Wizkid’s recent linkup with Justin Bieber sparks reactions

American pop star, Justin Bieber and Nigerian Afrobeats sensation, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid, have been captured together at the 2024 Coachella, leaving much to be desired.

A set of photos making the rounds on social media showed the two Grammy winners having a conversation on the sidelines of the music festival holding at the Empire Polo club in California.

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What Wizkid and Bieber discussed is yet to be made public, but any fans are expressing hopes of them hitting the studio and working on a project.

In the images, Starboy appeared to be doing much of the talking while Bieber just listened. There are those who are, however, not excited by the unexpected linkup.

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@bruzieee commented; Before, e fit be inside show glass Justin Bieber go dey. Afrobeats don go.

@Lummygee1; Wizkie begging for collaboration again 😂

@arlongtime; Justin beiber dressed so casual.. I love dat abt him💯

@Opeyemi_cma; Greatness! Difference dey wey clear

@capt_luffy09; Wizkid no fit get beards for this life lol

@Mich__Alex; Can we all agree WizKid is the Greatest after Michael Jackson?✨🐐

In other news…

Nigerian On Air Personality, Daddy Freeze has said music superstar, Wizkid is almost on the same level with late Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

The media personality stated this in a video shared on his social media page while reacting to an interview with 10 magazine, where the “Essence” crooner said rap is dead.

Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss raps. But Freeze opined that for Wizkid to have made that comment, it comes from a place of objectivity soaked in experience.

The OAP who said he was backing Big Wiz further said only a handful of artistes in Nigeria can boast of the achievements attached to Wizkid’s name in the music industry.

Daddy Freeze said; “When it comes to music in Nigeria as a whole, Wizkid is almost on the level of Fela then. What he (Wizkid) has been able to do, not many people can achieve it, when he says something, hear him out, there is one thing in me that makes me different from many people I might not like you but if you speak the truth I will support you.

The truth is the truth and it will set you free. When you see the truth and started ignoring the truth because of the person carrying the truth we become like Nigerian politicians, all of them are the same but they will make one look worse than the rest of them.”