Nigerian-American rapper, Wale , has communicated his esteem over the musical expertise of Nigerian musicians, Davido, Wizkid and Olamide , by expressing that he is pleased with them.
Wale was met on American radio station, Hot 97, where he discussed the great music nature of Nigerian artistes and how he attempted to get Wizkid marked to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record name.
“I’m proud of Davido and Wizkid, and Olamide”.
“There’s a lot of dope artistes coming out of there. I know it was going to get there, because Nigeria’s got like a whole 60% of the swag in Africa come from Nigeria, and I have always known Wizkid.”
“I remember bringing the idea of signing Wizkid to Roc Nation, to the guys over here like early on…but that was way before his time, but I knew what it was gonna be.”
“There’s so much money there, as far as like Dubai, London and all of that, I knew it was going to get there.”
“I got one with Wizkid with Diplo, I’ve got like seven songs with Wizkid on the internet. But again, it was before this. Like again, If I had held on to him and put him on, it would have been a different story.”
Wale made remarks about Drake’s “Controlla” melody, which as indicated by him, had a great deal of Wizkid’s impact in it.
He specified that the expressive substance of the tune were something you will discover in a Wizkid sort of tune.
“It sounds like a Wizkid song…The lyrics, everything. That’s just my opinion. I mean, he’s a phenomenal writer, performer and whatever, but I just feel like he sounds like Wizkid,”
“I’m not making no allegations, but I do feel like he had a lot of influence on ‘Controlla’. I mean I know Wizkid catalogue, he just sounds like the lyrics and everything.”
“Something about ‘She wanna take my money and…’ Wizkid said that. Like ‘Take my money or have nmy money, it’s like Wizkid’s Hennessy or Enemies for 2pac.”
“That’s Wizkid’s vibe. That’s his vibe. Like she wants my money, or I’ll give you my money, or dance for my money, that’s big talk in Nigeria.”