Even more than his amazing capabilities to pick fights with nemesis and foremost Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji, Wizkid’s music prowess is near unparalleled. This fact has made it easy for him to maintain a loyal fan base through all the controversies that have surrounded him in the past and even now with his latest fight, which actually led some to tag him as sexist and crude.
While news media was abuzz with the possibility that Wizkid could earn himself some jail time after Linda Ikeji got the Commissioner of Police involved for a loose threat by Wizkid to enlist the services of his cousin to beat her up, Wizkid apparently had his eyes on the progress of his latest feature with Drake.
The song had already enabled him to garner a prestigious rep as the first Nigerian artiste to make the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 2 Spots on Billboard and Twitter trending 140 Charts but the hit track was not finished with it’s domination. Wizkid now has the additional bragging rights of a Nigerian singer who not only made the number one spot on the iTunes World Chart but maintained that top spot for one week and counting.
He shared this news with his fans on Twitter on Thursday night, tweeting; “One Dance has now spent one whole week at #1 on iTunes worldwide, madness”. This would mean that the singer is now making waves internationally. He had previously caused this much of a stir in 2015 when he broke the internet after Canadian rapper Drake dropped the remix of ‘Ojuelegba’ on his OVO Sound radio. He then made it unto FADER magazine where he revealed his future collaborative project, and later, he was profiled as one of the 12 innovative singers in the world who have what the magazine described as ‘the coolest’ sounds.
Vogue named him the Best Dressed Pop Star in Nigeria in February this year and with ‘One Dance’ proving to be a massive hit, the Star Boy seems unwilling to slow down.