Is WizKid’s “Made in Lagos” The Best Nigerian Album Ever Made?


Is WizKid’s “Made in Lagos” The Best Nigerian Album Ever Made?

Is WizKid’s “Made in Lagos” The Best Nigerian Album Ever Made? 

Wizkid has defied all the odds and put the motherland on the map.

He’s made rivals happy for his success and changed the way Afrobeats is viewed on a global level, setting new records as he continues to soar high, riding the waves of his “Made In Lagos” album.

Seriously, how does he do it?

Made in Lagos,” released less than a year ago, was Wizkid‘s first album in three years. Since the much-criticized “Sounds From The Other Side” in 2017, Wizkid has been consistently trying to recreate his sound.

For Wizkid, it’s all about the sound. He doesn’t care about the lyrical content, he just needed to create a cohesive sound that would penetrate the deepest parts of the West and from there catapult the Afrobeats sound to a much bigger audience. More recognition, more Awards, more charts, more money, more respect for other African artists.

Made in Lagos Has Set A Lot Of Records

So far, “Made in Lagos” has not only achieved what it seemed like it set out to achieve, but it’s becoming more than anyone could possibly have imagined it will be.

The album took over Nigeria and Africa, slowly entering into the hearts of fans, song by song. Earlier this year, “Essence” became a global hit; the “song of the summer” and became the first Nigerian song to enter the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 songs.


The last time Wizkid was in that zone, he was there cause Drake featured him. Now, he’s there, all by himself. And what’s better? He put Tems on and carried her along.

Made in Lagos” tour, which includes venues in Europe and America, is the biggest any Nigerian has ever had. Off of this Made in Lagos wave, Wizkid sold out the O2 Arena thrice. There’s only so much you can do with one album unless you’re Drake.

He released a deluxe edition of the LP, weeks ago, and it has successfully restored the hype around the album, even as Wizkid tours around the world, putting the motherland on. Sensational.

It’s Not Just Hype, The Music Is Top Notch

Musically, “Made in Lagos” has not been touched by any album released recently. In fact, in the past 10 years, there’s not been any Afrobeats album that is as structured, sonically correct, and perfect as Wizkid‘s MIL.

The album is no doubt going to go down as a classic. Because the significance this album has in the industry will not just go away. Not for a long time, anyway.

What do you think?

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