What Nigerians Really Want From Wizkid's 'Made In Lagos' EP
After appeasing a foreign audience with Sounds From The Other Side, Wizkid is coming back home with his 'Made In Lagos' EP.
The EP is expected to be a Starboy compilation album, with all the 'boys' on the imprint pulling their weight with 'Baba nla' himself.
Already the lead single from the EP, ‘Soco’, is creating a buzz online.
The song features a complete formation of Terri, Spotless and Ceeza Milli, all freshly recruited by Wizkid.
The last label album was 3 years ago with Chocolate City's ' The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation', and 3 years before that, Mavin Records 2012 'Solar Plexus' did not hit the spot for most music fans.
Now that Wizkid is jumping on the compilation train, Bounce News had a chat with music promoter, Alex Ozone, who has helped connect many Nigerian fans with celebrities, like Olamide, Patoranking, Tekno, and Skales, on what Nigerians really want from Wizkid and his 'star boys'.
Here are few things he highlighted.
1. Nigerians want the 'street'
"Wizkid is entering the street, when he is in Lagos now he spends more time with people, in Fela's Shrine, in different parts of the city'. The title of the album already tells you the kind of music to expect
This is what the people want. Songs that vary from deep, conscience and fun. Songs that connects to the people on the streets. Like that his hit song Ojuelegba," he told Bounce News.
2. Afrobeat should come home with something extra
"Wizkid would have to bring his 'A game' on this one. The EP has to have songs that show that he has grown, and is wiser.
Personally I think 'Sounds From The Other Side Was A failure, he should stick to Afrobeat, and add new sounds like he did in 'Soco', that is what people want to hear. Something fresh that would blow their minds away" he said.
3. Collaborations that compliment each other
"We pray that the collaboration on 'Soco' will not be a one off, and Wizkid can take the synergy created in 'Soco' and put it into the other songs in 'Made In Lagos' , this is one thing that most Nigerians will be looking forward to" he told Bounce News.
"I also hope that when he is doing the promotion of this album, that he does not use visuals of him smoking on social media, he is a role model to a lot of young people. He should take note," Ozone added.