6 Globally Famous Songs By Wizkid

Writte by Pharis Kinyua
Wizkid , born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is one of the most decorated Naija artists and for the right reasons which is why he prides in some of the biggest African hits globally.
Born on July 16, 1990, the Nigerian singer and songwriter has achieved global fame with his infectious Afrobeats sound. Known for his smooth vocals and catchy melodies, Wizkid has delivered numerous chart-topping hits that have captivated audiences worldwide.

He is a big name in and out of Nigeria a decade later and most upcoming artists look up to him for inspiration and guidance.

Some of Wizkid's globally famous songs, their release dates, production, albums, awards, and YouTube views.

Ojuelegba (2014)

Released as part of his sophomore album "Ayo," "Ojuelegba" became a breakout hit for Wizkid. Produced by Legendury Beatz, the song tells the story of his humble beginnings in the Ojuelegba neighborhood of Lagos, Nigeria.
"Ojuelegba" received critical acclaim and propelled Wizkid to international recognition. It won the Best Song of the Year award at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. The official music video has garnered over 58 million views on YouTube.

Come Closer" ft. Drake (2017)

"Come Closer" featuring Canadian rapper Drake was released as a single and became an instant hit. Produced by Sarz, the track showcases Wizkid's ability to blend Afrobeats with international influences. The song was well-received globally, peaking at number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Although it didn't win any major awards, "Come Closer" currently has over 133 million views on YouTube.

Fever (2018)
"Fever" was released as a single from Wizkid's third studio album, "Sounds from the Other Side." Produced by Blaq Jerzee, the song received both positive reviews and controversy due to its steamy music video featuring Tiwa Savage. Despite the controversy, "Fever" achieved commercial success and has amassed over 110 million views on YouTube.

Essence ft. Tems (2020)

"Essence" is a collaboration between Wizkid and Nigerian singer Tems. The song, produced by P2J, was featured on Wizkid's critically acclaimed album, "Made in Lagos." "Essence" received widespread acclaim for its laid-back vibes and captivating vocals. It won the Song of the Year award at the 2021 Headies Awards and has garnered over 152 million views on YouTube.

Joro (2019)

"Joro" was released as a single, building anticipation for Wizkid's "Made in Lagos" album. Produced by Northboi, the track blends Afrobeat and R&B influences, showcasing Wizkid's versatility. "Joro" received positive reviews and became a popular club anthem. The official music video has amassed over 247 million views on YouTube.

Soco ft. Terri, Spotless, Ceeza Milli (2018)

"Soco" was released as a single and became an instant hit, showcasing Wizkid's ability to create infectious dance tunes. Produced by Northboi, the song features Wizkid alongside rising Nigerian artists Terri, Spotless, and Ceeza Milli. "Soco" won the Best Collaboration award at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and has garnered over 129 million views on YouTube.

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