A few hours ago, American/Nigerian rapper Wale was on one of the most popular radio stations in the USA – Hot97 FM for an interview.
In the course of the interview, Wale made some comments and revelations about Nigerian music such as Wizkid, Davido and Olamide.
He revealed that he once brought the idea of signing Wizkid to Jay Z’s Roc Nation.
The rapper, who was in the country in February, also implied that Drake copied Wizkid’s vibe on Controlla – one of the songs on his Views album.
YNaija has compiled 7 major quotes from Wale’s Hot 97 interview about the Nigerian music industry
- “I’m proud of Davido, Wizkid and Olamide. There is a whole lot of dope artistes coming out right now”
2. “Nigeria got a whole 60 percent of the swag coming out of Africa”
3. “I remember bringing the idea of signing Wizkid to Roc Nation; to the guys over there. ”
4. “I have a single with him (Wizkid) and Diplo”
5. “I would love to hear more of Wizkid on One Dance”
6. I could hear more of Wizkid on Controlla. It sound like a Wizkid song. He just sound like Wizkid on that song. The lyrics and everything. That’s just my opinion.
7. “He has a lot of influence on Controlla. I mean i know Wizkid’s catalogue, it just sounds like him. Lyrics like ‘she want to take my money’. Have my money and take my money for Wizkid is like hennesey and enemies for 2Pac. That’s is his vibe.”
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