One Album in Two years – Wizkid Opens Up


Internationally recognized Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid has opened up for the first time why it takes him about two years to drop an album.
Recently, many internet users were of the opinion that Wizkid’s inconsistency has affected him negatively, especially since the Grammy Award win for Burna boy, who releases an album yearly.
Also, for almost a decade, his counterpart, Olamide Baddo has dropped an album every year.
Reacting to the concerns, Wizkid opted to speak on the issue for the first time during an interview with popular magazine, GQ.
Speaking during the interview, Wizkid said:
“I am working on a new album, but I never like to be, like, in a rush.
“Sometimes it takes me a year, two years, to make an album. I always record in terms of albums, not just songs. I like to make music that way, because it gives you a sense of direction.
“Well, in the next album, I’m just trying to enjoy myself with the music now, because of the reception from the fans for my last album. I just keep evolving with the sound.”
The ‘Ojuelegba crooner also used the medium to pour out praises for fast rising singer, Tems, whom he said will go places.
“You know, I’ve known Tems…I can’t even actually remember how we met, but I know I brought her out for one of my shows in Lagos. We had talked about working and I went back home to record”, he said.
He added, “When I record at home, it’s like I have a crazy situation. I’ll be in a room with like 8, 10 producers, everyone’s got their rooms and we’re just making music.
“She came through to the hotel and we laid down the idea. It was just effortless. Just lay down the melodies, and she didn’t even think anything of it. She felt like we had to do another record, but I already knew we had magic.”