Be Yourself, Leave Your Comfort Zone and 3 Other Music Tips Every Young Artist Should Learn From Wizkid
- The Afrobeat maestro Wizkid is arguably one of the biggest musical exponents in Nigeria and a global phenomenon that is worthy of emulation
- Many young musicians wish to develop their careers into becoming a phenomenon like Wizzy
- However, those who don't come from a privileged background that can finance their dream as a musician, like Davido or Fireboy DML, they have work a lot harder to succeed
- Music is an expensive career path even though it is highly lucrative; in this article Legit.ng has highlighted five tips young artists can emulate from Wizkid in order to thrive in the music industry
Every musician and singer has their career path, and what works for Wizkid might not particularly be the perfect fit for others. However, Wizkid's success can be mirrored to an extent.
As a budding musician who is ready work hard and smart, and it is glaring that you are creative and talented, there are a few attributes you can imbibe from a renowned artist like Wizzy.
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Below are the five tips every young musician and artist can learn from Wizkid:
1. Growth is key:
It will be good to note that the Wizkid that sang Holla at Your Boy is different from the Wizkid that sang Essence. Big Wiz had evolved significantly when he dropped his second studio album titled Ayo.
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However, it was in the Made in Lagos album that the evolution became apparent. The Superstar album is a completely different body of work from its predecessor, Made in Lagos.
Hence, as a young musician, allow yourself to grow. Know what works for you while consciously trying to evolve. Don't make a complete or sudden switch that would make your core followers and fans lose connection with you music. An example is the switch Adekunle Gold made in his music genre.
You should always make sure you are growing and evolving.
2. Leave your comfort zone:
Wizkid became famous when he got signed to the EME music label. He could have stayed in the comfort of an established label, but he decided to leave in 2013.
Considering the financial power a record label has compared to being independent, it was a very bold move. Thus, be ready to leave your comfort zone.
Always try to push your craft to the next level. However, it doesn't have to be done with animosity.
3. Build a relationship with your fans:
Big Wiz's fanbase, Wizkid FC, is today one of the largest and most active fanbases in the world. This feat was only achievable because Wizzy has stayed true to his identity all through his career.
He has a strong connection with his fans, he has been able to build a good relationship with them.
4. Don't be afraid to expand:
Wizkid didn't stop growing. His music has taken him across the world and he has won prestigious awards for his music.
He has continually learnt to infuse new sounds and functionality into his core style. Some don't work out well, but that's part of the process. Don't stop trying, it is a unique skill of winners.
5. Be yourself, don't try to be like Wizkid:
Learn from Wizkid's personality and his music to create your own path.
Big Wiz has never been the loudest or even the most popular from the start, but he has always tried to stay true to himself. He has never been one that seeks public validation but has always stayed ultra-competitive.
Video of Wizkid vibing to Rexxie’s song in his Bentley trends, fans react
Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls reporting that internationally famous Afrobeat maestro, Wizkid continues to pepper the gram with more clips of himself vibing to songs by the producer, Rexxie.
The latest clip is coming just days after the 'Essence' crooner shared a post on his Insta-story noting that the line "Abi kin pe Rexxie" was stuck in his head.
The now famous line was used by Naira Marley on the hit song 'Abracadabra' which was produced by Rexxie.