WizKid completely winning in 2015 internationally. He’s no longer just the kid dominating Nigerian music, he’s now made a name for himself internationally.
Fader magazine ranked their 107 best songs of 2015, and WizKid’s Ojuelegba Remix with Drake clocked in at a very impressive number 12.
Here’s what they said about the song:
“Let’s get what we all already know out of the way: Drake hopped on this song from Nigerian artist Wizkid for a remix, generously making the song more famous (at least in America) than it might’ve been on its own in 2015. But let me state this clearly and definitively: the song never needed him. No matter the celebrity, you can’t improve on perfection, even if the Skepta verse that accompanied Drake’s on the remix was pretty great. No, “Ojuelegba” is best on its own, a graceful slice of rhythm that does not need cultural translation. Like Popcaan’s “Everything Nice,” the iconic global jam from last summer, it has a message of grace, thankfulness, and happy perseverance that resonates in every home. And that beat? It’s got a shoulder-shrugging momentum so joyful, how could it not have wound its way all over the world? —Alex Frank”
There’s no way you don’t see this and think, WizKid has finally made it to the big leagues.
Other top songs in the list include, Drake’s Hotline Bling, Jamiexx’s Good times and Skepta’s Shutdown.