Wizkid not good lyricist – BBTitans’ star, Jenni O
Big Brother Titans star and music reviewer, Jenni O has said that Nigerian superstar singer, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid, is not impressive lyrically.
She analysed the ‘Joro’ crooner’s level of lyrical prowess using his last two albums; ‘Made In Lagos’ and ‘More Love, Less Ego’.
To buttress her point, the US-based OAP said the two albums he dropped didn’t measure up to the high expectations.
Jenni O, who participated the maiden edition of BBTitans, shared her opinion on the latest episode of her podcast, Jenni Speaks which featured singer, Praiz, as a guest.
She said; “Wizkid is not a lyricist. Lyrically, he is not the best. What I’m saying is look at the ‘Made In Lagos’ and ‘More Love, Less Ego’, the album he just dropped.
I’m not even going back to times of the first album he dropped. I’m really looking at these [last] two projects. And I feel like these projects, Wiz was giving us what he wanted to hear.”
Praiz said that there was nothing wrong with music artists evolving with their sounds, adding that what Wizkid is currently singing is what most of the fans want.
Similarly, Twitter Influencer, Daniel Regha also said Wizkid started becoming less of a force after he took a jab at rappers.
It may be recalled that during an interview with 10 magazine, the “Essence” crooner said rap is dead while arguing in favour of Afrobeats dominating the Hip Hop genre.
According to the Starboy Entertainment founder, Hip Hop artistes mostly rap on the same beats, and they have similar styles.
Wizkid also took to social media and said Nigerian rappers are non-rappers who lack development and he went on to list South Africa’s Nasty C and Ghana’s Sarkodie as the ‘real rappers’ in Africa.
Subsequently, Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss freestyles.
Months after the singer made these comments, Regha said he lost his star power due to the outcome of his utterance.
According to the social commentator, it also led to Wizzy’s More Love, Less Ego album turning out as a big failure.
He advised the Joro crooner to recant his statement, beg for forgiveness and make efforts to improve his behaviour.
Regha said; “Wizkid’s star power has seriously dropped after he mocked rappers; MLLE is no doubt a mid project, but this also led to the album being a big flop (compared to MIL). He needs to retract his words, beg for forgiveness & improve his behaviour. Humility goes a long way. No offense.”