Nigerian star boy, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, widely known as Wizkid and American rapper Nicki Minaj will soon come out with a collabo album as reports reveal that the two artists have been working out something in the studio.
The two artistes got music buffs talking after Minaj, with 85 million followers, posted a photograph of herself and Wizkid on her Instagram page. Wizkid also has the photo on his Instagram page.
Wizkid’s career has been on a rise since he signed a record deal with international record label Sony music. His hit single with Drake also helped him gain more prominence outside the country.
After the release of his mixtape Sounds From The Other Side, his name has been on the lips of many. Wizkid has also begun working with several international stars.
Recently, he was spotted with Damian Marley (son of reggae icon Bob Marley), and rapper Young Jeezy now he was seen in the studio with popular female rapper Nicki Minaj.
He won 3 awards at 2017 Billboard Music Awards which held at the TMobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States in May 2017. His wins came from his collaboration with Drake & Kyla on last year’s One Dance
Wizkid recently won the highly coveted “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards for the second consecutive time.
Meanwhile, a video of Canadian rapper Drake performing what sounded like his collaboration with Wizkid “Come Closer” hit the internet a while back.
However, some quarters believe he was not performing the Wizkid song but his collaboration with Popcaan titled “My Chargie“(The Popcaan version was a released some weeks after Wizkid’s “Come Closer”), while others came for the artist after Wizkid and Nicki Minaj’s collabo news hit the internet for refusing to come closer to the youngster despite their collabo.
Wizkid had featured Drake in a song titled “Come Closer”. Wizkid also co-wrote “One Dance” with Drake and Kyla. Both songs were recorded at the same time but Come Closer was released the following year and Drake was absent in both videos of the song.
When the first video of the song dropped, Wizkid made excuses for Drake saying he had a family emergency during One Dance video shoot and Drake was on tour when Come Closer was being shot. ‘No bad blood, one love still”, he tweeted and quickly deleted afterward.
But when the second video of Come Closer was released and Drake was still absent in the video – this led to the speculation that the two artists had beef.
Sometime in July, Wizkid unfollowed Drake and this has further worsened the speculation.