For the October issue of GQ Magazine, Afrobeats superstar Wizkid opens up to Edwin Houghton about spending time in Ghana with his family and making his new album.
“He’s the guy Drake and Beyoncé call up whenever they need a continent-spanning smash hit. Now, Lagos’s own Wizkid is taking over speakers everywhere with the sounds of home,” GQ says of the Grammy award-winning singer.
In a way, it’s easy to see why the nickname Little Prince has trailed Wizkid, born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, since he started making music in the mid-2000s. It’s a career arc that runs parallel with the emergence of Afrobeats as a distinct genre, or at least as a distinct wave within Afropop.
Read the complete feature on GQ.