I thought I should ask you this simple question before we forge ahead, so “you” can sit quietly, relax your mind coolly as we flow together. Have you ever wondered what the popular Nigerian singer, Wizkid, artistic edge sounds like or have you ever tried to imagine how the unbreakable edge may look before, through the music he hands us frequently, with inbuilt happiness pills that gladdens our heart with afro-beat melodies? Sometimes, they always come like typical example of Fela’s artistic collections.
But then, I noticed something Wizkid knits with his art which distinguishes him from his Afro-beat contemporaries in Nigeria and African music scene; it’s an edge he conquers with, he simply fusions putua and his seductive vocal as a weapon which inducts Jamaican reggae assembling, the perfect blend he initiates with spiraling sound, spawn deep to differentiate his artistic prints completely. He continues with the creation delivering beautified whole in return as his art is been tasted fine and shared, of course you love that part and now we can forge ahead.
Wizkid’s former record label boss, Banky Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, the popular Nigerian seductive R&B, and smooth Reggae killer singer, incubated the star in Wizkid and laid him a perfect introduction in Nigerian music industry. He handed him a secret map, to win and sustain the hearts of audience by knitting them great reggae melodies, that has been leading an unbeatable grit and greatness of the Starboy in Nigeria and African music scene. Reggae leaves an everlasting effect, and keeps affection of listeners stronger because it lives in telling powerful messages.
Wizkid dwelt in the consciousness of his ex-boss’s tutelage and, his edge he sharpened perfectly and has been prevailing strongly amongst his contemporaries. Look very closely, the same edge verifies various live Nigerian superstars, like legendary 2face Idibia, horned and has his breakthrough and a long-last effect in Nigerian music for decade. The strong chain continues to bind stars as the power of reggae shouldn’t be looked down on. One of the secrets to Wizkid’s sustainability and massive crowd control. The simple fusion of putua and his seductive vocal as weapon has preserved the taste in his art till date. That’s the edge piercing your heart and boring the art to love Wizkid’s artistry the more, you know this and surely you can’t deny as the edge has become unbreakable.