It’s no doubt that Wizkid is one of the great exports of Afrobeat music in recent times. He has successfully put Africa and most especially Nigeria on the map! Since Drake jumped on his single ‘Ojuelegba‘ he has gotten more international recognition and he keeps soaring high.
His most recent release is called ‘Come Closer‘ featuring Drake. Although Drake was nowhere to be found in the official music video, it went on to hit 2 million youtube views and counting in 2 days. That is a record for any African artist!
Wizkid has shown that he is the real StarBoy as he is fondly called.
Now let’s talk about the music video itself, it focuses on promoting beautiful women of African descent as opposed to the celebration of light-skinned video vixens we see in almost every music video home and abroad.
Wizkid has changed his look and style in general as if to say indirectly ‘I am on another level‘. His new dark-blonde dyed hair stands out as does the curvy beautiful women – (most of them with braided hair) – wearing clothes with a touch of african print.
This video is very beautiful and artistic, which explains why the ‘video vixens’ had face paint as part of their get up. It’s obvious a lot of effort was put into this video. It was shot by fellow Nigerian ‘DAPS‘. In my opinion, this is Wizkid’s best music video yet and it’s making waves even without Drake’s presence in the video.
Shine on StarBoy a.k.a Baba Nla!!!
Author: MJ Junior
MJ Junior is the Creative Director for the TLM brand. He’s also an entrepreneur, model, Graphic designer and Fashion Enthusiast.
He hopes to be on the Forbes list 30 under 30 by the year 2020!