Nigerian pop star, Ayodeji Balogun Wizkid has reacted to the rivalry between him and colleague Davido
Wizkid told Punch that he does not have time for competition as music remains his focus. He said, “I don’t dwell on things like that. Music is my focus, not rivalry. It’s all about making good music for me, and I believe that the sky is wide enough for all to fly.
“This year has been very great for me and I am thankful to God and all my fans. I have been very busy and it has been a roller-coaster for me. I don’t take it for granted, and I will always put my best into all that I do.
“It is about showcasing Nigeria to the world in the proper light, and I am glad that there is now more focus on African music. There are indeed a lot of talents out here.”
On his recent visit to his old neighbourhood in Surulere, Lagos, he said, “I am a Surulere boy through and through. That is my identity and I’m proud of where I come from.
“I went back to the hood to see my people and to spread some love. I have spent the most part of this year travelling, so when I had the opportunity to mingle with my people, I took it.”
The singer also stated that he was humbled by his recognition as the Best International Act by the Music of Black Origin award in England.
“I see that award as a win for Africa. It is a special and humbling one for me and my fans,” he added.