Star boy, wizkid’s most talked about hit song ‘Ojuelegba’ has been rated 12th on Fader Magazine’s record of 107 Best Songs of 2015.
No doubt, Wizkid’s ‘Ojuelegba’ was a huge successful for the Star boy CEO, his record label and his fans.
According to the Fader magazine, the song never needed Drake even though he made the song more popular in America. It would have been just as big as it is.
“Let’s get what we all already know out of the way: Drake hopped on this song from Nigerian artist Wizkid for a remix, generously making the song more famous (at least in America) than it might’ve been on its own in 2015. But let me state this clearly and definitively: the song never needed him. No matter the celebrity, you can’t improve on perfection, even if the Skepta verse that accompanied Drake’s on the remix was pretty great. No, “Ojuelegba” is best on its own, a graceful slice of rhythm that does not need cultural translation. Like Popcaan’s “Everything Nice,” the iconic global jam from last summer, it has a message of grace, thankfulness, and happy perseverance that resonates in every home. And that beat? It’s got a shoulder-shrugging momentum so joyful, how could it not have wound its way all over the world? —Alex Frank”