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Made In Lagos: Review and Early Record Set

Made In Lagos shows Wizkid’s growth over the years. The album started with uptempo Reckless . . .

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The #EndSARS protests, a nationwide awakening of Nigerian youths who demanded change, end to police brutality and good governance saw Wizkid pushing back his highly anticipated Made In Lagos album. Being a key figure in the #EndSARS, releasing his album in that delicate scenario will be the utmost definition of hypocrisy and this forced him to push back the album’s release date. 9PM on the 28th of October, there was a sudden change in the artwork of Made In Lagos which was to be released on November 22, few minutes after he tweeted “#Madeinlagos in a min….next tweet” before announcing via his Instagram and Twitter handle @wizkidayo that his highly expected Made In Lagos album will be released on 29th of October, by 11:11pm, confirming rumors of the album’s track list that reportedly leaked weeks ago. When Wizkid put up the announcement of the release of his Made In Lagos album it sparked rays of joy through the spine of every music lover (yes, every music lover and the haters included). And as expected, the Starboy has finally answered the demand of the masses by releasing what his fourth studio album midnight of Friday.

The 14-track LP laced with melodic R&B, Pop and Afrobeat tunes front, back, up, down and centre is filled with nothing but positive vibes throughout.

Made In Lagos shows Wizkid’s growth over the years. The album started with uptempo Reckless, which has Wizkid declaring himself a winner though he knows people wants him to fail! Giving courtesy table shaking remark to clout chasers and unchanging ingrates in his life, unapologetically stating that he will do anything for family! Moving on to Ginger, a collab with the Odogwu, Burna Boy, They both call on the girl of their dreams to bring good vibes and energy toward them that they won’t fail to reciprocate such energy. Burna Boy did what he does best on Ginger, flowing effortlessly with a vibrant delivery before Wizkid registered a clean verse with his signature melodic voice, serenading his fans with the gift of voice he has been bestowed with.

Longtime seems like the next best thing, with Skepta spitting some intriguing punchlines (which kinds of gives me the vibes of their 2018 collaboration “Bad Energy”) on the first verse; by now you should know a Starboy and Skeppy link up is a certified banger and that’s what Wizkid does so on his verse and chorus by guaranteeing his girl a longtime love if she whines it for him. The next track is self explanatory in that Wizkid tells his girl to Mighty Wine and dance for him as the girl acknowledges Wiz to be her mentor.

Cold Mineral, cold pure water serves as the intro for the fifth track, Blessed and also reminds us of the root of the album, Lagos city, an ever bustling place and quite hot city (even when the high population is not taken into account). Just like the intro Wizkid and “The Gong”, Damian Marley did gives us cold water and soft drinks by supplying soothing melodies and vibrant tunes by recounting their many blessings like the gift of life, the life they live and gift of son amongst many other blessed things the creator has done for them. Following the uptempo reggae infused style of “Blessed”, Machala teams up with American R&B crooner on Smile, a song dedicated to that special someone which makes them smile and happy. On the chorus, they sing: “I love your love, yeahLove it when you smile, Say, I would do anything for my love, yeah, yeah, I would do anything for my love, yeah, oh Lord”.

The second UK based act to be featured on the Made in Lagos project, Ella Mai graced the halfway mark track, Piece of Me, the first officially released single of the album with her ever scintillating voice as she invites her lover not to hesitate to “come get a piece of me” ; Wiz doing what he does best, continue to show his soft side (a recurring theme of this LP) as he beckons on his lover to meet him at lobby for he knows only him can satisfy her sexually and he wants the pleasure for the long run.

Second officially released single, No Stress; True Love and Sweet One sees Wizkid continue the recurring theme of the album which is a soft tempo vibe filled with him professing his love for a girl. On “True Love”, Tay Iwar didn’t hesitate to show his alté root as he gives off an R&B laced with reggeaton rhythm on the song’s chorus and verse.

Essence confirms the collaboration statement Wizkid put up months ago when he tweeted: “Tems and I created Magic” and yes indeed, that song is magical! Enough said! Roma marks the second collaborative effort between label mates, Wizkid and fast rising music art, Terri; on this track they let off a rockstar feeling and vibes over the Blaq Jerzee produced record.

On the second to the last track of the love-themed R&B laced with reggaeton vibes album, Wizkid took the time just like the first track “Reckless”, he leaves a message for his haters, who he always prays for telling them in his own words: “dem no fit run my race” as he once again taps to the theme of the album, beckoning on his girl to do just as the title suggest, Gyrate to his melodies. Grace, the 14th and last track of the Made In Lagos album, Wizkid reminds us: “dem no fit my race” because in his words “steady I dey my lane”.

Quite expected for an album that took to years to make, anticipation builds up and once it drops, streaming services are over clouded and records must be set. Made In Lagos is not an exception to this fact as it has garnered more than 4 million cumulative streams in major streaming platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, Audiomack, Boom Play, setting records as the first Nigerian album released by a Nigerian artist to peak at No.1 on the U.S iTunes chart and UK iTunes chart in less than 24 hours while simultaneously topping the iTunes chart in nothing less than 14 countries including Nigeria and South Africa.

Wizkid pictured in his Starboy and Nike ollaboration jersey

Like Wizkid described his album on Beat 99.9 FM exclusive interview with OAP, Osi Suave, Made In Lagos telling fans to expect “good music”, humoursly adding “I can do the soco, I can do the Joro but fans should expect good music” and that’s a testament to the the Made In Lagos album.

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