Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot more of Wizkid than we’ve seen since the release of his him since his moderately sophomore album nearly two years ago. From releasing new singles and videos to interviews, the singer seems to be all over the media. Recently BBC, Channel4 released the video of their interview with Wizkid confirming what most Nigerians already know about modern Afropop and Wizkid’s place in the progression of renewed global awareness.
A lot of people have attributed his rising profile to international features starting with Drake’s remix to chart topper, “Ojuelegba”, During his interview with Channel 4, Wizkid explains how that came to be. “He Played That To Drake And Was Like: Bro You Need To Get On This. This Is The Hottest Song Right Now.” He talks on how Afropop is becoming a global genre and the global audience is catching up on it.
Despite the short duration of the interview, several topics including how Wizkid’s fame has affected his immediate family were discussed. Wizkid’s Channel 4 appearance is in line was the string of appearances the StarBoy has been making in rumoured preparation for an album release.
Watch the full Wizkid interview below.