With more than a decade spent at the core of the industry, Wizkid has adopted a sedentary approach to music in the last couple of years. The self-proclaimed Starboy promised his dotting fans an album last year, rinsed and repeated the same promise this year but failed to deliver. He’s left his fans parched and hung up on the earlier released Ghetto Love, Joro and his quotable verse on Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girl. However this week, the wait comes to an end. Like the otherworldly star he is now, he creeps up today with a full-length mix of feature singles titled SoundMan Vol. 1, an apt and self-explanatory title for the structure of the 7-track EP.
Built on the backs of longtime collaborators including Blaq Jerzee, Kel-P, DJ Tunez, and Chronixx, the Sounds From The Other Side reminiscent project is chock-full of mood-inducing and waist controlling singles dazzled with jazzy embellishments and diverse, groovy instrumentals that still seem to churn with Afrobeat aesthetics and lyricism despite the abundance of foreign sounds on the stellar project.
Opening with Jam, a definite bop assembled to ready the mind and body for deep whining sessions, SoundMan, with its string of sexy metaphors and swooning sounds, is the realization of the lyrically powerful Wizkid fans have been clamoring for since the realization of the extent of his talent on STFOS. Made In Lagos is sure to be a wild experience now with 7 more strong singles included in Wizkid’s discography.