Wizkid rise from obscurity to stardom is one that would make you want to work even harder but Wizkid is no superhuman neither does he have two heads or have the best voice in Nigeria, but because he made use of what he has within and all that surrounds him.

To be successful in the music industry you need more than just talent and money for you to blow. Wizkid is one of those successful artiste that knows how to play his cards right and he always comes out on top even when the media tries to bring him down.

Every up and coming artistes who is aiming to reach the height of Wizkid and want to get all the hype and exposure should read this article because you would definitely learn one or two things which you can use to improve yourself. Learn from people who have been there and seen it all in order to walk in the same footstep of their success. Enjoy reading and don’t forget to leave your comment if you have anything you want to contribute.

1. Be Humble

Right from the days of ‘Holla at your boy’ till now, Wizkid is still one of the most humble artiste you will ever find in this country, looking at all the things he has accomplished and all the fame and fortune he has accrued for himself. Any other artistes in his shoes would fill like a god and would begin to act like a King among st his peers and colleagues. Wizkid still hangs out with his friends and fans anytime he is in the country and he respects everyone accordingly.

When he was still in EME he was the starboy in the team but he still flowed with everyone and made music with any artistes that wants him on their song. Wizkid has never been reported to be rude to anyone before and this trait is what has been bringing him favour and making people to like him the more.

If you are an upcoming artiste and you are already feeling proud and important with yourself because you have a few fans, then you need to rethink and re-strategize because people would only help you when you are humble and friendly.

2. Be Unique/Standout

Take a look at all the big artistes in Nigeria today from Adekunle Gold, Falz, Wizkid, 2Face Idibia, Olamide, Simi and Banky W you would realize that all these artistes have something unique about themselves both in their music and in their style. If you are an upcoming artistes learn from Wizkid because he is unique from other artistes. He recreated his own style of music from the already existing afrobeat and afrohiphop genre and owned his sound which other artistes now tries to copy.

There can never be another Wizkid so also there can never be another you. You are also unique, try and find that special thing about you that others don’t have and use it to your advantage. Let people be amazed when they listen to your music or wowed when they see your performance on stage. Small Doctor is a lovely example of a unique artiste who created his own niche and today he is making a lot of money from it. So be you and you alone. Be unique!!!!

3. Be Fashionable

Wizkid is still one of Nigeria’s most fashionable artiste and he will always be because he pays total attention to his dressing and always sets new trends. You can never catch Wizkid dressing shabbily, he is always on point in his dressing. Just like the popular saying “You are addressed from the way you are dressed”. People would come to you and want to associate with you when you are well dressed. Nobody wants to associate anyone who doesn’t look good. So as an artiste you can only attract favour and important people who can help your musical career when you are dressed well and look like a star even when you are not. Good attracts good, while bad attracts bad, it’s a normal theory which you can’t discard. So if you want to make it fast in the music industry you need to start dressing like a superstar that you want to become.

4. Be Controversial

These days controversies sells and it sells faster than any other marketing mechanism. You hardly find any top artistes who is not controversial, is it Wizkid?, Davido?, 2Face Idibia?, Olamide? or even Tiwa Savage?. This is just to show you that in other to be a big star in the industry you will need to have something that your fans can talk about.

Nigerians like gossips and they follow only the ones that can give them plenty of it. Wizkid is very controversial, from his baby mama story, to his bashing of his expensive cars and getting a replacement some days after to dating top female celebrities and some social media fights with top celebrities etc.

So as an upcoming artistes you need to put some spice into your brand for people to keep talking about you. Singing and performing is not everything but adding a few spice to your brand goes a long way to keep you relevant.

5. Be Social Media Savvy

If you want to be a celebrity then you need to start learning to put yourself and your activities in the public eyes. And the only way to do this is to make use of your social media platforms like facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube, google plus and other social media sites. Wizkid doesn’t joke with his social media that a day hardly goes by without him posting something on any of his social media accounts.

Try and be like Wizkid even with his busy schedule he still finds time to share a picture of himself with his fans just to always keep the connection with them. If he can do it how much you who is not as busy as he is. Being a star musician is not a one day job you need to work really hard. If you are an aspiring artistes and you don’t have at least two or three of these social media accounts; facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat, youtube and soundcloud then you are not yet ready for the task of being a superstar.



The List is created Based on Writers Opinion, This does Not in any way reflect The Triotinaija Team Editorial Opinion. See List Below;

1) WIZKID-: Annoyingly wiz happens to be my number 1. Since abandoning the Nigerian shores to seek international recognition, he has been involved with top music act the likes of Rkelly, Akon, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Tinie tempah, Wale, Tyga and also featured on Drake VIEWS album. Drake’s ‘One Dance’ became the Wizkid-featured song that trended globally and held the lead position on the music charts for several months long. This feat became quite the game changer for the STARBOY.

He featured not one but three international music weights Chris Brown, Trey Songz and french Montana on his latest release ‘Shabba’. I don’t even need to say much cos it’s obvious at this juncture why he’s number one. “Highstar AR u happy”

2) OLAMIDE -: Olamide, remains a frontline soldier on the Nigerian music affairs. He is known for dropping HIT “back 2 back ” and also arguably the most featured artist in this diaspora. He started his 2016 on a high with the ‘Oyadab’ song featuring DJ enimoney, we find ourselves grooving to tunes like ‘I Love Lagos’ and ‘Abule Sowo’. Olamide’s songs always come with potential magic in keeping our turn up morale high. There’s the buzz worthy ‘Who You Epp’ – a studio freestyle that turned into viral competition and then konkobility recently dropped ‘owo blow’ and ‘sere’. I call him MR CONSISTENT.

3) KISS DANIEL -: Kiss Daniel stormed the industry in 2014 with his break out single, Woju. Since then,we have enjoyed hit BACK 2 BACK. Coming out of an unknown record label ‘GWW’ kiss has attained success in building his artiste profile to becoming one of the industry’s respected acts in the A-list category.

He’s managed to do this in a little less than two years, and with pretty much no ‘loud’ collaborations whatsoever. Daniels debut album titled ‘New Era’ drooped in the month of may. ‘Mama’ (my song of the year)– the album lead single, still topping the music charts nationwide for several weeks consistently.

4) FALZ –: Like play, Falz just rose like that to becoming a global music sensation even with extensions now in the abroad. The comical rapper has enjoyed his career like a rollercoaster affair, seeing his sophomore album ‘Stories That Touch’ as one of the most anticipated in the 2015 year. Falz hasn’t slowed down on his road to glory as he put out the short film for the Simi-featured track, ‘Soldier’, which ‘JUGRUL and others’ have touted to be the hottest contender for Video of the Year in 2016.

Just recently, he got a nomination on the platform of the BET Awards in the category for Best New International Act (Viewers’ Choice), which he won. Presently, his collaborative feature with Olamide and Davido on ‘Bahd Baddo Baddest’ is a chart topper on media transmitting frequencies nationwide.

5) PHYNO -: Eze Nnunu as he is fondly known by many, his the champion of the east, he has stayed true to his craft which is the indigenous rap style, he has also cut deep into the Western market all thanks to olamide baddo. He is 1 of the most featured artist in Nigeria. One of his most recent releases ‘Fada Fada’ is arguably the nation’s number one song. While his latest release ‘E Sure For Me’ is fast gaining form.

6) ADEKUNLE GOLD -: Adekunle signed on to YBNL popularly known has YBNL TOASTER came to limelight in year 2014/15 with ‘Sade’ a cover to one direction ‘story of my life’ ever since then he as dropped hit songs like ‘orente’, ‘pick up’ and ‘ready’ he recently dropped his debut album ‘GOLD’ which featured only SIMI(my crush) arguably the best album in year 2016.

7) LIL KESH -: Lil Kesh may have been passed up on for the Next Rated award at the most recent Headies, Keshi’s rose the stakes a notch higher being the first of his category colleagues to put out a debut album. Lil Kesh also set a new record in the process by being the first youngest artiste to own a record label(YAGI) In the Nigerian music terrain.

8) REEKADO BANKS -: Nigeria’s next rated, Reekado Banks has been putting in serious work to prove that he was deserving of the award that stirred up plenty controversy. , Reeky Banks set us off to an early party with a trendy single, ‘Oluwa Ni’ massive hit. He’s become a steady feature face with the likes of Oritsefemi, Kida Kudz, Sammy Davids, Jaywon. Most recent single ‘Standard’ also doing good….we all anticipating the release of his debut album.

9) PATORANKING -: Patoranking who just recently dropped his debut album yes debut album he kept us waiting forever for the album GOE ‘GOD OVER EVERYTHING‘ the album features heavyweight artist like Sarkodie, Olamide, Wizkid, Kwam1, elephant man PHYNO and so on. Album topping every music charts.

10) DAVIDO -: Davido, is fast making his play for a comeback. The yearning to put out a follow-up to his debut album has seen him go under for some time now, although he’s managed to keep afloat with trending features and controvesy. Started the year with baby mamà drama later on Mr Dele Momodu who he refer to as is boy, then record label drama…. David is signed to one of the world’s biggest label platforms, Sony Music Global.

This feat was ultimately confirmed toward the end of the first quarter of 2016. Speculations on international features with Young Thug, Trey Songz and Tinashe anticipating.
If by any chance you do not agree with the selection picks, please let me know your thoughts and sentiments..


Written by OLAKUNLE TEMITO on August 22, 2016.

NOTE: Do you think someone is missing or something is wrong with the collation? Feel free to comment!!


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