Wizkid’s #SFTOS Projects Nigerian/African Producers To A New Level
izkid’s first collection of work under Sony/RCA Records – Sound From The Other Side – is a noteworthy icebreaker for the African music industry in more courses than one. While we praise this immense point of reference, and how far the Kid from Ojuelegba has come, it’s vital to reveal some insight into the criminally unsung legends on the “opposite side”; the makers.
On #SFTOS, Wizkid conveys some of Africa’s most gifted beatmakers along significantly. Of the 12 tunes on the “mixtape”, 8 are created by Nigerians, a ninth by a South African, leaving the last 3 to their remote partners.
Sarz (Sweet Love, Come Closer, African Bad Gal):
Sarz has earned his stripes in the amusement. He’s viewed as one of the finest makers outta Africa, and as it should be. Over the most recent few years, the previous Trybe Records 2.0 endorser has turned into a nearby Wizkid relate, while keeping up his autonomous status (he’s not marked to Starboy).
The “Beat of Life (Samba)” maker gets the joint-most noteworthy generation credits with 3 tracks on #SFTOS. He’s additionally the genuine mind behind Drake’s “One Dance”, despite the fact that he wasn’t formally credited for it.
Sarz and Wizkid (Instagram: @Wizkidayo)
Spellz (Picture Perfect, One For Me, Sexy):
Like Sarz, Spellz scores 3 bangers on #SFTOS. “Picture Perfect” is an early fan most loved as it ticks all the privilege boxes with regards to speaking to the women, “One For Me” is the better of the 2 Ty Dolla $ign joint efforts, and “Hot” is the mark Afrobeat tune you hope to hear on a Wizkid collection.
Del’B (Nobody, Gbese): Ever since Wizkid and Del’B made a hit with “On Top Your Matter” in 2013, you just knew these folks were going to keep cooperating. That science is obviously apparent on the Dancehall banger, “No one”, and the Trey Songz joint effort “Gbese”, a melody I hope to do well in Nigeria.
DJ Maphorisa (All For Love): The South African maker, known for such a variety of House hits, finishes the African arrangement of beatmakers on #SFTOS. The venture wouldn’t be a genuine impression of ‘sounds from the opposite side’ if there’s no sprinkle of House music, a class which completely ruled Africa 2-3 years back. Also, with regards to House music generation, you’d be unable to discover somebody superior to Maphorisa.
DJ Maphorisa and Wizkid (Instagram: @Wizkidayo)
The late 2015/mid 2016 hit, “Soweto Baby” emerges as an effective Wizkid-Maphorisa interface up. “Just for Love” was recorded around that same period, however was kept under wraps till #SFTOS dropped. It is accepted, in a few quarters, that Maphorisa additionally assumed a part close by Sarz on Drake’s “One Dance”, yet like Sarz, he passed up a major opportunity for the official credits. No apprehensions however. The chaps are as yet making hits; long may it proceed.
“Just for Love” (highlighting the destined to-be-resigned Bucie) is an individual fave.