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Wizkid features in October issue of GQ magazine

Fit to his model and manner, Wizkid spots a chilled look with a white shirt and pants by Homme Plissé Issey Miyake, sandals by Ancient Greek Sandals and sun shades by Versace. The hat and jewelry are his.

The tone of the interview is relaxed and conversational in his dwelling in Accra, Ghana.

In the characteristic, GQ takes us again to youth of Wizkid in Surulere, the final born of 11 kids and the band he shaped on the age of seven.

By age 11, he had shaped a band—Glorious Five—with pals from his Pentecostal church, who, like him, had been extra into rap and R&B than non secular hymns. Glorious Five pressed up a seven-track EP and bought sufficient copies to place some cash in younger Wiz’s pocket.”

The dialog then strikes to what makes him the king of Afro Pop and the characteristic that earned him a Grammy.

“In the 2010s, that Black Atlantic wave grew to become a world phenomenon, and Wizkid was the scene’s standard-bearer—a place solely solidified when he collaborated with Drake on “One Dance,” which grew to become the most-streamed music in the world,” GQ writes.

“By the time Beyoncé launched her Black Is King visible album for Disney’s 2019 remake of The Lion King, there was just one artist she may have known as to offer the right Afro-diasporic stamp of approval on “Brown Skin Girl.”

‘Essence’, his famed song with Tems has been a Billboard chart success and on that collaboration he says; “You know, I’ve recognized Tems…I am unable to even truly bear in mind how we met, however I do know I introduced her out for one of my reveals in Lagos. We had talked about working and I went again dwelling to file.”

“She got here by to the resort and we laid down the concept. It was simply easy. Just lay down the melodies, and she or he did not even suppose something of it. She felt like we needed to do one other file, however I already knew we had magic.”

The interview ends with him speaking about his love for brand spanking new artistes, colloborations and what’s means to evolve from Wizkid, to Star Boy and now Big Wiz.


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