In mood of the 10 Years (A Decade) Celebration of BIG WIZ’s debut music project, We Present “Superstar” Album by Wizkid.
Wizkid – ‘Superstar’ Album…. At 12, Wizkid (born Ayodeji Balogun) was already primed for stardom. He began his career under the moniker Lil Prinz, trying to make it as a rapper in his hometown, Surulere. Nearly a decade later, when his talent caught the attention of top Nigerian label Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E), the singer was already ready to step into the limelight. His simple yet effective melodies helped him cruise to victory, a style evidenced through a feature on M.I’s “Fast Money, Fast Cars.”
In 2011, the singer released his debut album Superstar, an ambitious 17-track cut of party bangers and romantic numbers that made him one to watch in the burgeoning Afrobeats scene. Songs such as “Don’t Dull” and “Pakuromo” became the soundtrack for an entire generation of listeners who connected to the singer’s message of rising from grass to grace. Wizkid describes many of the songs on Superstar as being from “a very raw place,” admitting that he was just a young man with a dream of making good music. Back then, he barely had the pockets to get by, but with close friend and mentor Banky W. by his side, he fashioned a way. “Banky W. actually named that album,” he tells Apple Music. “He used to call me Superstar and he just named it that. We didn’t really know what we were doing, we were just making [songs] together and hoping that people would love them.”
“Superstar was my first introduction to the world,” he continues, “and people accepted me and my music with open arms. I think I’ve grown since then, both as a person and musically, and it’s beautiful that people are still riding with me simply off the strength and feeling of the music. I think it’s a testament to the shared love for music between me and my fans.” As his debut album celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2021, Wizkid takes a look back at where it all began, tracing the story of Superstar through its essential tracks.
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