With the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Tekno Ayo Jay and YCEE signing international deals in the past months, Osagie Alonge breaks down the true essence of the deals and what it means for the Nigerian music industry
Wizkid, new RCA Records Signee recently released ‘Come Closer’ ft Drake video. The video has been a record-breaking hit for Wizkid despite Drake did not feature in the video.
Osagie Alonge on Facts Only looks into how Drake’s absence affects ‘Come Closer’, Wizkid’s ability to break into the North American music market and much more.
First of all, Wizkid’s ‘Come Closer’ ft Drake video had over 1m Youtube views in 20hours. This is a huge success for Wizkid.
Many Wizkid’s fans have called out Drake for not showing the Starboy boss video. There is more positive to what Drake has done for Wizkid than not appearing in the video.
Wizkid ‘Come Closer’ ft Drake video was directed by Nigerian-born, Uk-based director DAPS.
DAPS is the brains behind the music videos for Migos’ ‘T-Shirt’ and Jordin Sparks’ ‘Double Tap’.
Wizkid ‘Come Closer’ ft Drake video features American models, Bria Myles and Chasity Simone. However, Drake is conspicuously missing from its entire length.
Wizkid ‘Come Closer’ ft Drake video is sparse yet colourful with dark-skinned models dressed in african prints and Wizkid being his trademark self.
‘Come Closer’ is the newest single off Wizkid’s upcoming project tentatively titled ‘Sounds From The Other Side’ and was premiered last month on OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1.
No matter how successful Music award shows are, they will be always be layered with controversies and arguments about the nominations and winners. This year alone, the MTV Mamas, AFRIMA held with many talking about the category winners.
With The Headies coming up, Osagie Alonge touches on the recent controversies and what to expect in the coming months.sports and more.
A lot of controversy surrounding artists and record labels in Nigeria have gone down over the years.
Osagie Alonge discusses who is at fault and what solutions need to be implemented.”