So recently Drake featured Wizkid on his latest single titled One Dance which also has Kyla on it, Drake complements a sample of U.K. house classic “Do You Mind” by Crazy Cousinz. This is a big deal and probably the biggest thing that ever happened to Nigerian music because everyone is now trying to find out who Wizkid is, knowing who Wizkid means knowing his music and knowing his music means knowing the origin of his music which is Nigeria.
Although critics have had a lot to say about the fact that Wizkid added just few lines to the record and Starboy’s voice appears only two times on the song, distantly merging his voice with dance-immersive percussion as he fires off a phone-edit bridge, One Dance plays up the Toronto native’s singing rather than his rapping with a stuttering drum and a persistent piano, but the truth of the story is that this song had stamped Wizkid’s name on the map as it is currently topping charts on world’s major and most credible music chart including ITunes chart in USA and Nigerian.
The said song may end up becoming #1 single on Billboard Hot 100 singles in America as it is an official single from Drake and not just a freestyle or remix, One Dance is different from a remix of Ojuelegba remix done by Drake released on July 12, 2015 with feature from UK rapper Skepta and Afro-pop star Wizkid. One Dance will definitely catapult Wizkid to greater heights as major international record companies are now interested in his music.
In this edition of “Facts Only“, Osagie Alonge of Pulse.ng evaluates and explains the effects of the relationship between Nigerian singer and one of USA’s best rapper, he breaks down what Wizkid career might have just turned into, watch the latest edition of “#FactsOnly With Osagie Alonge” above.