American rap star, Rich The Kid has made a fresh appeal to Nigerian music star, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid for a music collaboration.
The Hip Hop act had first indicated interest in working with the Starboy Entertainment founder last year after he commented on “the Fever” crooner’s post and asked him to check his DM.
“Check dm g,” Rich The Kid wrote in September 2021.
It is not confirmed if Big Wiz replied him, however, months after, the ‘Plug Walk’ crooner has now taken to Twitter to ask for a collaboration.
He wrote; ”Gotta cook up with @wizkidayo”
See his post:
Who is Wiz Kid and why is he making waves across the world?
The global appreciation of West Africa’s Afrobeats music has grown significantly in the last decade. Afrobeats stars are touring the world, racking up record sales, winning awards and collaborating with big-name international artists.
In fact, seven of the nine African artists nominated for a 2022 Grammy Award – one of the world’s most sought after music awards – are West African. Most of these make music driven by Afrobeats sounds.
Afrobeats is a broad, generic term for African contemporary popular music with rhythmic and harmonic influences of West Africa’s highlife and Afrobeat traditions and Euro-American funk and hip-hop.
For the 2022 edition of the Grammy Awards, Nigeria’s Wizkid is nominated twice – for best global music album and best global performance. Wizkid won his first Grammy Award in 2021 for the video of Brown Skin Girl, a track he made with US superstar Beyoncé.
The 31-year-old stands out as a leading Afrobeats artist from Nigeria whose music has already made a huge sway on the charts of many countries. Wizkid boasts over 32 hits, more than 70 music awards, 50 singles and four albums, as well as sold out concert performances across Africa, Europe and America. As a result, he commands a fan base of more than 30 million combined followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
His songs straddle the rhythmic texture of Nigerian pop that connects with West African diaspora communities across the globe. And when it comes to his career, he set his eyes firmly on America and strategically propelled himself to global fame.