Nigeria’s arguably biggest musical act, the internationally renowned Afrobeat king Ibrahim Ayo Balogun more popularly known as Wizkid had a seat down with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, where he revealed that he has never been more at peace with himself, his life and everything around him because he as found himself and has found peace.
The singer during his seat down with Apple music discussed his latest album, where he further revealed more about himself and what the COVID-19 lockdown has taught him the most. The singer said the lockdown period finally gave the long-overdue break from music and things that has helped him to self-reflect more than ever.
Wizkid says the current type of music he makes at the moment might just not be for everybody, but it comes from a real place, a place of true growth. The singer affirmed that at the moment he is making “some of the purest and realist music he’s ever made in his life”.
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Below is an excerpt of the Wizkid’s interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music Radio;
Wizkid Tells Apple Music About Lessons Learned During Quarantine…
“… As human beings, I feel like we have our survival instincts, right. So when everything happens we all just automatically… You just switch into survival mode, like, “Okay, yeah, this is what we’re doing. This is what the world has come to. So we need to keep moving forwards.” That I put that in mind. And secondly, it’s like I love performing, I love the energy from people. So where you don’t get that, I feel like the crazy times were hard but as I see it made everyone understand what is important in life. And us artists you… This is the first time where everyone’s kind of slowed down and paused in like a minute. Like, “Oh no one is really touring and jumping around.” So everyone’s home. Like there’s a more human, like you’re a little bit more human. I feel like that reflects in the music. And so now it’s like, “Oh whoa, you see things a little bit clearer.” Because sometimes you make music, you get in the club, you’re touring, but that’s like… You can be stuck in a place that is not real when you’re on the road, and you’re making music like that. But when you’re home and you’re really going through everything like a normal human being it’s like… You just realize music comes from a real place. Especially when the music comes from a real place for you as an artist and for me it does. So right now it’s like, I’m making some of the most purest, realist music I’ve ever made in life.”
Wizkid Tells Apple Music About Finding Peace…
Man, I just found myself. I found my peace, man. I found myself. I found my peace in ways I can’t even put words to explain. I can’t explain it. As we are growing as older people… So when you’re young, it’s like you’re searching like, “Okay, who am I? What?” You’re inspired by a lot of people. So it’s like you’re trying to find yourself. But right now I feel like I’m in the best, I’m in my zone. I know exactly why I’m here. I just found my peace, man. I found my peace in ways I can’t explain.
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