Nigerian pop star, Wizkid, who recently got his own feature on The Fader magazine has been listed on the magazine’s Top 100 songs of 2015.
We listed Wizkid on our top African artiste of 2015 and The Fader magazine crew have helped in validating his position on the list. As the pop act’s biggest song of his career thus far, “Ojuelegba,” is placed at number 12 on the magazine’s top 100 song of 2015.
“Ojuelegba” gave Wizkid the international push he needed with Drake and Skepta jumping on the remix of the track. Even without any cajoling from the part of the Nigerian singer.
Wizkid’s Ojuelegba toppled songs from artistes likes of Future, Rich Homie Quan, Fetty Wap which is quite remarkable given the fact he didn’t really push the song on local radio stations in the United States.
The song got a glowing and well deserved review from the magazine.
“Let’s get what we all already know out of the way: Drake hopped on this song from Nigerian artist Wizkid for a remix, generously making the song more famous (at least in America) than it might’ve been on its own in 2015. But let me state this clearly and definitively: the song never needed him. No matter the celebrity, you can’t improve on perfection, even if the Skepta verse that accompanied Drake’s on the remix was pretty great. No,”Ojuelegba” is best on its own, a graceful slice of rhythm that does not need cultural translation. Like Popcaan’s “Everything Nice,” the iconic global jam from last summer, it has a message of grace, thankfulness, and happy perseverance that resonates in every home. And that beat? It’s got a shoulder-shrugging momentum so joyful, how could it not have wound its way all over the world?”
Wizkid’s “Ojuelegba” talked about his humble beginning, and it’s one song almost everyone can relate to due to its message. Although, Wizkid revealed that he was surprised by the success of the song in his earlier interview for the magazine.
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