For two years, Nigerian star Wizkid has been talking about his next album which we have come to know as Made In Lagos, and it is his most sophisticated album, setting limits for western cultures.
The development of the project started towards the end of 2019 with the release of “Ghetto Love” and “Joro”. The album he identified as “the best he’s ever made, has a scheduled release date of July 17th but was rescheduled.
However, on September 17, the star dropped his single “No Tension”. Along with the single, a new album release date was disclosed by the artist. And was again rescheduled due to unrest in Nigeria arising from the need to curb defect of police brutality through EndSARS demonstration.
A movement with which Wizkid himself is a close associate. Leading protests in London and calling on other celebrities and musicians both in and outside Nigeria to join in.
Made in Lagos is the fourth studio album by Nigerian singer Wizkid. Released on October 29, 2020.
Wizkid is said to have worked on his latest project with several musicians. Made in Lagos, which is his fourth album confirmed the idea that Nigerians are better at doing it, unlike his previous one where mostly international artistes such as Drake, Major Lazer were featured.
Even though he still featured artistes from a global scale, such as, Blessed, featuring Damian Marley, California (Smile with HER), London (Skepta, Ella Mai) and home-Essence, featuring Lauryn Hill-ish stunner with Nigerian R&B singer Tems, and Ginger duets with fellow African giant Burna Boy.
Several producers will be working on all of which include long-time singer collaborators such as Blaqjerzee, Sarz, and Mut4y, and others across West African such as London, P2J Music, and Juls.
These are beautifully crafted songs for under the lights, wherever you are, but Wizkid needs the world to remember where it came from and where it ‘s going next as Afrobeats continue to evolve.