In the early hours of today, Wizkid released his highly-anticipated single Joro. He released the song under RCA records and premiered it on Beats 1 radio with Oldman Ebro. Wizkid drops the song just in time for Independence day.
Wizkid released his first official single of the year, Ghetto Love, in the beginning of September. The song received mixed reactions and that appears to have been the singer’s motivation for releasing the new single Joro. Apparently, it’s the second single from his upcoming album Made In Lagos. The song was produced and co-written with Northboi.
A music video accompanied the song. The video was shot in England and Nigeria. From the visuals down to the storytelling, everything was on point. And from the rollout, it appears as if Sony is ready to go all out in the promotion of the song. Later this year, Wizkid will be going on a Starboy Fest tour. He’ll be headlining BBC’s 1Xtra Live Festival on October 5th. Also, he will be the headliner at 1Dance Africa 2019, Australia’s first ever Afrobeats festival, on October 11th in Sydney and October 12th in Melbourne.
Since the release of Joro, there have been different reactions from music lovers on Twitter. Just as expected, there are people who are heaping praises on Wizkid and believe that Joro is the song of the year. For some other people, Wizkid has quite lost the sauce and is simply incapable of making a hit song. Mostly, opinions on music are subjective and no one holds the authority to say if a song is good or not. It’s left for you, as a fan or general music lover, to decide what it is.
Check some of the reactions from people on Twitter.
So this is the Wizkid’s Joro you people are calling trash? It’s obvious people have nothing to say and they say crazy shits. pic.twitter.com/LIQquIC31r
— Diogenes (@The_Nifemi) October 1, 2019
So Tomorrow Trends Table is going to be like
Nigeria at 59
Finally Titians would be flushed away??
Thank you Jesus
— Trouble Maker ?(G.O). (@ObongRoviel) September 30, 2019
I’m not a Wizkid’s fan, I only just heard Joro by mistake now and the song is banging. I love it ❤️
— Sally (@is_salsu) October 1, 2019
WIZKID JORO OHHHHH LORDDDD SEE TUNEEEEEEEEEEE ??????????????
— mr boombastic ? (@BlaqBonez) September 30, 2019
2seconds wizkid Ghetto Love flopped, now he has released joro later his fans will start carrying Photoshoped INVOICE of how the song went Gold in Canada and bronze in Australia… pic.twitter.com/1ciXtAGsPg
— A GOOD TIME JORDAN ? (@Talk2jordan_lee) September 30, 2019
People complaining about Wizkid’s Joro already.
You all should chill though.
Song might not hold replay value over here but it would be heavily felt over there in the US/UK.
He’s probably back to that Caribbean sound feel circa 2016 when he dropped Sounds From The Other Side.
— Your Fave Writer (@YourWriterGuy) October 1, 2019
So Wizkid didn’t drop single from January till September only to drop one Kolonbiko and Joro ??? that you people expect to grow on you ??
Grow Ko Germinate ni
— Ewure Of Africa ? (@Dehkunle) September 30, 2019
Wizkid fans after listening to Joro.
— Omoniyi Israel (@_omoissy) September 30, 2019
Damn! I couldn’t even finish watching the Wizkid joro video ??♂️… Both the song and the video are just off… WTH! with those lyrics…So this is the Joro y’all have been anticipating for?…. pic.twitter.com/p09qk7j8W5
— Canadian Landlord ?? (@ItsHarlarbi) September 30, 2019
Burna Boy has truly exposed many A list Artists in Nigeria, Nobody can FELA like him.
That Fela’s “JORO” mantra was embarrassed by wizkid tbh
— Lamarr ❁ (@Kinglamar___) October 1, 2019
— *♥Mo’shine*♥ (@Mojisoulja_G) October 1, 2019
If Wizkid takes over Independence on the Trends Table tomorrow with #Joro Forget it Wizkid is now the President of the republic of Nigeria ??
— DREYLO (@RealDreylo) September 30, 2019