groove:
(produced by Phantom)
Note: Blaq Jerzee also produced Kcee’s new single “Psycho”, which features Wizzy:
― breastcrawl, Monday, 1 October 2018 18:59 (two years ago) link
wau "Fever" is fantastic! doo-doo doo-doo(haven't listened to the others yet)
― rob, Monday, 1 October 2018 19:04 (two years ago) link
ok "Master Groove" is also really great. Any word on Made In Lagos? I just searched and one article said he'd announced the release date as Oct 1 back in the spring
― rob, Monday, 1 October 2018 19:13 (two years ago) link
Wizkid and album announcements, don’t get me started. He probably set that date back then because it’s Nigeria’s Independence Day. Let’s count our blessings that he actually came out with these new songs today!(He did tweet a while back that he’d been working on (more) tracks for the album with both Northboi and Killertunes. Can’t wait!)
― breastcrawl, Monday, 1 October 2018 19:26 (two years ago) link
Hang on a minute, why are Wizkid and Tiwa Savage both trending right now?
*clicks through* Oh that's why.
― Matt DC, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 09:13 (two years ago) link
fever is brilliant
― ||||||||, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 09:42 (two years ago) link
― breastcrawl, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:06 (two years ago) link
― niels, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:15 (two years ago) link
if Tim does that favorite music moments thread again this year, "doo-doo, doo-doo" will be my first post
― rob, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:45 (two years ago) link
Today, we have a stone cold classic from 2013, before Maleek Berry found out what he really wanted to be:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrhyYcSrQkYMaleek Berry ft. Wizkid • The Matter
― breastcrawl, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 17:07 (two years ago) link
...and over here in the brand-new crossover corner, it’s:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drchDpoX0woNormani x Calvin Harris ft. Wizkid • Checklist
― breastcrawl, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 17:08 (two years ago) link
Wizkid teaming up with his long-time Ghanaian buddies R2Bees again:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRiYk1nLc20“Supa”
― breastcrawl, Thursday, 1 November 2018 20:40 (two years ago) link
Back in Crossover Corner: I’ve been fantasizing about a Wizkid / J Balvin collabo ever since I heard Balvin’s “Tu Verdad” and... it’s here?!!?!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLs4Ia-MIysMetro Boomin ft. Wizkid, Offset & J Balvin • Only YouNow all we need is a Fever-type video featuring the two lovebirds...(btw, there’s also a Wizkid x Swae Lee track on the Metro Boomin album)
― breastcrawl, Friday, 2 November 2018 17:00 (two years ago) link
The problem with “Borrowed Love”, the Swae Lee track, is that Wizkid is on it for barely 30 secs.
― breastcrawl, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 21:20 (two years ago) link
damn "Only You" is good. not totally feeling Balvin's part, but everything else is so pretty
― rob, Thursday, 8 November 2018 15:27 (two years ago) link
New one, for domestic use only:
Starboy feat. Wizkid & Slimcase • Gucci Snake
(produced by Northboi and Killertunes)
― breastcrawl, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 17:30 (two years ago) link
He's on such a roll right now it's pretty much unbelievable, lol.
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 14 November 2018 20:34 (two years ago) link
Some of these Killertunes tracks are starting to blend together for me I have to say. I mean, I kind of like all of them (I'm listening to and loving Tiwa's "One" while I write this), but I'd love to hear Wizkid on something really different
― rob, Friday, 16 November 2018 15:00 (two years ago) link
Be careful what you wish for, rob. Wizkid has been in the studio with... Naughty Boy.
― breastcrawl, Friday, 16 November 2018 17:48 (two years ago) link
haha, I was going to say the same to you after visiting the singles jukebox :/
tbh I'm not very familiar with Boy's oeuvre, but I'd settle for Killertunes not using that synth marimba (or mbira maybe?) sound for a change
― rob, Friday, 16 November 2018 18:56 (two years ago) link
I love Killertunes’ work and I’m glad he found success, but his sound is the mainstream now, so it’s bound to lose its luster at some point. As long as he keeps coming up with breathtaking new approaches like on Olamide’s “Logba Logba” (of which I feel “One” is an extension) I’m not too worried though.
― breastcrawl, Sunday, 18 November 2018 14:49 (two years ago) link
As for Naughty Boy: there’s too much UK-chart tackiness in his MO for my liking. Having said that, this single from last year is the most likely blueprint as far as Wizzy goes and if nothing else, the percussion on it slams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86MV-8gC5uwNaughty Boy ft. Kyla & Popcaan • Should’ve Been Me
― breastcrawl, Sunday, 18 November 2018 14:51 (two years ago) link
And yeah, that TSJ review of “Fever” was rough. “Great instrumental, shame about the vocal”, that was about it for the most part.(Pleasantly surprised that they ran both of my suggestions though, making it three African selections in one week, surely an all-time record. You or longneck should send in some dancehall suggestions!)
― breastcrawl, Sunday, 18 November 2018 15:17 (two years ago) link
I think I too often complain on these threads instead of expressing the enthusiasm I actually feel. I love the Killertunes sound and generally what's been so exciting about Nigerian music for the past several years is the energetic and constantly developing production approaches. A few years ago it felt like the Tekno sound was going to take over everything, but jump to 2018 and we've got this lush kinda rnb-highlife fusion stuff, more afropop than afrobeats, everywhere. The range is super thrilling, plus there are of course other things happening, e.g., Burna Boy's Outside is still a major highlight of the year for me.
I wrote a whole thing about TSJ and deleted it. Let's just say while I like some of the individual writers, the format doesn't work for me.
― rob, Sunday, 18 November 2018 16:39 (two years ago) link
I made a Spotify playlist out of my favorite wizkids this year.
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 3 December 2018 08:48 (two years ago) link
It’s missing “For You” with Kizz, Kiddominant’s “Alright” and “Psycho” with Kcee - unless you don’t rate those of course.
― breastcrawl, Monday, 3 December 2018 09:23 (two years ago) link
I like them but still think they're all a notch below the ones I included on this one. I'll listen again if you think they're on the level though.
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 3 December 2018 10:01 (two years ago) link
I have a more comprehensive playlist of wizzy's 2018 here.
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 3 December 2018 10:22 (two years ago) link
“For You”>”Alright”>”Psycho”, and I’ll take all three over “Bella” in a heartbeat.But it’s your playlist - as long as you don’t put this Stargate/Coldplay conconction on it I’m fine with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvoVjUE-FGgIf you don’t want to listen to it: Wizkid is relegated to hypeman status and Tiwa is supposed to be on it too.(Meanwhile, Davido is featured on a track on the Clean Bandit album, but at least he’s allowed to recognizably be himself)
― breastcrawl, Monday, 3 December 2018 22:07 (two years ago) link
Also, this old footage of Wizkid is amazing:http://thenativemag.com/music/legacy-wizkid-throws-down-legendary-freestyle-car/
― breastcrawl, Monday, 3 December 2018 22:10 (two years ago) link
I somehow never got into For You, but as it’s Kizz Daniel season I will give it another shot. He somehow kept it off his album, though?
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 3 December 2018 22:31 (two years ago) link
Yes, that kind of surprised me too.
― breastcrawl, Monday, 3 December 2018 22:36 (two years ago) link
Hmm, a few things on longneck's list I don't think I've heard. Plus I forgot "Commando" was 2018--he really put out quite an oeuvre this year.
Glad to see Master Groove. It's kind of the perfect b-side to Fever but might be more palatable for some.
― rob, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 15:05 (two years ago) link
h.e.r is Gabriella Wilson, never been a huge fan of how they marketed her (or h.e.r.) but the music is great
― ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 23 July 2020 21:41 (five months ago) link
effortless:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WekJRXIKbcoDJ Tunez ft. Wizkid • Cool Me Down
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 17:02 (five months ago) link
exquisite! so much so, I almost feel churlish bringing it up, but are we back to wait-and-see mode w/r/t Made in Lagos?
― rob, Tuesday, 28 July 2020 21:25 (five months ago) link
Well, he did keep to the 16/7 - 7/16 date by releasing “Smile”, his first official (ie Wizkid-as-Wizkid-on-RCA) single since “Joro”, only it turned out (allegedly!) to be the kick off date for the album cycle instead of the release date of the album proper. No new clues given, as far as I know. Wouldn’t be unlike him to drop something on Nigeria’s Independence Day (Oct 1). tl;dr: I guess“Cool It Down” tho...
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 06:55 (five months ago) link
thank you, that's helpful, I'd missed the key fact it has RCA's approval
― rob, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 13:10 (five months ago) link
Ah wow, we both came up with "effortless", great minds think alike
― Nabozo, Sunday, 2 August 2020 20:13 (five months ago) link
yeah, and exquisite was taken as well - what are you gonna do?
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 2 August 2020 20:55 (five months ago) link
You’re all invited to participate in this poll:
🇳🇬 NAIJA SPECIAL: which of these *seven* current high-profile Nigerian hit songs is the best one? please help me decide
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 16:18 (five months ago) link
foolishly getting my hopes up for Oct 1 (Nigerian Independence Day):
MADE IN LAGOS! SOON COME 🦅🔐 pic.twitter.com/QJjib3wqsC— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) September 16, 2020
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 18:25 (four months ago) link
well, it has to be *something*...right? cool art in that teaser, if the cover looks like that, he'll easily win the best naija album cover award this year, a thus far uncontested competition lol
― rob, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 18:42 (four months ago) link
yes, some of that competition is as stiff as they come:
(warning to self: if this goes wrong it will be absolutely spectacular!)
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 19:51 (four months ago) link
omg that first one is so bad, I almost love it
― rob, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 19:54 (four months ago) link
The first one, just no. My sympathy vote goes to David ‘Hero’ Millz. As for the name acts, I always thought Kizz was in a league of his own, but Patoranking has managed to handsomely outdo him this time.
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 20:04 (four months ago) link
haha, agreed on Millz, that one is actually pretty cute. Tbh it was Twice As Tall that I most had in mind; I think my antipathy to that image made it harder to get into the album
― rob, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 20:12 (four months ago) link
thought you had that one in mind, but wanted to present some alternatives. the Adekunle cover is bad as well, but in a bland way.
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 20:16 (four months ago) link
I hope he actually releases this thing. Rereading this thread is poignant
― rob, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 20:17 (four months ago) link
Yep, I also had Adekunle, Tiwa (decent idea, poorly executed), and Fireboy (forgettable) in mind but none of those rise to the level of offensive. Omah Lay maintains his outsider status by giving us a pleasant enough cover with a wretched title
― rob, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 20:19 (four months ago) link
it’s crucial. as I noted on another thread, I’m pretty sure he has several discarded finished versions of this album/project in his vault, and it makes me sad to think about.
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 20:21 (four months ago) link
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 20:22 (four months ago) link
okay, here’s your new song, everybody - not listening to it now, it’s sleepy time for me, but have at it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BBw8q_4Xj0Wizkid • No Stress(it has the artwork!)
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 17 September 2020 19:41 (four months ago) link
Nice, very mellow & late-night, aptly titled. Is it just me or has naija pop gotten significantly more ‘slack’ this year? Or at least the English lyrics are a lot dirtier?
― not right at all (rob), Thursday, 17 September 2020 19:52 (four months ago) link
there might be, yes. can’t think of any examples right now (except for Kizz’s “Fvck You” from last year) - Omah Lay has some explicitness too, I think. But this kind of explicit sexual “fuck” (with added “suck”!) is definitely a first for Wizzy.
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 18 September 2020 07:05 (three months ago) link
happy with “No Stress” (produced by P2J, btw) - “Smile” was fine, though many miles from being my favourite Wizkid, but this fits the Made-in-Lagos brief much better.I love the “1 Thing” interpolation, of course
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 18 September 2020 07:10 (three months ago) link
did I mention “No Stress” is delightful? intimate Wizzy is the best
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 18 September 2020 10:34 (three months ago) link
MADE IN LAGOS. @WIZKIDAYO.15TH OCT. Pre-order/pre-save the album and listen to new track 'No Stress' here: https://t.co/tDQsv2UPDo pic.twitter.com/LD84yGgRTb— Columbia Records UK (@ColumbiaUK) September 17, 2020
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 18 September 2020 23:52 (three months ago) link
Yeah, No Stress is far superior to Smile.
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 18 September 2020 23:54 (three months ago) link
looks like this will be the cover: https://bonnewshaiti.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/New-Music-Wizkid-Stress-Stream-Mp3.jpg
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Saturday, 19 September 2020 00:17 (three months ago) link
No stress, just smile - we have a video:
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 24 September 2020 13:19 (three months ago) link
I am so hyped up and ready to update my list of top 50 songs by Wizkid
The artist has pulled in singers HER and Ella Mai, Jamaican artists Projexx and Damian Marley and fellow Nigerian artists Tems, Starboy Terri, Skepta and Burna Boy.
There will be several producers working on the all includes long-time collaborators of the singer such as Blaqjerzee, Sarz and Mut4y, and other West African (London, P2J Music and Juls).
― Nabozo, Saturday, 10 October 2020 22:01 (three months ago) link
The album has been pushed back to the 22nd, for good reason this time:There are mass protests going on in Nigeria as we speak (supported internationally as well) to demand an end to police brutality:https://thenativemag.com/music/wizkid-postpones-made-lagos-release-due-endsars/The protests are also mentioned in this interview Wizzy did with the Financial Times (hope the link works).
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 15 October 2020 08:22 (three months ago) link
man the starboy EP from last year is so good wtf, i totally missed that. “cool me down” is also great looking forward to this record a lot... “smile” wasn’t that exciting but easy to imagine it fitting nicely in the context of an album. “no stress” is on point tho. he’s still managed to maintain a pretty identifiable sound even as afropop has really blossomed around him. & selfishly i find it insane that burna boy didn’t work with kel p at all on twice as tall... i’m very ready for more kel p vibes in my life
― J0rdan S., Friday, 16 October 2020 15:58 (three months ago) link
Jordan, just in case you missed it (it wasn't posted on this thread), there's also "Pami", the follow-up to "Cool Me Down":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYiUHMF7upYDJ Tunez ft. Wizkid, Adekunle Gold & Omah Lay • Pami
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Monday, 19 October 2020 13:23 (two months ago) link
thank you breastcrawl
― J0rdan S., Monday, 19 October 2020 17:27 (two months ago) link
Don’t hold your breath for Made in Lagos. With many artists being involved in the protests, the Naija music industry has m/l come to a standstill. Davido’s new album (scheduled for Oct 30) has been postponed as well.Last week, when Reekado Banks announced he was about to drop his new single, a track with Wizkid, Wizzy publicly forced him to pull it back because it would be inappropriate in the current climate.Tellingly, the only “new” songs inNigeria’s streaming charts are Fela Kuti classics, with “Beasts of No Nation” as the most popular one.More on the protest (and the crackdown) here:A Nigeria Thread (Non-Music Division)
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 22 October 2020 19:20 (two months ago) link
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 22 October 2020 19:22 (two months ago) link
Musicians, you can release music now. I know many of you are scared of being treated like Reekado Banks, but you will not starve forever. December dey come, which song wey you wan use perform? The one we over-listened during lockdown? Don't play yourself. Give us new jam!— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) October 27, 2020
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 28 October 2020 10:01 (two months ago) link
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 29 October 2020 22:37 (two months ago) link
14 tracks, 8 duets
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 29 October 2020 22:39 (two months ago) link
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 29 October 2020 22:41 (two months ago) link
he said tonight, apple music says nov 1, from what i can see on twitter it's not out anywhere. i await w/ patience
― J0rdan S., Thursday, 29 October 2020 22:45 (two months ago) link
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 29 October 2020 22:53 (two months ago) link
if “11:11 Tonight” is UK time as some people are claiming, it should be here any second now...
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 29 October 2020 23:11 (two months ago) link
...and it is!
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 29 October 2020 23:13 (two months ago) link
but that’s for tomorrow, going to bed now
― rob, Thursday, 29 October 2020 23:14 (two months ago) link
happy listening everybody!
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 29 October 2020 23:14 (two months ago) link
Loving the first 2 mins lol
― rob, Thursday, 29 October 2020 23:17 (two months ago) link
made a thread for it in my sleep:wizkid • made in lagos (2020)
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Friday, 30 October 2020 00:32 (two months ago) link
Video for Gingerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSy2lBZ1QrA
I really wanted to stress the level of professionalism that is peaking in Nigerian pop right now and becoming the norm for top artists. Wizkid has made a string of them by now, so maybe what I'm saying is helped by the fact that we just invested in a videoprojector and we're able to enjoy them cinema-size. But seriously, I find the blend of aesthetics, fashion, beauty, color very alluring. They seem purely artistic too, they're not popular or vulgar (rather a bit elitist), and I'm sure some would find they miss a narrative, but beauty is fine by me.
For sure there are juicy deals with the fashion industry behind this (better than alcohol at least). If you're interested:https://afrobeats360.com/2020/12/21/2020-fashion-trends/https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/04/business/media/nigerian-fashion-magazines-women.htmlhttps://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-analysis/why-africas-musicians-are-a-marketing-goldmine
― Nabozo, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:47 (four days ago) link
I can confirm that that video looks amazing on small and large screens. When Burna shows up in the rainbow sweater after all the beautiful earth-tones, it's a genuine shock
― rob, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:23 (four days ago) link