By Ayeotan Shola
Yassss! you heard well; Wizkid made it to 12th on The Fader Magazine’s List of 107 Best Songs of 2015.
This is still definitely Wizkid’s year as international recognition keeps on rolling in for the talented musician.
His awareness in the music world level went up another notch today after top international Magazine, FADER listed his song, Ojuelegba as the 12th best song of 2015 across the world.
There is no doubt that Wizkid’s ‘Ojuelegba’ was a huge hit in 2015 – and it got even bigger when Drake and Skepta jumped on the track a couple of months ago.
The list is topped by Skrillex and Diplo’s ‘Where are you now’ featuring Justin Bieber.
Wizkid’s song lands on number 12 after Drake’s Hotline Bling (4th) and Kendrick Lamar’s Alright (11th).
Featured on the list too is, Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds” feat. Kanye West, and Paul McCartney (2nd), and Fetty Wap’s “679” at (17th)
Describing the song, Fader says:
“Let’s get what we all already know out of the way: Drake hopped on this song from Nigerian artist Wizkid for a remix, generously making the song more famous (at least in America) than it might’ve been on its own in 2015. But let me state this clearly and definitively: the song never needed him. No matter the celebrity, you can’t improve on perfection, even if the Skepta verse that accompanied Drake’s on the remix was pretty great. No, “Ojuelegba” is best on its own, a graceful slice of rhythm that does not need cultural translation. Like Popcaan’s “Everything Nice,” the iconic global jam from last summer, it has a message of grace, thankfulness, and happy perseverance that resonates in every home. And that beat? It’s got a shoulder-shrugging momentum so joyful, how could it not have wound its way all over the world? —Alex Frank”