Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known by his stage name Wizkid, is a well-known singer and composer from Nigeria. He recently announced new plans to alter his lyrics on social media.
He claimed that nowadays, it is expected of artists to create songs that would linger in their listeners’ minds long after they are gone.
He revealed this in a recent interview with the Guardian UK.
In the conversation, Wizkid said:
” NOW I AM MORE CAREFUL WITH WHAT I PUT IN MY SONGS BECAUSE MY KIDS LISTEN TO MY SONGS.”
More Love Less Ego, his latest album, was released, and the multi-award winner commented,
“ALONGSIDE MANAGING MY EGO, ONE OTHER AIM FOR THIS NEW CHAPTER IS TO LIVE FOREVER. I RECENTLY WENT TO SEE BOB MARLEY’S MUSICAL, ‘GET UP, STAND UP!’ I WAS LIKE, ‘YO, WE’RE WATCHING A BOB MARLEY PLAY, AND THIS GUY DIED DECADES AGO’.”
The Grammy award winner said,
” BOB MARLEY DID SO MUCH AT A YOUNG AGE I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THAT HE DIED AT 36. IT JUST REAFFIRMS WHAT I DO, AND I HAVE TO KEEP TAKING THIS TO THE HIGHEST HEIGHTS. BECAUSE I KNOW ONE DAY, THEY ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO CREATE A PLAY ABOUT ME.”
The current norm, he continued, is to write songs that will last in his fans’ memory long after he is no longer alive.