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WizKid (notjustOk Hype)

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WizKid (notjustOk Hype)

WizKid (notjustOk Hype)

As far as you can remember when did you start singing and how did you know you had the gift?

It all started at church when I was 11... I didn't join the choir because I wasn't too confident of my voice so I was just playing around with rap, but after I turned 14, I tried experimenting something new so I did a song and I actually sang and then discovered that was what I was good at. So I just stuck to it and tried developing more skills.

Wizkid1How and when did you get to that point where you knew you wanted to pursue this as a career?

I can't say I decided to pursue it as a career at a particular age. All I know is, when I started recording and performing I wanted to do it for life!

What was happening around the period you got on M.I's fast money fast cars and how did you land the feature?

[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/FastMoney.mp3]

I went to drop off stuff at M.I's place on a Sunday morning and he just played the beat and said "Wiz can u do something to this?" And I just started humming "if u don't talk money omo don't show up" and he said add a little bit off yoruba in there and "tobalowo" just came, in like 10 minutes I was done recording and that was it. After this song was released on MI's Talk About It album, let's just say, a lot of good things happened.

You are now signed to EME, how did that happen?

I went for a gig with M.I and Kel. Banky also performed at that show and then he invited us to his crib for lunch. We got there and for like an hour Banky didn't know I was Wizkid. When he heard someone call my name he was shocked and just started talking to my manager Osagie about working with me. He had heard some of my songs and had wanted to meet me. From that day, Banky was willing to support me, help me develop my talent and career. He believes in me to date and sees great potential. So thats how it all started and am loving it here.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctDvoQUGe4E[/youtube]

What new singles can we expect and where is Wizkid headed? What kind of mark are you trying to make in the music industry?

Wizkid is headed for the top... Aint no stopping me!... I'm here to change the industry for good. Wizkid is going to be a brand name in a few months. Everybody will want to associate with the brand WIZKID!!.. My singles will drop real soon... So my work will definitely speak for me!

WORLD PREMIERE - Hola at Your Boy (Unmixed)

[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Hola-at-You-Boy.mp3]

I see you have been touring a lot lately. What has the experience been like? What do you prefer performing live or recording?

Loving it man...though its stressful and I don't get to see my family on a regular, but they are cool with it. After all, the prayer has always been things falling in place for me for good so its cool. The experience is crazy though, fun as usual and I get to visit different cities and states that I always wanted to visit so its cool, really cool. I love performing with the live band, though I don't get to do that all the time but the live band has always been my thing.

Nice, so what city is your favorite so far?

Mehn, I love all the cities for different reasons..I can't even pick o..thats really hard 'cause Nigeria is a beautiful place and the more you travel the more you discover good things about your country so I just love Naija mehn. Lol!!

I can imagine. You did justice to the singles on Banky W’s album, how was the experience working with him and what have you learned from Banky music wise that has helped you?Banky_Wizkid

It was really cool working with Banky and still working with him... Every time I work with a different artiste it's always a different experience and I tend to learn something different so working with Banky was a W experience.. lol... I had fun in the studio from the first day we did 'Omoge you too much' and 'Tanker' was just something we just decided to play with... We didn't even know it was going to come out like that..but I've learnt how to stay dedicated to my work and be a better artiste so its really cool.

So how would you define your music? Can it fit into a genre?

I've always had problems defining my kind of music, because on different records I do different things. I just work with the sound basically; I guess thats why am the WIZKID... lol... but let's just say I make music. Anything that sounds good.

(Laugh) How did you even coin the name Wizkid?

The name WIZKID came about at an armed robbery scene in my house but I wouldn't wanna go into details because it wasn't a good experience..However, my sisters and cousins teased me with the name for a while and it just stuck!

Wow that's funny now, but I'm sure it was not funny then. So is there an album in the works and does it have a name yet?

Started working on my album already but don't have a name for it yet, but I am dropping singles real soon and it premieres on NotjustOk..hehe!

Lol! What are they called?
Holla @ ur BoY and GIDI GIRL..

WORLD PREMIERE - Gidi Girl (Unmixed)

[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Wizkid-Gidi-Girl.mp3]
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jtown rep
jtown rep
10 years ago

no need for fronting fronting girl...lemme tell u somting somting girl...no need for long ting...WIZKID is the future...love the lyrics to both joints...very OK!

concernedfamilymembe
concernedfamilymembe
10 years ago

Wizkid is the future of naija music... he writes well, sings well & performs well... What more can we ask for

yemi okanlawon
yemi okanlawon
10 years ago

this guy is a sean kingston immitation...nigerian musicians nowadays lack oreiginality...shame

J-hotness
J-hotness
10 years ago

Sick tracks even though unmixed... btw *SOUL-JA* the bbpin is a cool tune.. big ups!

dopeboy
dopeboy
10 years ago

soul ja dude dat song was crazy...Seriously d song was dope i already have d song on ma ipod...As 4 Notjustok "this site is supposed to feature artists that are upcoming".....Mehn dont blive everything u see on d internet.........adios.

elle
elle
10 years ago

wtf!!!how can u say he lacks originality?.....he's gud mehn!!

n cute 2...haaha!!

henry da Chocboy
henry da Chocboy
10 years ago

I'm loving this.. Heavy tunes! Yo Mola who produced the tracks?

Don Producer
Don Producer
10 years ago

from the begining of the song if u listen to it it's sounds foreign and familiar wiz or no wiz,good vocal,lyrics,the song is okay,the producer is 100..but i dont buy the idea and the concept.sing,rap,ragga,yeah he's d wizkid give us ur best in ur major style ..,the bridge of the track sounds familiar too much from foreign stuff

baddestgee
baddestgee
10 years ago

this bb pin song makes sense sha.... but bro u dont send a song today and expect dem to upload it same day....how long have u sent it and have u sent a reminder,flood their inbox mybe they will play it and upload it...

Diaspora Dude
Diaspora Dude
10 years ago

this is spam. notjustok ppl take this shit off. you want notjustok folks to put up your stuff then send it to them the right way. if you are an upcoming artist and your shit is WACK why should they post it hear??? get youir act together, do a mix tape, do some shows, put out some quality music...give it to DJ's....up and coming artists are lazy as fuck!!!! you think notjustok will make you a star???

Music Soul-Ja
Music Soul-Ja
10 years ago

Dog, i sent it to them over a month ago now.....

I dont spam people and i gave them a lot of time to respond.

I sent a very formal mail with a pic and all that so there you go.

Atleast i'm getting good feedback about the song @ Diaspora Dude

No be fight.... hehehehehe

Music Soul-Ja
Music Soul-Ja
10 years ago

Thanks @ J-hotness.....

He has more tracks and i'm trying all i can to get feedback from people as per the guy (Mistuuur Montana).

He's in Naija now trying to shoot a video and stuff.....

Thanks again.

Music Soul-Ja
Music Soul-Ja
10 years ago

Hi, y are you cursing @ Diaspora Dude? from you name you suppose get more exposure, haba....

You should ask questions before making accusations. Thank God say you no be God.

He has a mix tape and is trying to get his stuff together (isnt that the reason y upcoming artists are featured here?)

If you no like am at least give others a chance top jugde....

Music Soul-Ja
Music Soul-Ja
10 years ago

Thanks for the comment @ baddestgee.

I sent the song to them over a month ago....

almost 2 months now and even a pic and a brief profile of the guy.

I didnt even get a reply to say they dont like the song.

at least they should say that.

I actually sent them a mail asking if i could send a song to them and they replied appropriately, if they didnt reply in the first place, i wouldnt have bothered.

Look out for Mistuuur Montana, na small remain. lol!!!!

Thanks again.

Music Soul-Ja
Music Soul-Ja
10 years ago

Thanks for taking the time to listen and enjoy it @ Dopeboy.

He has another track called "Nogere" amongst a few others. Na that one i like pass.

Lets hope he makes it so he can add something different to Naija music industry....

Thanks again, keep banging the track man....

le'mmon
10 years ago

recording isnt an easy process..been in the studio with whizkid and know the stress...good song..love from cash - in family

ABDULLAHI
ABDULLAHI
10 years ago

wizkid is thrash , i sent him a mail trying to invite him for a paid show in kaduna and abuja he didnt reply me, i hate heady artists especially this young fools who should have humility and respect for people. how old is this immatured small idiot sef. call it hating or whatever nonsense u like .. thats what u bring to urself when u disrespect and ignore people wizkid is a rubbish copycat. and he will fail if he doesnt respond to peoples mails especially fans, well wishers and show promoters like me. quote me! and mark my… Read more »

observer
observer
10 years ago

lol!!! Mola OG nor school these jokers, them nor know say them gats go through management!!! Naija pepu una dey baffle pesin sef!

tosinadeda
tosinadeda
10 years ago

"wizkid is thrash , i sent him a mail trying to invite him for a paid show in kaduna and abuja he didnt reply me, i hate heady artists especially this young fools who should have humility and respect for people. how old is this immatured small idiot sef. call it hating or whatever nonsense u like .. thats what u bring to urself when u disrespect and ignore people wizkid is a rubbish copycat. and he will fail if he doesnt respond to peoples mails especially fans, well wishers and show promoters like me. quote me! and mark my… Read more »

alli
alli
10 years ago

@ABDULLAHI may ur family members cry ova u in 2010 for wishing dis boi bad luck..u shall die of envy nd will neva prosper in all u do...wizkid is d truth period!..u dis good for notin fool..if u put one more bad tin abt dis boi ehn!...ur mother will die first tin in d morn..may u neva come across anytin good in 2010!..

ABDULLAHI
ABDULLAHI
10 years ago

@alli

same goes to ur parents and ur unborn generations. u shall be imprisoned and never be set free. amin

ABDULLAHI
ABDULLAHI
10 years ago

@alli, may ur family members cry ova u in 2010 for putting ur mouth in what u dont know.if u put one more bad tin abt dis boi ehn!…ur mother , ur kids and your wife will die first tin in d morn..may u neva come across anytin good in 2010!.. and same goes to your father . ur family shall be wiped off.

dopeboy
dopeboy
10 years ago

ahhhhhhhhh!!!!Chairmen u guyz should take it easy with d curses abeg dey are 2 heavy and bitter 2 swallow abeg o.Abdullahi d guy must have hurt u really bad but not withstanding take it easy o..Life is 2 short.

ABDULLAHI
ABDULLAHI
10 years ago

@dopeboy , you are right , in the spirit of the 2010 new year , i cancel all my curses and return to senders all bad curses on me , wizikid will be successful , but he must never disrespect adults. i dont want to destroy his image so i am requesting that mola deletes all insultive posts on this thread including mine.

sorry for all but i just had to let out my anger. mola delete all insultive comments/posts

Mr. MoNeY GooD
Mr. MoNeY GooD
10 years ago

@Abdulahhi, c wetin u don cause for yaself, even if u were pissd at him which he probably didnt notice, u shldnt have bursted dat way. N:B no matta how much u h8 d Kid, ppl , still a ppreci8 him.

Lohres locs
Lohres locs
10 years ago

want to see... Naeto C ft wizkid........shud be a mad combo

Lohres locs
Lohres locs
10 years ago

damn this sad cursing dude ........is ur brain slow....or ur tut process on an ever declining rate.....wat in God`s name is your problem...the kid never harmed u....u are seriously not a naija dude...fake ass/bum dude......hope u don`t die soon...jeez...if the comment page is too sensitive for u,then take ya old self and head the f**k out

Bustaino!
Bustaino!
10 years ago

Wizkid z just a madt dude, his skills, songs, style nd stuffs r ill.i'm an artiste as well nd we r fwiends...he's good, he's good! So all y'all haters backout, k?!

Bustaino!
Bustaino!
10 years ago

"Wiz da Kid" z d real ish!!!

henry da Chocboy
henry da Chocboy
10 years ago

Knite house those boys are maaaaad! I missed the voiceover at the beginning. Wizkid is heavily connected sha; knite house crew, banky etc. He is in good hands. Good job to the producers cos its international standard

BZ
BZ
10 years ago

Holla at your boy is hot and I hope a good video is shot for it. I advocate some Elvis style dance moves which can compete with Alanta especially for the chorus in some circles. I hope a visionary director works on this song.

lazarous09
lazarous09
10 years ago

the dude is on point and i'm happy too see everybody had sumthin positive to say about the dude, keep it up bro, like ur style.

Number4
Number4
10 years ago

So he was the guy on M.I's fast money fast cars? Nice...That's one of my many favs off M.I's album...

Looking forward to hearing more of what wizkid has too offer.

Number4
Number4
10 years ago

Hmmm....I like gidi girl!!

J blings
J blings
10 years ago

big up bro...dis is someone that loves wat u're doing...If u need a dancer,you can call on me anytime andi will be there...

Joe Doesit Better
Joe Doesit Better
10 years ago

Holla @ ur Boi 🙂 Tight Dude...thumbs Up Widkid! dem no va c anything! It's ur tym MAN SWAG ON!!!!!!!!!!

Pryse
Pryse
10 years ago

I'd love to work with him

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ekezie francis
ekezie francis
9 years ago

Wizkid, u just got it all, pls be off shadowed, you are an artiste, you need to well known for your unborn talent.

jboy
jboy
9 years ago

wizkid you are maouthed this lyrics is too gbaski

HOJAY SUNNY
HOJAY SUNNY
9 years ago

wizkid no mind anybody keep doing what you like doing i love what u do
just do it the way it comes.....................
HOJAY SUNNY.

Teresa
Teresa
9 years ago

This is serious ohhhhhhhhh.The truth is dat no matter how good u are, people will always talk.If u r bad, they will still talk.So, if any1 shud worry abt wat pple say, u wunt move forward in life.So whether wizkid is good or not, he is earning his money and u guys r earning nothing for liking or hating him. If some people have sense, they will think of better things to do with their lives instead of poking their nose where it doesnt belong............I like Wizkid and i dont care whether he is copying any1 or not.If u dnt… Read more »

nosaosalenlen
nosaosalenlen
9 years ago

boy you are trying keep it up it,s your tallent

saviour
saviour
9 years ago

big ups 2 wizzzzzzzzz.....kid

bad guyz...
bad guyz...
9 years ago

wizkid fresh guy mehn i'm rili feelin yhu nice song fck all dose haters..

somto obi
somto obi
9 years ago

c u guys shld stop soporting evil wizkid is a rude fool at his age he has already started smoking drinking and d rest wat d hell is his mother doing about it

Ballack
Ballack
9 years ago

Wizzy Kid you just too hurt.......will like to work with you am good in raping and we look alike i think we can work out somthing..hehe Email me nigger we gat a lot to dicusee (michale.ballack@yahoo.com)