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Gist: Wizkid wins first iHeart Radio award


Wizkid wins first iHeart Radio award
Afrobeat star, Ayo Balogun , popularly known as ‘ WizKid’, has bagged an iHeart Radio Award for his collaboration on ‘ One dance’ with American rapper, Drake and singer, Kyla .

The international award which is his first for the year comes weeks after he failed to clinch a Grammy award for the same song.

The song lost in the Album of the Year category at the Grammys 2017 for the album “Views”.

According to, ‘One dance’ won Hip-Hop Song of the Year beating another Drake song ‘Controlla’, Desiigner’s ‘Panda’, Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s ‘All the way up’, and DJ Khaled’s ‘For free’ featuring Drake.
WizKid who recently signed a deal with Sony RCA is bound to release his third studio album “Sounds from the Other Side” on the 9th of June, 2017.

The singer had gained international relevance with the release of Ojuelegba in 2014 with led to a remake by Drake and fellow rapper Skepta.
WizKid recently released new music ‘Sweet love’, a kind of docu-video of his tour moments over the past year.

iHeartRadio is an Internet radio platform owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. Founded in April 2008 as the website,

As of 2015, iHeartRadio functioned both as a music recommender system and as a radio network that aggregates audio content from over 800 local iHeartMedia radio stations across the United States, as well as from hundreds of other stations and from various other media.
iHeartRadio is available online, via mobile devices, and on select video-game consoles.


MUSIC: Drake & Wizkid – Come Closer (Chargie)

Here’s an unofficial release of another Drake and Wizkid collaboration after the chart-topping One Dance. This one’s titled Come Closer.

Although the song sounds very much unfinished, it’s wavy, and the original version is worth the wait.

Download & Enjoy!


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Wizkid Disobeys Doctors Advice As He Performs In Lagos Concert

Wizkid has disobeyed medical advice by giving a performance in Lagos.

The singer who was advised by his doctors’ to abstain from live performances in December 2016 and January 2017, ignored the advice as he took to the stage at the Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged Concert.

Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged, which is in its 12th year, is West Africa’s most popular concert. The event which held on Friday, December 23 had performances from P-Square, Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, Falz, Omawumi and many others. It was hosted by Bovi and produced by Cobhams.

Nigeria’s finest, Wizkid, has been all over the international music scene this year. A song with Drake,MTV awards wins, various collaborations and a Grammy nomination is the summary of his year, before medical advice from his doctors made him cancel all of his holiday concerts.
But he defied his doctors’ orders to abstain from performing, as he took to the stage, payed respect to Cecil Hammond, the organiser of the concert, before diving into a set that contained a selected number of his hit songs. He was backed by collaborator DJ Xclusive, who cued in ‘Jeje’, ‘The Matter’, ‘Jaiye Jaiye’, ‘Caro’, ‘In my bed’, and many more.

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“Doctors told me not to perform,” Starboy said during his set, “but before I blew, this concert held, and has supported me. I have to do this for them.”

Wizkid recently released a new single “Daddy Yo’, which features Ghanaian songstress, Efya, with a video released via VEVO.

Wizkid’s health concerns has had him cancel a concert in Uganda, which prompted the promoters to seek redress in court, with a judge issuing an arrest warrant for the singer.


Wizkid Apologizes To His Ugandan Fans, Works On New Concert Dates

Few days ago, reports surfaced that Starboy, Wizkid, and his manager, Sunday Are, have been sued by FACE TV for missing a concert which was billed to hold on Saturday, December 3, in Kampala.

The report further revealed that an arrest warrant was issued for Wizkid and his manager

Few days after this drama, it appears that the ‘Babanla‘ crooner and his manger are in talks to hold a rescheduled concert in Uganda.

Wizkid, made this known via twitter after an Ugandan fan tweeted about his wish to see the singer perform in his country.

Wizkid replied saying he and his team are working on another concert for his Ugandan fans, adding that: “I just wanna make music and perform to my people! Y’all forgive me for everything else! Way up! Stay up.”


Wizkid Reacts To Report of Snubbing Eva Alordiah’s Boyfriend Gesture (See His Response)

Last Night at the Headies was so much Fun, like you know Wizkid Came in at the Very end of the show, and there came an Incident whereby The Starboy Boss looks Like He Snubbed Eva Alordiah Boyfriend Gesture (Hug) and Went Further hugging his Girlfriend Eva Instead, But The Ojuelegba Crooner has explained he never noticed the Guy.. Aww

See His response below

Honestly didn’t see my man! Love always!

— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) December 23, 2016

Hmmm, I feel he didn’t see him Truly cause its was so close, Nevertheless He took time to congratulate all Winners of Last Night Award show

Congratulations to the team! @mreazi x @ShaydeeBoi and everyone else that won something last night!! Just happy to be back home!

— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) December 23, 2016


MUSIC: Wizkid – Daddy Yo

Here is Wizkid‘s first offering of 2016 and it’s titled, Daddy Yo. We all have waited in anticipation for the release of the track since he posted a snippet on social media platform – Twitter. It is said to be his first single under RCA Records. The video is due to drop on VEVO later today.

Download & Enjoy!



2016 MTV EMA: Wizkid’s ‘Best African Act’ Win Awarded To Ali Kiba

A couple of days back, singer Wizkid, was celebrated by all after it was declared that he had won the ‘Best African Act‘ award at the 2016 MTV EMA’s.

This declaration happened while the show was ongoing but did not stop the organizers from taking to social media to announce him as the winner.
However, the award was rescinded and then handed over to Tanzanian singer, Ali Kiba, who according to their website, is the winner of the ‘Best African Act’.


“Wizkid Has A Profound Sense Of Duty To Not Just Nigeria But The African Continent” – Jidenna


Nigerian born American star, Jidenna, is presently in the country and was recently interviewed by

The ‘Classic man’ crooner, during his exclusive interview, talked about the rise of Afrobeat, Wizkid and of course his own kind of sound.

On Wizkid, Jidenna spoke in glowing terms about the singer, confirming that he has indeed listened to Wizkid’s new album and it sure is very good.

He said:

“We both have the same process when we are in the studio; the way we come up with melodies, the song concepts and what not. So we did some work on each other’s albums, I don’t know what will happen on it, cause you never know. It’s all a matter of time.”

“But I love working with him. He like I, has a profound sense of duty to not just Nigeria, but the African continent. He was very focused, and his new album sounds like East Africa, West Africa, South Africa, North Africa, and even Central Africa. He has different sounds, and I love that about him.”

On the growth of Afrobeat :

“It’s the beginning of a larger movement for Nigeria, for Africa to move into the world’s spotlight, be respected, be more understood, be appreciated for what we bring. It’s starting with music and dance, but it’s gonna expand to everything. To me, that’s what this signifies; it’s the beginning of a turning point.”

On infusing afrobeat in his latest single ‘A Little Bit More’:

“It’s a natural evolution, you know. The whole album is a variety of sounds, because I have lived in a lot of different places; in the US, in Enugu, and of course in Lagos. So I wanna make sure that each record feels like a new world. ‘Chief don’t run’ is a prequel to ‘Classic man’, and a prequel to ‘Long live the chief’. What happened? Who was Classic Man before he was a man, who was he when he was a boy? When his mom came to the US with him. So that’s what the video shows a little bit.

“The sound of ‘A little beat more’ – the Afrobeat flavor fused with some of the sounds that I’ve already been doing – it was natural, that’s what came to me that day. When I was making the records, with people from Wondaland Records like Roman GianAurthur and Nana, who I make all the music with. For the pidgin: I am a trickster, so I like when you are on the radio in the US, and you don’t expect to hear pidgin anywhere in the US. I thought that I could sneak it in there, and I did. So now it’s funny hearing it, because I can’t believe that I have people from Utah singing it and saying ‘What is a ‘wahala’? I like that. It’s the same thing with ‘Classic Man’, it’s all tricks you know.