Dubbed Nigeria’s Best-Dressed Pop Star by Vogue, Nigerian megastar and global superstar, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better know as WizKid is taking the world by storm. With his latest project, Sounds From The Other Side just over a month old, Ayodeji has truly put the spotlight on the feelgood pop and Afrobeat mashup - also known as the African beat. With features like Drake, Major Lazer, Chris Brown, Ty Dolls $ign, Trey Songz, just to name a few and with 44 awards, including the 2017 BET Award for Best International Act and Billboard Music Award for the Top Streaming Song, 2017 Grammy nominated WizKid really highlights how big African music is worldwide.
Africa has always provided the world with beautiful music. From the mellow tones of Manu Dibango of Cameroon to the smooth sailing melodies from Oliver Mtukudzi of Zimbabwe. Africa has never slacked in that department. However with the rise of globalization and the wildfire spread of technology and access to media, America has been seen to control the world’s pop-culture. Millennials from Africa would rather listen to a musician from the west rather than their local musicians. - Luyando NyoniRead More