After his feature on Drake's multi platinum selling track one dance, Wizkid has gone further beyond the shores of Africa to winning and sealing his place as the poster boy for Afropop. Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known by his stage name Wizkid started his musical journey from the age of 11 in the church before rising to prominence in 2010 after the releasing his classic song “holla at your boy“ under EME Records.
Perfect Picture is not the kind of track you will expect from Africa . Yet in its most subtle and charming way is the perfect track to view Africa outside the poverty ridden jungle so often propagated by the western press. Make no mistake about this track ; the writing , production and delivery was very intentional .
Wizkid signed a major deal with Sony RCA in 2016 and as expected , his obligation is not longer just to cater to his core audience in Africa . His sound must reflect his new listeners without over diluting his original sound. Wizkid sound is a bag of everything from Reggae, Bashment, Dancehall , Afrobeat and Latin music.
This particular sound was produced , written and performed by africans . I chose “Picture Perfect “ from Wizkid's new mixtape sound from the other side as it shows his growth from Afrobeats into mainstream pop. This is a very calm and wavy track, it solidifies Wizkid as a melody beast with yet another laid back approach on the undulating beat by Spellz. Picture Perfect is a perfect date night song . Just lay back and feel the wave.
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About the curator - TJConnects
TJConnects is a tech specialist that currently lives and works in London, with over 10 years’ experience within the diverse Infocomm technology sector . I have been able to manage working on a few music projects as ad-hoc from time to time.
My relentless passion for music has been well documented through my lens as an amateur DJ from college days then to working as a trainee stage manager for a Live band , and further evolving into a different role as an artist manager / A&R consultant for indie artist .
Curating beautiful sounds comes to TJ easy due his greatly soft obsession for music.