Wizkid has entered the Guinness book of world records.
The Nigerian pop singer has added his name to the few Nigerians in the Guinness book of world record after his collaboration record with Drake, “One Dance” became the most streamed song on Spotify globally. Wizkid played a vital role in the creation of the record.
Nigeria’s name was first put on the list in 2006 after Kafayat Shafau (Kaffy) got the record for longest dance in the world. After this, Harrison Chinedu, Chidra Annemega and Obi Ajuanumo also earned records for different feats.
Drake’s “Views” was streamed 2.6 billion times on Spotify in 2016. Released in April 2016, the LP’s most popular tracks include “Controlla”, “Too Good” (feat. Rihanna) and “One Dance” (feat. Wizkid & Kyla), the most streamed track in Spotify’s history (1.1 billion) as of 26 April 2017.
The success of “Views” and ‘One Dance’ set Wizkid up for his international career which has led to the release of his debut Sony project, “Sounds From The Other Side.”
“Sounds From The Other Side,” the highly anticipated global release from Nigerian singer/songwriter Wizkid was made available via Starboy/RCA Records/Sony Music International. The project features collaborations with Drake, Major Lazer, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz and Bucie, along with production by Sarz, Diplo, Picard Brothers, Spellz, DJ Mustard and more.
Leading the way for the project is the first single, “Come Closer” feat. Drake, which has been streamed over 56 million times worldwide, a testament to Wizkid’s increasing international appeal.
In a collaboration with two of hip hop’s biggest names, Mr. Eazi has released a remix to the hit track “Leg Over.” The track that saw over 19 million views on Youtube, featured on countdowns from Lagos to London. The track that features mega star Wizkid is probably the one track that introduced the world to Nigerian talent that is Mr. Eazi.
The 26-year-old has now reworked his hit track Leg Over, with a feature from French Montana and Ty Dolla Sign on a Major Lazer remix. The track is a mash-up of all their musical styles but unfortunately, it seems that French Montana just could not catch onto the Afrobeat wave. Morocco born, rapper Montana has difficulty riding the beat and instead sounds as though he might be rapping to a totally different track. Nonetheless, Major Lazer delivered on the new beats, giving them a style that would be a mix between pop and electronic dance vibe.
This remix may have been Mr. Eazi’s attempt at winning over new markets like his fellow Nigerian WizKid. However, it seems his choice of collaborators was poor.