wizkid • made in lagos (2020)

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we’ve been patient, very, very patient, but it has arrived at long last: Wizkid’s Fifth, after Superstar (2011), Ayo (2014), Sounds From The Other Side (2017), and last year’s SoundMan Vol. 1 EP.

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let’s talk about it here.

I will be checking in again tomorrow after I’ve actually listened to the album myself
but if it turns out to be Just A Disillusion I might do a Twice as Tall and ghost on this thread!

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Friday, 30 October 2020 00:29 (two years ago) link

Loving the first 2 mins lol

― rob, vrijdag 30 oktober 2020 0:17

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Friday, 30 October 2020 00:34 (two years ago) link

really like this on first listen, great vibes with sax everywhere

ufo, Friday, 30 October 2020 06:21 (two years ago) link

just a sublime album

"true love" sheesh... "essence" and "grace" as well

J0rdan S., Friday, 30 October 2020 07:24 (two years ago) link

Sounds really good, yeah.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 30 October 2020 15:09 (two years ago) link

I keep getting interrupted before getting all the way through, but so far this is absolutely SLICK in the best way.

rob, Friday, 30 October 2020 15:23 (two years ago) link

s(l)ick

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 30 October 2020 15:26 (two years ago) link

heh yes that too

rob, Friday, 30 October 2020 15:49 (two years ago) link

album really starts to kick into gear with the damian marley song imo... it’s pretty enjoyable before that but it really locks into that perfect laid back, lush, slight twist on reggae/dancehall groove after that. from “no stress” on it’s just crazy good

J0rdan S., Saturday, 31 October 2020 06:45 (two years ago) link

i think my favourite section is "true love" through to "essence" which is just sublime but it's great the whole way through

ufo, Saturday, 31 October 2020 07:16 (two years ago) link

i can't get over how good both of those are

J0rdan S., Saturday, 31 October 2020 07:17 (two years ago) link

finally listening to this on speakers, drinking some special rum, and J0rdan otm: the back 2/3 of this is just right, I want to hibernate in this sound (and tbc there's not a bad track here—Reckless is a perfect opener, Ginger is maybe not the tour de force I would have liked from that combination but it's good)

rob, Saturday, 31 October 2020 23:28 (two years ago) link

Very consistent vibes, Wizkid's performance outshines most of the feats, except H.E.R and Ella Mai. Highlights definitely include Reckless, Piece of Me, True Love and Sweet One besides the two songs that were known. The last third is less obvious to me, it's maybe very slightly in automatic mode, except for Grace which is a beautiful closer.

Nabozo, Sunday, 1 November 2020 14:26 (two years ago) link

There's a real satisfying thickness to the sound of this, I've not even especially engaged with the songs themselves yet but there's this soft but firm bass sound that you can just sink into like a really good chair.

Matt DC, Sunday, 1 November 2020 14:28 (two years ago) link

Exactly. I think Nabozo's "automatic mode" for me is more like "hits a sweet spot and luxuriates in it". "Consistent" was definitely my overwhelming first impression too.

RE the features: I'm not v familiar with Tay Iwar, but his voice is a huge part of "True Love" for me and Projexx adds the perfect garnish. It's nice to hear Ella Mai, but that song might be the one I find the least interesting musically. H.E.R./"Smile" sound great in context, but I liked that song a lot already and was puzzled by the "meh" consensus on other threads. Tems' hook on "Essence" is also crucial, and I predict "you don't need no other body" will be the bit from this album most stuck in my head in days to come.

rob, Sunday, 1 November 2020 14:49 (two years ago) link

It's a testament to how deep this thing is that I'm only just noticing how good the more traditional (so to speak) afrobeats of "Roma" is.

rob, Sunday, 1 November 2020 14:55 (two years ago) link

Haven’t had the opportunity yet to *really* delve into this album, but I’m appreciating it more and more with every play. I wasn’t sold right away, which had a lot to do with my expectations for this - and there’s all sorts of expectations you build up when a project has been dangled in front of you for three years.

(here’s a timeline - note: the year in the first paragraph after the intro is incorrect, it should be Feb 18, 2017 - also lol at the Soundman EP assessment)

My expectations were heavily coloured by knowing there was a ready-for-release Made in Lagos (2019) with dominant input by Killertunes and Northboi (hello, “Joro”!) - but it (and they) were sidelined, and we might never hear it (including the Northboi-produced tracks with Teni and Buju Banton), which is a crying shame.

I definitely wasn’t expecting a whole album of Loverman Wizzy, and much as I love him in that particular mode, it took some adjusting on my part. My first impression was, yes, it sounds great, it’s a whole mood, but perhaps a bit too... tasteful?, also, the songs/melodies aren’t quite there, plus a definite lack of bangers. The great number of features felt like a weakness to me too, a lack of confidence, focusing too much on the crossover, instead of the ‘made in Lagos’ concept.

But I’m close to 180’ing on all that now (not quite there yet tho). The album really works as a mood piece, and soundwise it really is of a *piece*, with P2J (co)producing 11 of the 14 tracks as well as being the executive producer. I haven’t had an on-speakers-with-special-rum moment with this yet (envying you, rob!), but it does sound extremely good and yes, consistent and *thick* on headphones. “Roma”, as the only real afro jam, actually feels a bit out of place here.

What strikes me most now in the features is Wizzy’s generosity there, often having his partner setting the scene for a whole minute or more before he enters the track. This doesn’t work with Skepta, but it does with Tems, and Tay Iwar is sensationally good on “True Love”. Agree with everyone here that this is the clear highlight, and it’s also the most collaborative track (noteworthy that it’s the only Juls-produced one).

Still feel the album values mood over melody, but this is mainly a problem on “Longtime” and “Mighty Wine” in the first section. (Those Wine/Whyne songs are becoming a running gag btw, he’s had one on each of his four albums now - you’d think he’s doing it on purpose!)

As for the singles, released and potential: I’m underwhelmed by the Burna collabo, “Smile” sounds *great* coming in after “Blessed” (it also feels less stodgy in the album context), and man, “No Stress”, that song only gets better and better. It has a video now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veIK9yEabNc

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Sunday, 1 November 2020 17:25 (two years ago) link

Moka made an interesting point with regard to the new Ariana Grande album, which is also very low-key and intimate and has a notable lack of bangers, where she ascribed the choice for a stay-at-home, stay-in-bed vibe to the pandemic situation, where touring (and I might add clubbing) won’t be possible in the foreseeable future.
I feel this might have been a factor in the way Made in Lagos ultimately turned out as well.

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Sunday, 1 November 2020 19:11 (two years ago) link

Ah that is interesting. Also helps me understand why, for example, I initially thought the Jessie Ware album was thrilling AOTY material, but then didn't feel much of an urge to return to it after the first few excited spins, it felt incongruous stuck in my apt.

Anyway, good post! I'm kind of glad I didn't really know those details about the 2019 version of the album (Buju? oof). As usual you've reminded me that I should check out the producer credits.

FWIW, while the rum was special, the speakers were just a portable bluetooth device. I think it mostly helped to listen to it with someone else in the room rather than listening intently on headphones solo while trying to work out my ~opinion~ lol

rob, Sunday, 1 November 2020 20:01 (two years ago) link

I hear you, breastcrawl, but to me, at least, this particular mood is where I’m at right now. And I even have a job where I get to dj once a week in spite of the pandemic. This album lets me breathe, and I’m thankful for it. Also, No Stress is such a jam. And Smile sounds way better in the context of the album.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 1 November 2020 20:56 (two years ago) link

I wasn’t complaining tho! As I wrote in my post, I’m close to 180’ing on my initial impression.

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Sunday, 1 November 2020 21:11 (two years ago) link

(also, the Ariana album sounded very good to me)

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Sunday, 1 November 2020 21:15 (two years ago) link

feeling “Grace” this morning. It and”Reckless” are a perfect pair of bookends.

also “Roma” 👌🏼

good album this, no?

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Monday, 2 November 2020 08:45 (two years ago) link

the smoothness of it all is a huge bonus for me

ufo, Monday, 2 November 2020 09:24 (two years ago) link

“Smile” sounds *great* coming in after “Blessed” (it also feels less stodgy in the album context)

very otm, was surprised by how much i enjoyed it.

i've listened to this about three times already, mostly as a whole so i don't have much to say about individual songs. it's just a vibe--confident, laid-back, with some creamy bass sounds.

glengarry gary beers (voodoo chili), Monday, 2 November 2020 15:23 (two years ago) link

great use of *that* Loleatta Holloway sample in “Essence”

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 15:10 (two years ago) link

Coming back to the first songs:
The percussion and bass in Reckless make for a splendid arrangement underneath his flow, it's very subtle and organic, the tropical flourishes are almost distracting from it.
Ginger feels incomplete and it's so strange to have featured Burna Boy on the chorus and Wizkid on the verse rather than the rather obvious opposite.
Wizkid's on his near-best on the second part of Longtime. Those percussions are so right again.
I don't get Blessed more than I get Mighty Wine, tedious song.

Nabozo, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:50 (two years ago) link

album is flat incredible

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 10 November 2020 07:25 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMIlZFNX5Qc

interviewer doesn't really ask the most probing questions but wizkid comes off as very likable in this video and there is some interesting insight about each song

hearing the songs in this context actually gave me a real appreciation for "ginger" and "longtime" ... "ginger" in particular. this album is really about the final 2/3 for me but that song is pretty great

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 10 November 2020 07:27 (two years ago) link

I enjoyed that interview.

the super collaborativeness of “True Love” makes more sense now: it came about in a session for a Juls project, but Wizkid liked it so much that he pleaded with Juls to give the track to him.

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 08:23 (two years ago) link

Interesting--though that makes it even weirder that only Wizkid is credited (on streaming)

rob, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 14:48 (two years ago) link

I put this aside for a little while and right now it really does sound incredible. I'm at the phase of noticing the details deeper in the mix, and the opening third benefits quite a bit from it, e.g., I too like "Ginger"

rob, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 14:53 (two years ago) link

that’s been corrected - in stages: Tay Iwar first, and as of yesterday (?) Projexx is tagged as well

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 14:53 (two years ago) link

xp

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 14:54 (two years ago) link

Oh good!

rob, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 14:57 (two years ago) link

Justice for Tems too I see. Good news, that was def a sour note

rob, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 14:59 (two years ago) link

yeah, that was really sloppy, given that the artwork is crystal clear about it:

https://theinsyder.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/wizkid-made-in-lagos-tracklist-tgj-600x600-1.jpeg

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 16:01 (two years ago) link

i love this.

roma feat. terri is so good.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 21:36 (two years ago) link

so this went out live last night on YouTube, as I discovered after the fact. have yet to watch it, but everybody seems to be raving about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9knXaWFC-FQ

”a three-hour live-stream starring WizKid culminating in a full-on, live interactive performance”

that live performance is the last hour of the stream, it starts at 2h19

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Friday, 20 November 2020 02:56 (two years ago) link

that set is **lush** as fuck

skip the first two hours and enjoy
(the vibes start at 2h01, not 2h19!)

tracklist:
2h01 intro
2h03 Smile
2h06 Jam
2h08 Mighty Wine
2h11 Grace
2h15 Blessed
2h18 Energy (Stay Far Away) with Skepta)
2h20 Longtime (with Skepta)
2h23 True Love
2h26 Naughty Ride
2h29 Gyrate
2h31 Piece Of Me
2h33 Joro
2h37 Soco
2h38 Ghetto Love
2h40 Ojuelegba
2h44 Ginger
2h47 Reckless
2h51 Come Closer
2h54 No Stress

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Sunday, 22 November 2020 18:53 (two years ago) link

The Guardian is the first publication (AFAIK) that has Made In Lagos on its EOY list. They have it way too low obviously, but the write-up is pretty apt:

43. Wizkid – Made in Lagos
Nigerian pop continued to establish itself more firmly on the international stage in 2020 with successful albums by Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Tems and more. The best of them all was this lilting, versatile record by Wizkid. Guest stars from across the Black Atlantic – Skepta and Ella Mai from the UK, HER from the US, Damian Marley and Projexx from Jamaica – create the sense of a diasporic dialogue, where reggae, dancehall, rap and Afro-swing seamlessly and sensually intertwine.

fat ass deep state operative (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 19:47 (one year ago) link

may just be very stoned but there's some three dimensional sound design going on here

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 03:12 (one year ago) link

also i fucking love this album

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 03:12 (one year ago) link

the sound design is indeed incredible and sooo lush

ufo, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 03:31 (one year ago) link

Brad, ufo, others, did you watch the YouTube concert I posted two weeks ago? it’s such a vibe and yes, lush.

fat ass deep state operative (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 09:58 (one year ago) link

i only watched some of it but what i did watch was great. even the weaker tracks on the album like "mighty wine" came across even better live

ufo, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 10:41 (one year ago) link

Could we perhaps try to agree on one or two Wiz tunes for the EOY 77? I fear vote splitting might become an issue with this album. So many good songs.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 18:21 (one year ago) link

def voting for this album, but my wizkid song will likely be dj tunez' "cool me down"

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 18:31 (one year ago) link

sorry longneck, i know wizkid would want us all to come together

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 18:33 (one year ago) link

will def vote for “No Stress”, and probably also for either “Cool Me Down” or “Pami” (torn between those non-identical twin songs). “True Love” also one of my fave songs of the year, but three Wizzy tracks is probably too much.

fat ass deep state operative (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 18:41 (one year ago) link

+ the entire lion king soundtrack xp

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 19 October 2022 20:27 (one month ago) link

Jordan, are there any other afropop (-adjacent) tracks in Billboard’s hip hop/R&B airplay chart? it’s one of their many subscribers-only charts, so I have no access to it

― big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, October 19, 2022 4:13 PM (seventeen minutes ago)

just "call me everyday" at no 34 which is a new peak

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 19 October 2022 20:31 (one month ago) link

ah cheers. no sign of Oxlade’s “Ku Lo Se” breaking US r&b radio yet then?

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 20:33 (one month ago) link

Well, it's #5 on the Billboard US Afrobeats charts this week: https://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-u-s-afrobeats-songs/

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 20:39 (one month ago) link

well, sure - waiting for it to infiltrate beyond that, like it has in the UK and Europe

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 20:41 (one month ago) link

I'd say it has a decent chance.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 20:41 (one month ago) link

doja cat "woman" is also an afrobeats song which went top 10 and was no 1 at pop radio

― J0rdan S., Wednesday, October 19, 2022 2:47 PM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

random but I believe this was cowritten by jidenna, and it definitely feels like some of the best retro-afropop songs that were on his album

the earliest person to observe the rise of afropop was Kanye that I can find. He cosigned DBanj -- honestly I think he just noticed how "oliver twist" sounded like paul johnson "get get down" lol .

xheugy eddy (D-40), Thursday, 20 October 2022 20:53 (one month ago) link

The Oliver Twist video is a document for the ages: nearly all of Kanye's G.O.O.D. friends are in it.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 21 October 2022 09:33 (one month ago) link

oh, hey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0kme1Fh6YA
Babyface ft. Amaarae • One Good Thing

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 21 October 2022 16:10 (one month ago) link

album out next week :) :) :) :) :)

J0rdan S., Friday, 28 October 2022 05:46 (four weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbATe_uZFTE

first ever song with a Buju Banton/Benson pun!

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 28 October 2022 05:58 (four weeks ago) link

lol he should put them on a song together so we could all marvel at: f. BNXN fka Buju x Buju Banton

great track! I was sad when it ended

rob, Friday, 28 October 2022 13:50 (four weeks ago) link

yeah this is fantastic

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Friday, 28 October 2022 15:49 (four weeks ago) link

I appreciate the Timmy Thomas accents in P2J’s production

this looks like it’s going to be MiL - The Sequel

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 28 October 2022 19:40 (four weeks ago) link

on the tracklist for More Love Less Ego on Genius.com there’s no track with Roddy Ricch - instead it has… Lauryn Hill

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 28 October 2022 19:45 (four weeks ago) link

🚨Wizkid’s “More Love Less Ego” album release has now been shifted back to November 11.

Respect. 🫡👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/6d9mgEWdQV

— 𝗔𝗟𝗕𝗨𝗠 𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗞𝗦 📀 (@AlbumTalksHQ) November 3, 2022



this is in the wake of Davido’s three-year old son drowning earlier this week

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 3 November 2022 11:47 (three weeks ago) link

was wondering if he would do this. awful news about davido's son

J0rdan S., Thursday, 3 November 2022 16:06 (three weeks ago) link

yeah damn I hadn't heard about that

rob, Thursday, 3 November 2022 16:09 (three weeks ago) link

1. Money & Love
2. Balance
3. Bad to Me
4. 2 Sugar feat. Ayra Starr
5. Everyday
6. Slip N Slide feat. Skillibeng & Shenseea
7. Deep
8. Flower Pads
9. Wow feat. Skepta & Naira Marley
10. Pressure
11. Plenty Loving
12. Special feat. Don Toliver
13. Frames (Who’s Gonna Know)

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 8 November 2022 04:30 (two weeks ago) link

You can tell Wizkid I approve of this list of feats

Nabozo, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 06:40 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah that’s more like it. I’m in.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 06:44 (two weeks ago) link

I know, tomorrow is More Love Less Ego day, but I would just like to alert people to the new Masego single, "Say You Want Me", which is co-produced by P2J. very relevant to our recent afropop/beats-influencing-r&b discussion. check the rolling r&b 2022 thread.

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 10 November 2022 09:22 (two weeks ago) link

🟣MORE LOVE LESS EGO🟩

it’s out, I listened to it, it’s great! - my first impressions.

I’d describe it as Made In Lagos - The 2022 Upgrade: More Log Less Languid

MiL_The Update: P2J is all over it, again. Juls has one track, again. “2 Sugar” is “Essence” with Ayra instead of Tems.
but: it’s even better sounding and more gloriously produced, and Wizzy’s vocals and phrasing are exquisite.

More Log Less Languid: most of the album sounds very piano-informed, without ever really going there. there’s only one track that out-pianos “Bad To Me”, that’s “Plenty Loving”, it’s a hit and an absolute highlight.

other highlights at first pass: Kel P’s “Balance” and P.Priime’s “Pressure”, plus P2J x Sammy Soso (who?)’s “Flower Pads”.
Soso also co-wrote “Bad To Me”, think he’s a (Nigerian) UK (or even Irish?) guy.

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 11 November 2022 00:20 (two weeks ago) link

listening now and it's very good so far, keeping the same vibe as made in lagos with just the addition of some amapiano touches is a great formula

ufo, Friday, 11 November 2022 02:03 (two weeks ago) link

Sonically very much a continuation and I like all of it, although highlights seem less obvious (no No Stress / Ginger / Essence) and that Skillibeng really doesn't work on light touch soulful piano :)
Highlights on first listens for me are Balance, Pressure, Plenty Loving, and Frames. I'm warming up on Bad to me too. Deep and Flower Pads really slick in the middle.

Nabozo, Friday, 11 November 2022 10:42 (two weeks ago) link

This is pretty wonderful! It is hard to pick highlights, but that's down to consistency not quality. Gonna follow Nabozo's lead and make that observation followed by a list of highlights:
--Kel P's production on Balance gets into a glorious pure ear candy zone at one point, god he's good
--Everyday
--Skillibeng and Shenseea sound *really* good (I was worried), prob the best track I've heard her on in a while. I guess you could lose Skilli with no harm done, but you need to sandpaper to make things smooth iirc
--Then there's a batch of songs that all rule but I lost track of which were which: Deep, Flower Pads, Pressure. I'm sure their individual strengths will emerge after more time.
--I like how Special changes things up a bit at the end, the relative spareness really works after luxuriating for the preceding 11

My mild "really doesn't work" is Skepta, whose voice always sounds out of place on afropop to me, sorry to say, but even that is far from a problem: that track is still very good.

I didn't think 2 Sugar even came close to besting Essence (and Ayra << Tems imo), but I need to listen to it again.

Overall this exceeded my expectations, maybe by a lot. I'm not there yet, but there could be a "better than MiL?" convo to be had

rob, Friday, 11 November 2022 14:05 (two weeks ago) link

the jazzy fadeout on Frames is a really lovely finishing touch too

rob, Friday, 11 November 2022 14:07 (two weeks ago) link

Loving this but you already knew that. Will stay on repeat throughout the weekend.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 11 November 2022 16:29 (two weeks ago) link

The skillibeng feature is great btw

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 11 November 2022 16:32 (two weeks ago) link

the songwriting here def isn't as immediate... even putting "essence" aside there isn't anything as instantly memorable as "true love," "no stress" or "mood." but we're talking about one of the best albums released in the last 10-20 years so i'm not tripping off him being able to hit those same heights again. a lot of this sounded pretty great to me... the skillibeng & shenseea track was actually my fav the first few times thru. i think it gets better towards the end actually which is always nice. the way they bend don tolliver's parts at points to where it almost sounds like a sample is nifty, and "frames" is a wonderful closer.

i like that he stuck really close to the sound of made in lagos... aside from just being perhaps the ideal form for music period i do think that they show here there was a bit more for them to explore texturally, whether it's the itchiness of "bad for me" or folding some amapiano in, the guitar line on "special" which feels like a nod to fela-era afrobeat

J0rdan S., Friday, 11 November 2022 22:45 (two weeks ago) link

Team Wizzy going straight for the Essence 2 (Sugar) jugular:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_oenl2Be-w

(no, the songs aren’t all that similar, but the concept is)

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 11 November 2022 23:10 (two weeks ago) link

I agree that MiL is probably the better album with the stronger songs. There is also the sense that MiL sounded right for its covid stricken time - it was an indoor album, whereas the anthemic wave we're seeing now is all about release and the urge to go out. Buuuut... Wizkid makes it all sound so effortless anyway. Like MiL, this is an album you can live with and live in.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 11 November 2022 23:18 (two weeks ago) link

This is a lot more... dense. So far I kinda miss the open air spaces of MiL, but it has its own grooves.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 11 November 2022 23:56 (two weeks ago) link

think Wizkid might be doing a live thing on Apple Music right now:

We are live https://t.co/5hYhlW3WcX 🖤

— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) November 14, 2022

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 14 November 2022 19:16 (one week ago) link

(I don’t have AM, so please tell me how it was later!

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 14 November 2022 19:24 (one week ago) link

believe it’s the recording of the concert he played in london a few weeks back

J0rdan S., Monday, 14 November 2022 21:16 (one week ago) link

i think this one is about equal honestly, i really love the amapiano-lite sound, it's probably more consistent overall but made in lagos had higher highs?

ufo, Tuesday, 15 November 2022 12:34 (one week ago) link

first impression: vibes and sound design are immaculate once again but made in lagos maybe had stronger songs?

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 12:37 (one week ago) link

the highs on this will probably grow on me, but the important thing is that he’s created another sonic world that i love swimming in

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 12:41 (one week ago) link

extremely otm

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 12:46 (one week ago) link

dj hyping up the crowd for the Wizkid show with hardcore piano ✅

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 24 November 2022 19:23 (three days ago) link

DJ Tunez on stage ✅

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 24 November 2022 19:53 (three days ago) link

okay, so now we have Eugy 💹

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 24 November 2022 20:09 (three days ago) link

welcome, Pheelz ❇️

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 24 November 2022 20:15 (three days ago) link

move over for L.A.X 🈯️

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 24 November 2022 20:18 (three days ago) link

hey, Idaly repping for the NL 🔰

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 24 November 2022 20:21 (three days ago) link

Wiz made it ♻️♻️♻️

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 24 November 2022 20:49 (three days ago) link

this is a perfect fit for summer

ufo, Saturday, 26 November 2022 03:13 (yesterday) link

i like how direct and snappy-feeling this is, gets in, bangs, gets out

this display name blocked by FIFA (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 26 November 2022 11:00 (yesterday) link


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