– Wizkid’s Made in Lagos Makes Top 50 album in the world by The Guardian
– Made in Lagos is the only album from an African artist on the list
– The Guardian ranked Made in Lagos 43rd globally, ahead of Selena Gomez and Jessy Lanza
In what is described as the countdown of the best albums of the year, from poetic pop to avant- jazz and confessional disco, The Guardian has compiled a list of the best 50 albums of the year and Wizkid’s Made in Lagos made the cut.
The album dropped on the night of October 29 featuring a divers roll call of artist including HER, Skepta, Ella Mai, Damian Marley amongst notable names. In a review of the album, Kate Hutchinson, in describing the sound wrote ”These are superbly crafted songs for under the sheets, wherever you are, but as Afrobeats continues to grow, Wizkid wants the world to remember where it came from and where it’s going next.”
She went on to she says that his fourth album is his most sophisticated yet. It is a major achievement nevertheless for Star boy as his is the only African Album on the list.
Meanwhile, Wizkid fans have practically declared a World Wizkid day as they celebrate the star for representing his home country well even overseas.
It can be recalled that when the album was first released, a lot of people mocked Wizkid for the slow beat and flow as opposed to Davido’s A Better Time album which kept people streaming for days as they appreciated its fast flow and lyrics which of course customary with Nigerians and appeal more to their mood.
Congratulations Wizkid, another feather to add to your cap.
Meanwhile, we earlier reported that Forbes has announced former Nigerian minister of finance and director of the World Bank, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the 2020 African of the year in a statement released yesterday, November 1.