International sensation, Wizkid is among the big acts to perform at this year’s edition of the Hype Festival in Oberhausen, Germany between 24th and 26th of August this year. Other artistes to perform along side Daddy Yo include British star, Giggs (not the Ex-Man U player o), $uicideBoy$, Playboi Carti to mention but a few. The HYPE Festival was launched in 2016 by the concert and booking agency Streetlife International and has always been considered the event that presents the artists who are the next big thing on the street. While in the first year acts such as Post Malone, Skepta, MHD and the Section Boys brought the open-air stage in Cologne Ehrenfeld to light, in 2017 Turbinenhalle was even closer to the previous edition at the festival grounds. The HYPE Festival 2017 welcomed on three stages artists such as Migos, French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign etc.
Oluwa Burna as he is fondly called by fans is in the best form of his life right now. From the amicable settlement and release from detention over robbery allegations against him by Mr 2Kay, to news of claims that he wrote 5 songs on Drake’s “More Life” album (which Drake hasn’t come out to dispute), to being the only featured artiste on Grammy-nominated rock band, Fall Out Boy’s recently released album, on the track ”Sunshine Riptide”, to his successful album listening party in London, attended by such industry heavyweights as Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi etc, to the massive airplay the single “Heaven’s Gate” with British Pop singer Lily Allen, off his “Outside” album is generating all over the world. Burna Boy’s vocals in Jamaican ”patois” language and Lily Allen’s peculiar singing style blends perfectly with the dance hall instrumental of the song. The video which was shot in London is simply a fine blend of cockney vibes and Indian rhythm that gives the song a more diverse appeal. Suffice it to say that the song has Grammy written all over it.
I won’t be surprised if this song makes it to the summit of the UK Billboard a couple of weeks from now. It is already making waves in the UK, Nigeria, South Africa, Venezuela, Brazil and other parts of America.
Burna Boy’s real names are Damini Ogulu. He grew up in Rivers State but later relocated to Lagos. He attended Montessori International School and Corona, Agbara for his secondary education.
The former Mo’hits partners are set to drop a hit song very soon. The song, produced by Don Jazzy has D’banj playing his harmonica with so much dexterity as in the good old days of “Tongolo”, “Mobolowon” and “Why me” which endeared him to Africa.
It is not certain yet which day the song will be released, but a reliable source who spoke to Oversabi suggests the song will drop on April 1, 2018 (April Fools day) which also doubles as Easter Sunday.
I like the song in particula and i’m sure you guys will love it when you hear it. Don’t forget you heard it here first!
It will be recalled that the reconciliation move was engineered by DMW boss, Davido who re-united the entire Mo’Hits crew and had them perform in his the 30 Billion concert in December, 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Yeezy’s much anticipated album PRESSURE dropped on Friday 15th December and it’s banging. Just like we reported earlier, ”The Life” which features Wizkid and Trey Songz is one of the biggest tracks off the album. Starboy Wizkid shows his versatility on the hook with a ”never been heard before” American accent. The cleanness and the smoothness of his delivery is top notch and goes a long way to show Wizzy’s talent. The song has over 80,000 views on Spotify in less than 48 hours of release.
Ahead of Jeezy’s album “Pressure” which drops on the 15th of December, 2017, the rapper dropped by for an interview on the “Everyday Struggle” show where he talked about the artiste-features on his album. On the first video, around the 7 seconds mark, he particularly talked about Wizkid. In his words… ‘..Like i respect what Wizkid does..I saw it..live in person..i didn’t understand it but when i saw it..’like.. woh!..’
In the second video, when asked what songs were fans’ favorites from the album listening party, he said “Erm…a lotta people like the Tory Lanez record with (Rick) Ross, a lotta people love the…uhm… American Dream of course (with JCole and Kendrick)…a lotta people love the Wizkid record with Trey Songz…as far as the Jeezy records you know…uhm…this is it..was a crowd favorite..uhm..in ‘Spyder’…”
Below is the track list of the Pressure album. Wizkid is featured alongside Trey Songz on the 12th track titled “The Life”