Freshly Squeezed: Introducing…WizKid

Published: Sunday 3rd Jun 2012 by Sam

With Afro-Beats making its long-overdue foray into the mainstream via the likes of D’Banj and Tiwa Savage, next up is Nigerian wonder WizKid.

Already a house-hold name is his West African native, the 23 year old saw his debut album become the fastest selling album in the region too.

And, as if his list of achievements weren’t meaty enough, Wiz won the 2011 MTV EMA Worldwide Act Award and 2011‟s MOBO Award for Best African Act. He is also nominated for Best International act at the 2012 BET Awards.

So pervasive is the rapper’s buzz that hitmaker Akon had no choice but to sit up and sign him to an International deal on his Konvict Music imprint in April of this year.


So given the ample hype, naturally one question arises: is it warranted? Check out the video for ‘Pakurumo’ below and let us know!

WizKid makes his London tour debut on June 4th. Click here for ticket details.

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  1. Steph June 3, 2012

    You always represent Naija music! LOVE TGJ!!! <3

  2. niccccca puhlease June 4, 2012

    Yaaaay! So proud of wizkid! Naija music is going places! Love TGJ u knw how to pick good artists! I hope we get to hear a lot more african music on air not just nigerian. Music trully is a universal language! N wizkid is amazing!

  3. chimah June 4, 2012

    Wizzy Wizzy!!! Keep doing us proud bro!!

  4. mildred March 12, 2013

    Love u wizzy

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