Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Dr Sid Says Wizkid” Balogun Has Put Nigerian Music On the World Map,

Advertisement

Advertisement - Mobile In-Article

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dr Sid Says Wizkid” Balogun Has Put Nigerian Music On the World Map,

Boiler Room in collaboration with British Council, spoke with key entertainment figures to discuss the evolution of Nigerian music over the last two decades; state of the music industry and how the genre, “Afrobeats” could be problematic.





Dr Sid, during the interview, gushed about Wizkid’s performance in the international scene. “We are very proud of Wizkid for what he has done and what he is doing”, he said.

“He has actually put Nigerian music on the map, tomorrow it could be Davido, next tomorrow, it could be Korede Bello, Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay. They are all artistes that are getting recognised now in the music that they do in Africa.
“What we need is to get the music on bigger platforms, proper global distributions, proper radio placement.


 If you wanna break the sound, you can actually say, “You know what? Every day on BBC or hot97, we are gonna play you music from Africa because that is the new sound”.
The doctor bemoaned the insignificant recognition according to African music, which he described as the “new sound”.

“It is taking longer for the world to actually recognise it but that is the new sound. Dance is there, electronic music is there, hip hop is there but the African sound is different, it is groovy and it makes you wanna move. You can see the infusion of that coming in a lot of songs than you actually know have African influence.
“For me, what is most important is sound and the core element of the sound remains African.”


Source: The Cable



*Teethy smile*


29 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Young boy making money and name.
      His parents must be so proud of him.

      Delete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. But i thought Psquare did that first? Cos they have featured international artists too
    Oh well.. what do i know?

    ReplyDelete
  4. The only problem I have with Wizkid is his diminutive size. The same I did not like our VP

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Abeg shut up u fool, internet troll

      Delete
    2. But it is God that created them like that. No one can increase his/her height or size right?

      Delete
  5. He's on point no doubt....keep soaring baba nla....Better pikin. *shabba*

    ReplyDelete
  6. Stupid talk, fela did it, tu Baba also did! Empty head no wonder he has no hit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Even Sunny Ade.

      Delete
    2. You wey get head,wetin you done achieve?

      Delete
  7. l assume he doesn't know Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the Afro beat master.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Mtchewwe..they're just hyping this guy..

    ReplyDelete
  9. Before Wikid,Sunny Ade was. Sunny Ade even went on to make a cameo in a hollywood movie. He also sang the soundtrack for a few. He says he didn't want interference with his 🎶, that was why the deal with island records didn't work out,but paved the way for other African greats e.g Yossou Ndo. He had also been nominated for 2 grammy awards,has collaborated with Stevie Wonder.Femi Kuti has been nominated forb3 grammys and has collaborated with Macy Gray and most times is in the US for concerts.Fela nko? Majek Fashek?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hail you. You know music history.

      Delete
  10. Wot of Angelique kidjo

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh people!!!!

    Sigh

    But dr Sid didn't say Wizkid was the first to do so nah.
    BC is collaborating with Wizkid and a fellow colleague pours encomienda on him, yet people still find a way to hate on that?

    Amazing!!!!

    ReplyDelete

Disclaimer: Comments And Opinions On Any Part Of This Website Are Opinions Of The Writers Or Anonymous Persons And They Do Not Represent The Opinions Of StellaDimokoKorkus.com

Pictures and culled stories posted on this site will be given due credit and is not the fault of StellaDimokoKorkus.com if website culled from misrepresents source of story.

If you have a complaint or a story,Please Contact StellaDimokoKorkus.com Via

Sdimokokorkus@gmail.com
Mobile Phone +4915210329280