Somewhere between afrobeat and reggae, hiphop and dancehall, from a boyband called Glorious Five founded in a church in Lagos at the age of eleven with the stage name Lil Prinz, to the very top of Billboard charts as a respected songwriter and successful singer. Wizkid is in many ways the posterchild for the explosion of afrobeat into the American and European mainstream music world, taking over airwaves and charts alike while influencing the pop landscape, and for good reason: as one of Nigeria’s biggest and most popular artists Wizkid branched out of the bigger African music world, having Tyga and Wale as guests on his 2014 album Ayo, Skepta and Drake as remixers of his 2015 single ”Ojuelegba”, guesting Drake on his monumental single ”OneDance” in 2016, and featuring plethora of well-known hiphop and R&B figures for his well-received 2017 album Sounds from the Other Side. Wizkid will be spending 2018 touring sporadically, bringing his rhythms to Slottsskogen and Way Out West in August.
Wizkid will perform in Slottsskogen on Saturday August 11. Get tickets for one or three days here!