Global superstar, Wizkid hailing from Nigeria has trended yesterday following his return to USA’s billboard chart with his history-making studio album Made In Lagos (MIL) entering at number 5 under the World Albums category. His album MIL which saw features from the likes of Tems, Justin Bieber, H.E.R and Damian Marley was a cultural phenomenon last year and broke many records including its single “Essence” becoming the first song by any African artist to dominate the Billboard 100 top 10 charts for a number of weeks in a row. Today, he’s teased new upcoming music with South African producer and Amapiano DJ, Maphorisa.
The pair have created magic together in the past with the hit song Sponono for DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small's highly successful album, I Am The King Of Amapiano: Sweet and Dust released in 2020, also featuring Burna Boy and Cassper Nyovest. They have since been hanging out over the past couple of weeks and enjoying studio time together in Nigeria and Los Angeles thanks to their Social media stories we were brought in.
He has announced the title of his newest and unreleased album as More Love, Less Ego but without any release dates and we are wondering whether DJ Maphorisa will make it on the artist's highly anticipated album as a feature.
Wizkid shared to his 14.3 Million Instagram followers a picture of him with the Amapiano DJ in studio and captioned it, “New sound on the way soon,” hinting at a potential release pretty soon. Some other users online including music blogs that support Wizkids have also started speculating that DJ Maphorisa will be the lead producer of the new Big Wiz album following the amounts of time the pair have been spending together in and out of the studio.
Currently located in Los Angeles for work purposes, DJ Maphoria and Big Wiz have been spending their days flying together in Wizkid’s private jet, from attending his biggest Dreamville festival performance in North Carolina and some of his USA tour dates to playing pool and rolling weed in 100 dollar bills together between studio sessions, it’s no doubt that the two artists have developed a good friendship outside music and we cannot wait to hear what they cook together.
DJ Maphorisa has also taken to his social media a tease at new music but did not mention who he will be collaborating with. The star is still focused on pushing his successor Kabza De Small in all his projects, while the Essence hitmaker has been keeping his momentum on a high since the release of MIL with numerous features such as B'Dor with Burna Boy, IDC with ASA, and recently Awolowo with BOJ and Darkovibes.Wizkid is also rumored to be featured in the upcoming album of American award-winning and celebrated rapper Kendrick Lamar and Twitter has been buzzing about him so much that he’s currently leading the trends list at number 1.