Wizkid released his much anticipated album, titled Made in Lagos on 30th October 2020 and the album has gone forward to be the most widely accepted body of work from an African artist.
Made in Lagos as it is titled, implies that the singer (Wizkid) was made from Lagos before he became a global star, but the sounds in his body of work was not ‘Made for Lagos alone.’
Basically most Nigerians didn’t flow along with the sounds when it first surfaced because it didn’t come with the regular sounds they are used to. A lot of criticism was thrown at Wizkid, mostly accusing him of trying to divert from his usual Afro beats sounds to Western sounds.
As the day goes, the album has proven to be worth the hype and wait as it keeps gaining positive reviews in and outside Nigeria. The album boost of a massive replay value which makes it stays on charts and competing with albums which are newly released.
The features on the album had a perfect blend to each song they are featured on. The beats lyrics and melodies were all on point.
From the album, the intro prepares the listener for a roll of more melodious tune to come while reminding them to be positive at all time even when they are doubted or wished bad. The second was for energizing while the third prepares you for love embedded couple of sounds that follows. At the end, Wizkid reminds his listeners nobody could do or take whatever they are meant to do from them.
The body of from is arguably the most talked about body of work from an African artist from the past and present decade.