Talented NigerianÂ musician icon AyodejiÂ Ibrahim Balogun,Â popularly known onÂ the world music scene asÂ Wizkid, who is billed toÂ perform at the HennessyÂ Artistry Concert slated forÂ Saturday, October 18 atÂ the Accra internationalÂ Conference CentreÂ (AICC), has revealed thatÂ he is working tirelessly toÂ become a global iconÂ through his music.
The â€˜Holla At YourÂ Boyâ€™ hit maker would beÂ sharing the stage with fellowÂ Nigerian artiste 2faceÂ Idibia, South African duoÂ Mafikizolo, GhanaianÂ artistes 4Ã—4, MzVee andÂ Edem and three of theÂ worldâ€™s biggest DJs;Â French Kiss, Virusky andÂ Nii Ayi Tagoe.
In a chat with EnglishÂ DJ and presenter TimÂ Westwood on the â€˜WestwoodÂ TV Talk Showâ€™, WizkidÂ said he draws inspirationÂ from legendary musiciansÂ Fela Kuti and BobÂ Marley who themselvesÂ became legends by doingÂ influential music in theirÂ time.
Wizkid, who is a musicalÂ genius whose style isÂ not limited to any genre,Â said, â€œI just want to takeÂ the music global withoutÂ changing my sound,Â maintaining what I soundÂ like and just making goodÂ music.
Since the time of FellaÂ and Bob Marley, youÂ know, no one from AfricaÂ has actually cut across. NoÂ one has done it the wayÂ theyâ€™ve done it, so itâ€™s likeÂ someone needs to do. IÂ feel really strong about itÂ and I know I can do it.â€