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Wizkid speaks on his chances of succeeding in the US

Wizkid speaks on his chances of succeeding in the US

- Man of the moment Wizkid recently granted an interview where he spoke about his music, working with Drake, his parents and how he hopes to make an impact in the American industry

- Wizkid also revealed that he hopes to work with international musicians like Sia and J Cole

- As amazing as that sounds, some Nigerians still took the time to mock Wizzy's accent saying he now sounds British

Man of the moment Wizkid recently granted an interview where he spoke about his music, working with Drake, his parents and how he hopes to make an impact in the American industry. He also revealed how music is the only thing bringing Nigerians together, NAIJ.com gathered.

Excerpts below:

How he plans to succeed in the US

“Music is a universal language, you don’t need to understand what someone is saying to feel the music or love the music. For me, I feel like it’s just gonna bring this industry (Afrobeats) mainstream. It’s going to do a lot, it’s going to contribute, and probably take over the world.

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Wizkid speaks on his chances of succeeding in the US

Wizkid has revealed how he wants to break into the American music industry

Showing the world the real Africa

“No one has been able to take it there and show real Africa…and show what it’s about. There’s so much beautiful things in Africa. Africa is so beautiful, and that’s what I’m trying to do with my music now. Everyone has a little bit of Afropop sound-inspired. Look at Drake on his last album (Views); look at Alicia Keys with what she is doing right now with the sound on In common. Everything is coming back home. From my videos; I’m shooting at home, making sure we have African prints in my videos, I’m making sure I have my stuff tailored. I’m always strategic with it, so that the world can see it in a great light, and I feel like I can do that.

How he makes his international ‘collabos’

“So, before I get in the studio, before we make a record, we have to be friends, we have to talk, we have to communicate. If I feel like we have a connection and it sounds amazing, I won’t do it. I test their knowledge. I be like ‘What do you know about this music?’ Like (winks) you know what I mean. ‘What do you know about my records?’ Like sometimes, it’s ‘have you heard anything about African music? What you play to me or what you tell me about what you know, I’ll be able to say ‘It’s alright, let’s do it.’”

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How the music is doing better than the economy:

“For me right now, I would say it’s the music that is really giving the people joy. The economy is not amazing, the government can be doing better for the people. But the music is the only thing that is really attracting the people like worldwide ‘there’s something in Africa’.”

Parental Acceptance:

“My Dad used to fight me every time. ‘Don’t go to the studio, stay at home and study’. I just had my dreams and I just followed them here. But now my dad dresses up in the morning like Wizkid’s Dad. People take pictures with him on the streets. He’s just so proud, and that’s my joy to make them happy.”

Meanwhile, some Nigerians noticed that Wizzy now speaks with a slight British accent and they made their thoughts known via social media:

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