Now, this is a major milestone for Nigeria’s music star Wizkid, as not only has he conquered the country’s entertainment scene and dominated African music with his songs(Though most have not reasonable lyrics), he has also crossed the border and gone up straight to Billboards charts which is a first for Nigeria as Drake’s ‘One dance’ shines the light on the Nigerian pop singer’s International presence.
Wizkid has become the first Nigerian artist to emerge on Billboard’s Twitter Last 24 hours chart courtesy of his feature in Drake’s’One dance’ song.
Two days ago, Drake dropped two singles, ‘Pop style’ featuring Kanye West and Jay Z, and ‘One dance’ featuring Wizkid and Kyla. On ‘One Dance,’ the 6 God gets assists from Wizkid, who he worked with last year, and Kyla, sampling the Crazy Cousinz remix of her song, ‘Do You Mind’. This raises the bar a lot higher for the star pop singer helping to improve his brand visibility. The tune ‘One dance’ features production by Ninteen85 with co-production credits by 40.
Wizkid already featured Drake in a remix to his ‘Ojuelegba’ fan favourite and award-winning song.
The single ‘One dance’ is off Drake’s forthcoming album, following his successful “What a time to be alive” released in 2015.
The collaboration was said to have come about thanks to Skepta, a friend of Wizkid, who introduced the song to Drake during a Wireless Music Festival held in London.
The crossover tune has gone on to have other covers and refixes with top artistes such as Sarkodie.
The star pop singer has had other international collaborations preceding this one with Drake. He has worked with Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo, Ty Dolla $ign, and recorded a hook with Coldplay’s Chris Martin for pop star Rihanna. A performance with Chris Brown was in the works also in South Africa at the ‘X Tour’, so was another recording with UK star Tinie Tempah, and Norwegian pop icons Nico & Vinz. The ‘Baba nla’ singer is also likely to put out new music with American- Nigerian singer Jidenna.
Drake also has released another single titled ‘Pop style’ featuring Jay-Z and Kanye West