Made in Lagos by WizKid (Starboy/RCA)
As the Afrobeat movement gains traction, this Nigerian musician is poised to become not only its foremost exponent, but also its next superstar NewsReport gathered.
He’s been doing it for over a decade, but he’s clearly having a moment, as evidenced by the chart-topping single “Essence” f/Tems.
The album, which was recorded in Lagos, combines danceable grooves and melodic elements from around the world into a mighty tasty elixir, aided by guests such as Damian Marley, Burna Boy, and Skepta.
Wizkid will be the first African artist to be nominated in the big four(4) category at the Grammy’s if this happens.