Wizkid, a multi-award-winning musician from Nigeria, is featured on the most recent cover of the American publication GQ Magazine. He discusses some of his favorite songs from his record.
According to Big Wiz, the “Wizkid” tracks he has collaborated on with various musicians, DJs, and producers are his favorites. He was on the cover of the “3rd Wealth Issue” of GQ Magazine, which was released on August 11, 2023.
The 33-year-old singer from Lagos, who holds a number of records in the international and African music industries, including being the first African artist and one of the fastest in the world to sell out London’s 02 Arena in under 12 minutes, speaks to GQ about the wonderful effects of collaborations on his career.
He stresses that he derives a lot of joy in collaborating with different artists, producers, DJs, and that some of the songs he has made with them are his favorites.
It’s not so surprising why they’re Wizkid’s favorites when you look at the records he has been able to achieve through working with international artists like Drake, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and Chris Brown.
‘I’ve always believed in collaborating. I actually enjoy working with other musicians. I like to hear different types of sounds, beats, productions, and vocals. It’s inspiring for my process overall,’ he says. ‘Collaborations have done a lot in my career. Some of my favourite records are those I’ve done with other artists, producers, and DJs’.
Wizkid also discusses how he has elevated not only his music but also his image over time, specifically from the era of his debut album ‘Superstar,’ released in 2011, to the most critically acclaimed album he has released, the Grammy-nominated ‘Made In Lagos,‘ released in 2021, to the most recent in his six-album catalogue, ‘More Love, Less Ego,’ released in November 2022.
He says about his growth: It’s not easy for me to properly articulate my evolution as an artist over the years.
However, the evolution is in the music. My bodies of work reflect my growth and evolution. The sound is elevated, along with even my image.
Wizkid looking fly for GQ Magazine ❤️ 🦅 pic.twitter.com/JNTO948Y0J
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